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Aggressive, Client-Centered Tenant Lawyers

Tobener Law Center focuses on tenant rights in San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Fremont, San Rafael, Berkeley and surrounding Bay Area cities.  We have successfully represented thousands of tenants and victims of landlord caused injuries.  Our tenant attorneys stop landlord harassment, refusal to repair, and wrongful evictions.  In rent-controlled jurisdictions, we fight illegal rent increases, landlord move-in evictions (OMIs and RMIs), Ellis Act evictions, and evictions for renovations and capital improvements. Tobener Law Center is dedicated to fighting for tenant and renter rights.

Joseph Tobener Biography

Joseph Tobener is the managing attorney of Tobener Law Center.  He has been a lawyer for nearly fifteen years.  Mr. Tobener draws on his specialized legal expertise to provide caring, easy-to-understand assistance to a diverse clientele.  He has personally represented thousands of Bay Area residents on housing and tenant law issues and has secured millions on behalf of his clients.

JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law
MS, San Francisco State University
BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Luke VanderDrift Biography

Luke VanderDrift is a senior associate at Tobener Law Center.   He has counseled hundreds of Bay Area residents on housing law issues and has tried twenty-five jury trials to verdict.  Before joining Tobener Law Center, Mr. VanderDrift clerked for the Los Angeles Superior Court. He volunteers with the California Mock Trial Program and the San Francisco Tenant’s Union.

JD, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Jacqueline Ravenscroft Biography

Jacqueline Ravenscroft is an associate at the Tobener Law Center.  Ms. Ravenscroft has represented hundreds of tenants in wrongful eviction, habitability, and personal injury claims and has helped secure millions on behalf of clients.  During law school, Ms. Ravenscroft was Executive Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review.  She also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and Witkin Award for Excellence.    She volunteers at the Housing Rights Committee.

JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz