San Francisco Tenant Lawyers
Wolford Wayne LLP is is a tenant’s rights law firm located in San Francisco’s Financial District. Partners Daniel Wayne and Jason Wolford have built reputations as zealous advocates for their clients. The firm prides itself on providing practical, affordable and aggressive representation to residential and commercial tenants.
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.
Daniel and his team are legendary. If you are looking for a team that encompasses honesty, reliability, diligence, and composure, then you need not look further! I could not have wished for a better lawyer and team to represent my family against an oppressive and abusive landlord. Not only did Daniel provide extraordinary guidance, but his patience and composure also calmed me when dealing with what would otherwise be stressful situations. I cannot thank him and his team enough for their professionalism and service. Daniel and his team helped my family put an end to a horrifying past, and we can move on with life because of it. I 110% recommend Daniel and his team to any tenants suffering harassment and abuse from their landlord. Just know that there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel, and Daniel and his team will lead you to that light!
I highly recommend Jason Wolford!
I was recently in a difficult--and frankly, scary--dispute with my landlord, and initially felt completely intimidated and overwhelmed by the situation. I talked to a number of attorneys, including several of the more well-known tenant's rights firms in the Bay Area, many of whom gave me the run-around, or agreed to handle some aspects of the case but not others.
I'm very grateful that I finally connected with Jason. He took on the entirety of the case, and developed an overall strategy to navigate the complexities of the situation. He handled the case with great skill and competence, and brought it to a very positive conclusion. He's a clear, strategic thinker, fair-minded, and not intimidated by the bullying tactics one encounters in these situations. And he really is just a good guy, and treats his clients very fairly and honorably.
If you find yourself in this kind of situation, look him up!
Daniel Wayne saves the day, well saved my apartment in SF which was a huge relief. He was very knowledgeable and very proficient with the way he represented my eviction notice. If Daniel hadn't step in and approached my case, I would have to relocate outside of SF and this would have taken me away from my 15-year high school son which lives half the time with his Mom and half the time with me. So not only did he win my case, he kept a father and son together. I can't thank Daniel Wayne enough.
This is my second time working with and reviewing Daniel and he has been a tremendous help dealing with a difficult landlord for over 3 years. My first experience was to fight an illegal rent increase via the Rent Board and he not only helped me win that case (and the subsequent appeal) but he kept me calm through the ordeal. That was just the beginning. I ended up getting involved in a much more complicated matter and he again helped me through the whole situation and kept me informed and at ease throughout the 2 year ordeal.
He's a great advocate for tenant's rights and is very good at what he does. I absolutely would recommend Daniel to anyone needing legal help in the Bay Area dealing with tenant's issues.
Daniel Wayne helped myself and other tenants deal with an illegal eviction from our apartment in San Francisco. He walked us through the process and made it very clear as to what the different outcomes could potentially be -- we were more than prepared. Throughout most of the time working with Daniel I had since moved overseas, it was not an issue. He was more than accomodating and was hands on throughout the process answering any questions I had.
I retained Jason for two landlord tenant issues. First was a Costa Hawkins case in which my landlord was claiming I was not an original occupant and attempted to more than double my rent and secondly later for a habitability issues lawsuit. Both instances were rather complicated and turned out in my favor. Throughout both cases Jason demonstrated knowledge of the law, was prepared for my hearings and was easy to communicate with. He was strategic and knew how to best represent and defend me in my cases.
I would highly recommend Mr. Wolford for any sort of landlord tenant issue, he is very knowledgeable in tenant rights also volunteering at the tenant Union and will work diligently to win your case. I felt Jason was also honest and upfront in pricing no hidden fees and took my case on a contingency basis which was helpful. His experience and knowledge in defending tenants was evident and the success of both my cases proved that he has walked the path and has an effective strategy that works. If I had to, I would without a doubt hire him again. Thank you for all your time and efforts Jason!
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