Originally Posted by h2oskier
No it's just that they charge more than the whole case would be, so they are telling you to file in small claims court to save you time and money. Also they know that when you see how simple it is to get this done, you're going to wonder why you spent the money on them in the first place. And to the critic to thinks that everyone on here is just a lawn person, my bar card is still current.
This is very good advice and the lien route is also a good avenue. Bottom line is if you hire a lawyer, the only one that will win is the lawyer. Your case just isn't worth enough. I've been the small claims route and have both a father and brother who are lawyers. I wouldn't think of hiring a lawyer for a case that small.