The Law Offices of Daniel W. Wayne represents residential and commercial tenants in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area counties. We have successfully resolved hundreds of disputes on behalf of our clients, helping them collect millions of dollars along the way.
Our office only represents tenants – never landlords. This allows us to focus on advancing the rights of tenants without the potential for conflicts of interest.
While some law firms represent both landlords and tenants – essentially acting as hired guns for whoever has the money to pay them, we believe that the divide between landlords and tenants that exists in the Bay Area is one where you cannot play both sides. As part of our dedication to tenant’s rights our office is closely aligned with local non-profit housing rights organizations such as the San Francisco Tenant’s Union, Housing Rights Committee and Eviction Defense Collaborative. Daniel has served as a volunteer counselor at the Tenant’s Union for the past several years, while both Marie-Therese and Tony are former employees of the Eviction Defense Collaborative and Tony previously worked as a tenant’s rights attorney for the Justice and Diversity Center of the San Francisco Bar Association.
Our services include: advising and consulting with tenants on their rights and duties; representing tenants in legal actions against their landlords/ former landlords for failure to provide habitable premises, wrongful eviction and tenant harassment; eviction defense; rent board hearings; and negotiating “buy-out” agreements.
If you are facing these or other issues as a tenant, contact us today for assistance and counseling.
Fees and Costs
We believe in providing our clients with a transparent fee structure so you never have to worry about getting an unexpected bill. We set our fee structure up front so there is no confusion. Our fee structure varies depending on the scope and nature of our representation. The vast majority of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis – meaning our fee is a percentage of any funds we recover on our client’s behalf. This allows us to represent clients of all economic backgrounds. However, for eviction defense, consulting, and rent board representation we charge on an hourly basis and require an initial retainer. We do provide sliding scale representation in certain circumstances. To find out more about our fees and whether we can help you, contact us today for more information.