Housing attorney joins Lee County Legal Aid Society

Veteran litigator Amir Cyrus brings experience in private practice, public service
By: Lee County Legal Aid Society
 
FORT MYERS, Fla. - May 30, 2024 - PRLog -- A veteran litigator with experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in private practice, as well as in the public sector, has joined the Lee County Legal Aid Society as a housing attorney.

Amir Cyrus joins the Fort Myers-based nonprofit, which provides free civil legal aid to low-income residents of Lee County, helping narrow the access to justice gap among those who cannot afford a private attorney in civil cases.  That can include landlord-tenant issues, evictions and foreclosures, as well as post-disaster insurance claims and contractor fraud.

"Adding a litigator with the scope of experience that Amir brings is a real coup for our office – and by extension, for some of our county's most vulnerable residents," said Andrew Banyai, Lee County Legal Aid Society executive director. "As our community continues to recover from the historic damage from Hurricane Ian, the need for public legal advocates is as high as ever."

Cyrus previously worked in private practice at several Florida law firms as an associate attorney, handling property litigation on both sides of the aisle. A graduate of both Florida State University and Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad College of Law, he has also worked for the Florida Attorney General's Office and as an assistant public defender in the Fort Myers-based 20th Judicial Circuit.

About Lee County Legal Aid Society

Founded in 1967, Lee County Legal Aid Society is a private, nonprofit organization that provides no-cost civil legal aid to low-income residents of Lee County. The organization helps narrow the access to justice gap among those who cannot afford a private attorney in civil cases. In partnership with the Lee County Clerk of the Court, Lee County Legal Aid Society offers free, 20-minute "self-help" legal clinics that pair attorneys in private practice with those in need of legal services. Unlike in criminal law, there is no Constitutional right to counsel in civil law, which includes landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures, evictions, probate, debt collection, child custody cases, domestic violence orders of protection and more. For more information, visit www.leecountylegalaid.org or call (239)-334-6118.

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