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Daniel received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, host to one of the foremost legal writing programs in the country.  While in law school he focused his attention on gaining hands on experience in matters of social justice.  Among other things he served on the school's public interest board, actively participated in community legal services organization Legal Aid, and clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice's Consumer Protection and Financial Fraud unit, where he worked closely with staff attorneys to put a stop to predatory lending practices and fraudulent loan modification scams.

Daniel moved to San Francisco after law school, and has been actively involved in social justice legal work ever since.  He served as a postgraduate fellow at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office where he worked on a wide range of felony criminal matters including drug possession, possession for sale, and argued and won motions for return of clients property against long serving San Francisco District Attorneys.   

Daniel has successfully resolved dozens of cases on behalf of Bay Area tenants.  He has a reputation for being a zealous advocate for tenant rights, and for getting results for his clients.  He received his training through his work on behalf of tenants at San Francisco's Eviction Defense Collaborative, the San Francisco Bar Association, and Oakland's Eviction Defense Center.  In 2012 Daniel was awarded the San Francisco Bar Association's Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award for his work with the Bar Association's Housing Negotiation Project. 

Daniel shares office space in downtown San Francisco with the housing rights firm of Wartelle, Weaver and Schreiber, and longtime tenant's rights attorneys Paul BehrendJessica Alexandra and Jonathan McCurdy.

Daniel is originally from Seattle, Washington.  In his free time he enjoys riding his bike around San Francisco, hiking and literature.  


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 70%
    5 years, 100 cases
  2. General Practice: 15%
    5 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    3 years



Hourly ($325/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Hilary Kristina Hedemark

    Daniel is a very thoughtful and caring attorney and extremely good at what he does! I highly recommend him!


    Hilary Hedemark Estate Planning Attorney
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  • Elva Doris Harding

    I regularly refer tenants to Daniel Wayne. He is a sharp attorney and strong advocate for his clients. I have no hesitation in recommending him.


    Elva Harding Real Estate Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Daniel W. Wayne

260 California Street
Suite 1001
San Francisco, CA, 94111


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Volunteer in Public ServiceSan Francisco Bar Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Daniel W. Wayne2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Barristers Club of San FranciscoN/A2011 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoN/A2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
During v. RossSettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Broke-Ass StuartWhat to Do if You Get Served with an Eviction Notice2015
Broke Ass StuartProtecting Your Rent Controlled Apartment2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Whitman CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Know Your Legal RightsLandlord/Tenant2014