A small claims attorney is someone who helps a person recover money from damages from problems like damage to property, disputes and small car wrecks, and the money sought is usually between $2,500 and $5,000, reports Lawyers.com. However, small claims courts in some states do not even allow lawyers to be present, so it is important to check with state laws before hiring an attorney for representation. Some of these states include Nebraska and California.
A small claims attorney can help a person prepare for the case, even if the attorney will not be present in the actual court proceedings. For example, the attorney can help with getting documents together to support the case and prepare statements to use in the courtroom, suggests Ohio Legal Services.