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From my experiences with small claims court, you must file in the county of the defendant if you live in the same state. If they are out of stat (as in this case) you file in your county. They will have to pay a lawyer to represent them. Many times they will not as the lawyer's fees will mitigate the judgement in your favor.
Some courts offer free legal advice for small claims court. You normally represent yourself so judges are much more understanding of you not knowing every little law. I just hope you have lots of paperwork and photos. If not, you're SOL.
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