Tobener Ravenscroft

San Francisco Tenant Lawyers

San Francisco


San Jose

Experienced, aggressive, and client-centered tenants rights attorneys

Tobener Ravenscroft is the leading tenant rights firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm has collected millions of dollars on behalf of its clients, assisting more than 10,000 tenants through wrongful evictions, intractable repair issues, landlord harassment and discrimination, and landlord-caused injuries. The firm won the 2014 SF Bay Guardian Small Business of the Year. It has been featured in California Lawyer and the Daily Journal, and has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, Wired, and Reuters. The firm is dedicated to employee activism, and sponsors all of its lawyers to volunteer weekly at legal nonprofits, equaling nearly 500 community hours each year. The firm is respected as San Francisco tenant lawyers who lead the way among their peers and has represented countless attorneys and the San Francisco Tenants Union.

Office Locations

San Francisco

Tobener Ravenscroft
21 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118


Tobener Ravenscroft
1300 Clay Street Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612

San Jose

Tobener Ravenscroft
111 N. Market Street Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113

San Francisco Bay Area Tenant Lawyers

Tenant lawyers serving San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Fremont, San Rafael, Berkeley and surrounding Bay Area cities. We 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 tenant evictions for renovations and capital improvements.

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News and Updates

  • Oakland Fire: How to Make Live/Work Spaces Safer

    5 January 2017
  • San Francisco Landlord Issues Apology Letter To Tenants

    6 May 2014
  • San Francisco Sues Landlords Who Evicted Tenants for Airbnb

    23 April 2014
  • Home Sharing Site Airbnb Said To Influence San Francisco Evictions

    20 January 2014
  • SF Fails to Follow Up After Evictions

    29 December 2014
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Tobener Ravenscroft LLP

Joseph Tobener is the managing attorney at the Tobener Ravenscroft. An attorney for more than fifteen years, Mr. Tobener draws on his specialized expertise as a tenant lawyer to provide caring, easy-to-understand, and aggressive assistance to a diverse clientele. He has represented thousands of Bay Area residents on tenant law issues and earned millions on behalf of his clients. He has appeared on KALW and KQED and was featured in the SF Bay Guardian, the Daily Journal, and California Lawyer. Cases he has successfully litigated have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, Reuters, and Wired. His clients have included countless lawyers, high-tech executives, mobile home residents, the San Francisco Tenants Union, and several art collectives. One of his passions is working to preserve artist live/work housing. He also worked for Home Base, a homelessness law nonprofit and has been an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University and UC Hastings. The firm is dedicated to employee activism, and sponsors each of its lawyers to volunteer weekly in the community at housing rights nonprofits, donating nearly 500 attorney hours each year.

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