In determining whether or not you need an attorney to start an eviction proceeding, that question will be answered by you yourself best. Florida does offer many opportunities for individuals to represent themselves pro se. You can get the eviction forms online, and usually follow the instructions and fill out the questionnaire. However, many times because evictions are rule-based you may run into different scenarios where you're not comfortable. You may want to consult with an attorney to determine whether or not you want that attorney to handle the case for you.