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When a tenant is forced to move out of their home due to poor living conditions, mold/mildew, pest infestations …
Our office represents Bay Area tenants in disputes that arise out of a landlord’s failure to repair and maintain …
Wolford Wayne represents tenants in disputes at the San Francisco and Oakland Rent Board, including disputes …
Tenants who have been subjected to harassment may have grounds to sue their landlord for damages …
A wrongful eviction occurs when a landlord evicts a tenant in violation of a local rent ordinance or California State Law …
Wolford Wayne helps tenants in the Bay Area to negotiate tenant buyout agreements with landlords …
over 35 years of experience in representing tenants.
Wolford Wayne LLP is a dedicated tenants’ rights law firm located in San Francisco’s Financial District. The firm prides itself on providing practical, affordable, and aggressive representation to
The team at Wolford Wayne have over thirty-five years of experience combined representing tenants. Our attorneys have successfully resolved hundreds of disputes on behalf of our clients and recovered millions of dollars along the way.
Unlike many landlord-tenant law firms, we only represent tenants, never landlords. Therefore, you never have to wonder whose side we are on or what we stand for. We are dedicated to providing tenant clients with exceptional representation and outstanding hands-on service.
We have assisted hundreds of tenants throughout the Bay Area in a wide range of situations, including eviction lawsuits, buyout negotiations, rent board hearings, and affirmative lawsuits against landlords.
Recovered on behalf of a group of 30 tenants living in an SRO in San Francisco who were living with horrendous conditions in their rent controlled apartments, including rodents, bedbugs, mold, water leaks and harassment.Read More
Recovered on behalf of three families living in a building in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood who were forced to live with substandard conditions for years as a result of their landlord’s negligence, including issues with lack of heat, lack of hot water and cockroach/rat infestations.Read More
Recovered on behalf of a couple living in a rent-controlled home in the outer Sunset neighborhood. Our clients were forced to vacate after the landlord served them with an Owner Move-In Eviction Notice. After the landlords failed to move into the property, our clients filed suit for wrongful eviction.Read More
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant in Russian Hill. Tenant was forced to vacate her illegal apartment in retaliation for reporting unlawful rent increases to the San Francisco Rent Board.Read More
Recovered for a single long-term tenant in San Francisco. Our client was forced to move out of his apartment as a result of extreme landlord harassment.Read More
Recovered on behalf of three long-term tenants in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood who were constructively evicted due to noise and nuisance conditions created by their downstairs neighbors, which the owner refused to address.Read More
Recovered on behalf of elderly, disabled tenant who was forced to move out of her rent-controlled San Francisco apartment of 50 years after landlord/owner failed to resolve numerous building code violations that remained outstanding for over a decade.Read More
Recovered on behalf of seven tenants living in a makeshift boarding house in East Palo Alto.Read More
Recovered on behalf of two former San Francisco tenants who were evicted via an Owner Move-In Eviction and owner failed to occupy the unit as her primary place of residence.Read More
Recovered on behalf of an elderly long-term tenant who was forced to vacate her long San Francisco apartment as a result of her landlord’s refusal to address longstanding defective conditions, including lack of heat, mold, rodent infestations, and defective plumbing. Read More
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant who was forced to vacate his home as a result of ongoing, disruptive construction and the owners’ refusal to provide him with alternative housing. Read More
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco family that was constructively evicted from their home in the Richmond District as a result of unlawful rent increases, defective conditions and tenant harassment.Read More
Recovered on behalf of a tenant living in an illegal “in-law” unit. In this case, a new owner purchased the building and then demolished our client’s unit without permits while she was displaced for seismic retrofitting.Read More
Recovered on behalf of two long term San Francisco tenants who were fraudulently evicted from their home of over twenty years under the pretext of an owner move-in eviction.Read More
Recovered for tenant who was injured when their stairway railing collapsed at the tenant’s Mission District apartment building.Read More
Recovered in action for a group of tenants forced to vacate their San Francisco apartment house due to severe habitability defects including mold and water leaks.Read More
San Francisco Tenant Attorneys
They represent tenants only and not landlords so you get Fair representation as a tenant, which is really important in San Francisco. I had a great experience and they helped me resolve a very complicated issue.
I decided to reach out to Wolford Wayne LLP after hearing great reviews about them. I felt helpless and defeated for years against my landlord who owns multiple buildings and have a team of lawyers. Megan Johnson worked on my case and she was absolutely amazing during the almost 8 anxious months that my case took. My anxiety was over the roof, I was crazy paranoid but any questions that I had Megan was there to answer. We kept in touch through many e-mails and she was always there when I needed to talk to her over the phone. All…
Alex Merchant has helped me with multiple cases, and he has always been compassionate, responsive, knowledgeable, skilled and professional. I really cannot express in words my deep gratitude and admiration for his help and amazing skills. Alex's passion for helping tenants is unparalleled, and I highly recommend him. If you have Alex Merchant on your side, you can rest assured that he will do his best to represent you and resolve your case favorably.
In a difficult and uniquely San Francisco housing situation, Daniel and his team worked to understand our goals and intentions and ensure that we got the best possible outcome. We never expected to need a lawyer, but the team's professionalism, patience, and responsiveness made us feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. We even made some money out of the deal! Highly recommend.
I hired Wolford Wayne to represent me in connection with a dispute I was having with my landlord. I could not have been more pleased with the service that I received. Daniel Wayne is extremely knowledgeable and professional, but also understands his client's goals and how to position himself to best achieve them. I set a goal in my mind of what I personally thought would be a good outcome, and Daniel nearly doubled my "internal goal!" In addition, Daniel was extremely responsive to any calls, e-mails, questions, etc. that I had. He always kept me updated on where things…
Daniel reached out to us after we had contacted the San Francisco Tenants Union. As a volunteer with the SFTU, Daniel was very generous with his time and answered a number of questions we had about our housing situation. We feel a sense of relief that if needed, we can hire a knowledgeable and experienced tenant rights attorney.
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