Southern California Landlord Tenant Law


Areas of Practice

  Appellate Practice

  Residential Tenancies
  Habitability Concerns
  Other Real Property Issues
  Contract Interpretation and   Drafting
  Commercial Tenancies
  Motions Practice
  Rent Control Jurisdiction

Motions Practice

Using Trial Court Motions in Real Estate Disputes

One important component to our work at Daggenhurst Law, APC, is our pre-trial, and post-trial motions practice. Our firm's attorney does much more than simply file motions — using our insight and experience, we focus on clarity of presentation and advancing sound legal arguments in your favor. We work to ensure that every action we take is done with the goal of obtaining a quick, positive outcome for each of our clients.

To find out more about our motions practice and how we can help you in your landlord-tenant or real estate related case, contact Daggenhurst Law today to schedule a consultation. We represent both landlords and tenants throughout Los Angeles County and surrounding areas.

A Strategic Motions Practice

In basic terms, a motion is a kind of request made before a judge during any stage of legal proceedings. For example, very often in unlawful detainer proceedings/evictions and other civil matters a party may not be properly or timely served, or for other reasons may not answer the complaint on time, and thus be defaulted by the other side. The firm's attorney has a great deal of experience in motions to set aside defaults and default judgments, to determine which set aside motions must be done in order to get back into the case and defend the action is critcal. Other times our firm's attorney may believe that even if the opposing party's position were looked at in its best light, a decision would still be made in our client's favor, and we might move for summary judgment.

At Daggenhurst Law, our motions practice is broad and strategic. The types of motions we use include:

      • Motions for summary judgment
      • Motions for summary adjudication
      • Motions to dismiss
      • Motions to compel
      • Motions to set aside defaults
      • Motions to quash
      • Motions to strike
      • Motions for relief from forfeiture
      • Motions to reopen discovery proceedings
      • Motions to stay forfeiture
      • Motions for a new trial
      • Motions to re-consider
      • Attorney’s Fees Motions
      • Motions to Consolidate & Relate
      • Emergency Motions
      • Demurrer (Quasi Motion)

Our approach goes far beyond simply filing standard motions. We understand the California court system, and we know that in addition to content, presentation is a key element in obtaining a favorable decision. Our strategy lies in acting reasonably, diligently and ethically in court. If motions key to our clients’ cases are denied, we may use our appellate and writ know-how to pursue a review of the Court’s decision while preserving our clients' rights.

In addition to our motions practice, our firm's attorney handles appeals, and in fact often takes appeals referred by other lawyers. To find out how we can help you in your tenancy case related to residential or commercial property, contact us today.

The firm of Daggenhurst Law, APC, of Burbank, California, is pleased to provide legal counsel and representation to clients throughout Los Angeles County including the cities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, Culver City, Arcadia, El Monte, Hollywood, Tujunga, Studio City, Pomona, Venice, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Woodland Hills, Van Nuys, and in the Miracle Mile to name a few. Daggenhurst Law also represents clients in Orange, and San Bernardino Counties.

Contact Us

Daggenhurst Law, APC
4405 W. Riverside Dr, Suite 201
Burbank, CA 91505

Phone: 818-843-1242
Fax: 818-843-1337