Joseph Tobener

Joseph Tobener

Tobener Ravenscroft LLP
  • Landlord Tenant
  • California
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Summary

Tobener Ravenscroft LLP is dedicated to protecting tenant & renter rights in San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco & surrounding Bay Area cities. We have successfully represented thousands of tenants and victims of landlord caused injuries. Our tenant lawyers stop landlord harassment, refusal to repair, & wrongful evictions. In rent-controlled jurisdictions, we fight illegal rent increases, landlord move-in evictions (OMIs and RMIs), Ellis Act evictions, & evictions for renovations and capital improvements. Joseph Tobener is the managing attorney of Tobener Law Center. He has been a practicing lawyer for over 15 years. Joe draws on his specialized legal expertise to provide caring, easy-to-understand and aggressive assistance to a diverse clientele. He is an adjunct professor at UC Hastings Law School and SFSU. Mr. Tobener has counseled thousands of Bay Area residents on personal injury and housing law, including at the San Francisco Tenants Union. He also specializes in helping new families with estate planning issues and worked several years as an estate planning attorney for boutique Silicon Valley and Marin County law firms.

Practice Area
  • Landlord Tenant
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Tobener Law Center
- Current
Education
University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. | History
University of California Hastings College of the Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
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California State University - San Francisco State University
M.S. (1996) | Counseling
Awards
Business of the Year -- Law Firm
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Superb Rating
Avvo
Certicate of Excellence Instruction
UC Hastings College of Law
Professional Associations
San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association
Member
- Current
San Francisco Tenant Lawyers Bar Association
Member
- Current
California State University - San Francisco State University
Adjunct Professor CLE
- Current
San Francisco Tenants Union
Counselor
- Current
San Francisco Tenants Union
Voting Member
- Current
State Bar of California # 203419
Member
- Current
University of California Hastings College of Law
Adjunct Professor
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Tenant Attorney Tips
San Francisco Apartment Magazine
Airbnb Profits Prompted SF Eviction
San Francisco Chronicle
Lawyers Pursuing Short-Term Rentals
Daily Journal
San Francisco Sues Landlords
New York Times
To BnB - or Not?
California Lawyer Magazine
Cite Checking and Bluebooking Action Guide
San Francisco State University
Speaking Engagements
Bluebooking and Cite Checking CLE to Repair, San Francisco State University CLE, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University CLE
Force Your Landlord to Repair, San Francisco Tenants Union, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Tenants Union
Tenant Attorney Roundtable, Restriction Following No-Fault Eviction
Websites & Blogs
Website
Tobener Ravenscroft LLP Website
Blog
Joseph Tobener Blog
Videos
San Francisco Renter Wins $400,000 Settlement

Partner Joseph Tobener interviewed by Michael Finney with 7 On Your Side, regarding a $400,000 settlement by the firm.

San Francisco Landlords May Have Wrongfully Evicted Hundreds of Tenants

NBC Investigates: San Francisco Landlords May Have Wrongfully Evicted Hundreds of Tenants.

Wrongful Evictions discussed on KALW with tenant lawyer Joseph Tobener

Partner Joseph Tobener appears on Rose Aguilar’s Your Call to discuss tenants can protect themselves from wrongful evictions by landlords.

Oakland Fire: Discussing with Tenant Lawyer Joseph Tobener on How to Make Live/ Work Spaces Safer

Partner Joseph Tobener appearing on KCBS with host Rebecca Corral to discuss the City of Oakland’s complicity in Oakland fire. Partner Joseph Tobener appearing on KCBS Ring Central Newsline with host Rebecca Corral to discuss the City of Oakland’s complicity in Oakland fire

Rent Control Ballot Measures KPFA Interviews Tenant Lawyer Joseph Tobener

Partner Joseph Tobener appears on Mitch Jeserich’s Upfront News to discuss 2016 local Bay Area rent control ballot measures.

Oakland Residents Fear Evictions Following Deadly Warehouse Fire

Partner Joseph Tobener interviewed by KQED’s Sukey Lewis on Oakland residents who fear evictions following deadly warehouse fire.

Elderly San Francisco tenants nervous about possible relocation

Partner Joseph Tobener interviewed by ABC 7 News reporter Katie Utehs on the impact of elderly San Francisco tenant relocations.

Partner Joseph Tobener appearing on KQED forum to discuss wrongful evictions by home sharers

Partner Joseph interviewed by KQED on how San Francisco cracks down on Airbnb rentals to minimize wrongful tenant evictions for home-sharing revenue.

2 Investigates Tenants say mold problems persist at luxury South Bay apartments

2 Investigates Tenants say mold problems persist at luxury South Bay apartments

2 Investigates Tenants say mold problems persist at luxury South Bay apartments

400% Rent Increase Leads to Wrongful Eviction Lawsuit

400% Rent Increase Leads to Wrongful Eviction Lawsuit

San Francisco Teacher Being Evicted For Using Appliances

San Francisco Teacher Being Evicted For Using Appliances

Elderly San Francisco Tenants Nervous About Possible Relocation

Elderly San Francisco Tenants Nervous About Possible Relocation

San Francisco Landlord Issues Apology Letter to Tenants

San Francisco Landlord Issues Apology Letter to Tenants

Oakland Fire: Making Live-Work Spaces Safer for Tenants

Oakland Fire: Making Live-Work Spaces Safer for Tenants

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Contact & Map
Tobener Ravenscroft LLP - San Francisco Tenant Lawyers
21 Masonic Avenue
Ste A
San Francisco, CA 94118
USA
Telephone: (415) 504-2165
Fax: (415) 418-3492
Tobener Ravenscroft LLP - Oakland Tenant Lawyers
1300 Clay Street
Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
Telephone: (510) 250-5635
Tobener Ravenscroft LLP - San Jose Tenant Lawyers
111 N. Market Street
Ste 300
San Jose, CA 95113
USA
Telephone: (408) 533-0265