I have sued for TCPA in Small Claims on multiple occasions. Only one went to Small Claims. 2 were removed to Federal Court, which was what I wanted in the first place. 3 Settled before any action in Court. One went all the way to Small Claims Court. In Missouri, where I lived at the time, there was no discovery permitted. I had copies of cell records and that was all i needed.
The other party did not send an attorney, but an officer of the company for the "trial". That was informal and the judge asked most of the questions. The Defendant admitted they made the calls with an autodialer. Judge was going to give them the benefit of the doubt that they did not know they were calling a cell phone, but I pointed out the law and then he took the case "under advisement". About a week later, I received a judgment in the mail against the Defendant for $1000.