Mr. Richard C Koman
Law Offices of Richard C Koman
About Mr. Richard C KomanIn these difficult economic times, my practice focuses on representing consumers in landlord/tenant conflicts, collections actions, and Chapter 7 bankruptcies. On the business side, I have advised employers, set up LLCs and protected bloggers against cease-and-desist orders.
Some recent cases:
* Numerous win-win settlements in landlord/tenant cases.
* I'm currently involved in suing several landlords who rented grossly uninhabitable premises.
* Consumer credit defense.
* Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
Directory Practice Areas
- Business Law
- Entertainment & Sports
- Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Areas
- Contingent Fees
- 30 to 40%, Split contingency/fee available at $115/hour plus 20% contingency.
- Free Consultation
- Mention Justia or Nolo for a free half-hour consultation. For all others, there is a $25 initial consultation fee.
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- $200 per hour. Generally $1,000-$2,000 retainer, depending on circumstances.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Richard C Koman|
|Solo practitioner representing individuals and businesses in landlord/tenant, employment law, digital rights, and consumer credit problems, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy.|
|Volunteer Clerk/Attorney, Legal Aid of Sonoma County|
|Conducted intake interviews of clients; drafted motions, answers and declarations in unlawful detainer defense; drafted temporary restraining order requests in domestic violence and elder abuse; negotiated stipulated judgments with opposing counsel.|
|Judicial Clerk, Sonoma Superior Court|
|Reviewed parties' arguments, researched the law, and advised the Court on how to rule on specific legal issues.|
|Law Clerk, California Rural Legal Assistance|
|Performed legal research and wrote office memoranda on such legal questions as landlord/tenant law, causes of action, rules of court. Reviewed evidence, drafted statement of facts and outlined legal analysis for brief in mediation. Drafted summary of relevant case law for appellate brief.|
|Advisor, Sonoma Small Claims Clinic|
|Interviewed and counseled over 200 members of the public seeking information about using the the Small Claims Court. Typical conflicts included breach of contract, landlord-tenant dispute, wage-and-hour disputes.|
|Empire College Law School||J.D.||Law|
|Honors: Magna Cum Laude|
|George Washington University||B.A.||Journalism, Political Science|
|Member||Sonoma County Bar Association||2005-2008|
|Pro Bono Award, Sonoma County Bar Assoc.|
|Received Sonoma County Bar Assoc. award for volunteer attorney efforts for Legal Aid of Sonoma County.|
|Certificate of Appreciation, Sonoma County Courts|
|Law clerk for Judge Gary Nadler.|
|Certificate of Appreciation, California Rural Legal Assistance|
|Volunteer law clerk for nonprofit law agency|
|Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, Service Corps of Retired Executives|
|Went to Macedonia on USAID-sponsored international development mission.|
- Overall: 434th
- Overall: 2 Answers
Q. If you purse an existing debt after a bankruptcy is complete will the debtor have to repay?
A: If I follow the question correctly, you are asking if the debt still exists after the bankruptcy discharge? In general terms, no - a Chapter 7 bankruptcy wipes out the debt - assuming we are talking about an unsecured nonpriority claim. In various scenarios, the debt could still remain.
Q. Can u legally get a sixty day notice to leave your appartment for no reason at all
A: Yes. That is what a 60 day is for - for the landlord to be able to choose whom she wants to live in her property. The only exception to this is the landlord can't evict for an "improper" purpose - meaning retailation, discrimination, that sort of thing.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: Koman Law Blog
Eviction steps Can a landlord sue for unpaid rent after eviction is complete? Some basics of eviction law in Sonoma County (and anywhere in CA not rent-controlled) Where are you in the business life cycle? Case of the Month: Wildfire Stables Understanding your marketing strategy Should your lawyer think like an MBA? Gross habitability violations in Petaluma