Reccius' Law's first specialty practice area--housing litigation

Understanding that home is the most sacred place, we fight housing cases as if your life depends on it.  Before doing criminal and cannabis law, Managing Partner Benjamin S. Reccius was first a law clerk for the Housing Litigation Unit of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA). During his two years at LAFLA, Benjamin directly represented clients at Section 8 administrative hearings and worked with senior staff attorneys to help obtain a 1.5 million dollar settlement for the indigent, ill and wrongfully displaced former tenants of the Huntington Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Benjamin has also worked as a court-appointed mediator in unlawful detainer (eviction) cases where he has helped hundreds of landlord and tenants reach stipulated agreements that avoid the randomness and uncertainty of trial. Reccius law has handled numerous housing-related legal matters including those involving:

  • Security deposits
  • Relocation monies
  • Damages for unauthorized landlord entry
  • Retaliatory evictions
  • Constructive evictions
  • 30 and 60 day notices
  • Warranty of Quiet Enjoyment and Habitability violations 
  • Landlord harassment 
  • Fair Housing and Employment Act ("FHEA") violations 
  • Americans with Disabilities Act violations
  • Lodgers rights

Like its other specialties of criminal law and cannabis business law, Reccius Law takes pride in its thorough preparation and uncommonly deep knowledge of the law and workings of the court system.  We know the finer more obscure parts of the law to ensure that our clients are awarded the full relief they deserve.  Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, call us today to see how we can help with your housing-related legal issue. Mediation and arbitration services are also available upon the parties' mutual agreement to submit the case to alternative dispute resolution.  


"California Tenants--A Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities" California Guide for California Department of Consumer Affairs (July 2012)