Mr. Richard C Koman

Law Offices of Richard C Koman
Contact: 707.544.5354
Law School: Empire College Law School
Jurisdiction: California


About Mr. Richard C Koman
In 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
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Areas
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • 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
Professional Experience
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 SchoolJ.D.Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
George Washington UniversityB.A.Journalism, Political Science
Professional Activities
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.




1400 North Dutton Ave,
Suite 21
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Telephone: 707.544.5354