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Practice Areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 50%
  2. Employment & Labor: 50%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer as a fine attorney both in the field of landlord-tenant law and in employment/wrongful termination law. I have co-counseled many landlord-tenant actions with him and his skill in all aspects of litigation is remarkable. I have also worked with him on employment actions, in which he also demonstrated exemplary knowledge and ability.


    Leah Hess
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. Robert is a strong advocate and veteran trial lawyer with much experience and success in employment and housing litigation. We have worked together on cases for more than 10 years. He is well respected by judges and juries and gets results.


    Philip O'Brien
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info


428 13th Street, Eighth Floor
Oakland, CA, 94612



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
EmploymentSuper Lawyers2015
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
EmploymentSuper Lawyers2013
Service AwardLa Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Appointed Class-action Injunction MonitorAlameda County Superior Court2011 - Present
PartnerSundeen Salinas & Pyle1998 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Alameda County Bar Assoc'n Lawyer Referral ServiceGoverning Committee Member2001 - 2008
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember1998 - 2003
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Aburto v. WongSettlement $800,000
Ortega v. Contra Costa Community College Dist. (2007) 156 Cal.App.4th 1073Settlement $140,000
Hurtado v. SeguraJudgment: $574,759.44
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Univ of California Santa BarbaraComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Staying True to your RootsBuilding a Lanldord-Tenant Practice2015
Staying True to Your RootsRepresenting Low-income Workers in Wage & Hour Litigation2013
Housing Law for California Tenant AttorneysEffective Strategies for winning the big and small affirmative cases against landlords2012
Harvard Law School, Race & Justice’s Charting New Pathways to Participation & Membership ConferenceRacial Coalition Building (employment litigation)2008