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About me

I received my bachelor's degree in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I received my law degree from Golden Gate University in 1999.  I have been representing real property owners in the Bay Area since passing the bar later that year.  

My experience includes advising property owners in many areas of the law, including landlord/tenant, co-ownership and neighbor disputes, and purchase/sales transactions.  I have counseled clients in court, arbitration, and mediation, as well as at government agency hearings.  

I regularly contribute legal opinions and articles for publication in various magazines and forums.  I also enjoy speaking to groups of real property owners and professionals about various legal topics.    



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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 34%
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 33%
  3. Litigation: 33%



Hourly ($345/hour)

Payment types:

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    I endorse this lawyer. Steven Williams is a knowledgable and sincere lawyer who gets great results for reasonable fees.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Fried & Williams LLP

177 Post Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA, 94108-4712

Fried & Williams LLP

480 9th Street
Oakland, CA, 94607



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal ProcedureGolden Gate University1997
Law ReviewGolden Gate UniversityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWiegel & Fried, LLP1999 - 2010
Judicial ExternAlameda County Superior Court1998 - 1998
Legal TransfersFranklin Templeton Investments1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
East Bay Rental Housing AssociationN/AN/A
San Francisco Apartment AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
LaMacchia v. San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration BoardAffirmed in full by Court of Appeal - Review by California Supreme Court denied
Escobar v. AllegrettiPetition denied by Court of Appeal
Baychester Shopping Center, Inc. v. San Francisco Rent Stabilization and Arbitration BoardAffirmed in full by Court of Appeal - Review by Supreme Court denied
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Publication nameTitleDate
Black Point PressSan Francisco Apartment Association MagazineN/A
Black Point PressRental Housing MagazineN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw and SocietyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
General Member MeetingNegotiating Tenant Buyouts2012
General Member MeetingThe Eviction Process from Start to Finish2012
General Member MeetingTenant Domestic Violence and Hoarding2012
General Real Estate Agent MeetingPurchase/Sales transactions involving tenant occupied property2011
General Member MeetingLegal Questions and Answer2011
General Member MeetingRoommates and Subtenants2011