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Christopher Aaron Dewys

Litigation Attorney at Burlingame, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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Chris DeWys focuses on civil litigation dealing with commercial and residential real estate, business disputes, neighbor issues, land use, and landlord-tenant matters. Chris also handles Danfoura Law P.C.'s probate administration practice and litigation. Chris has been in civil litigation since 2008 and joined Danfoura Law P.C. in 2015 after four years of solo practice and two years at a boutique civil litigation firm in San Francisco. Chris is committed to active client engagement throughout the litigation process and ensuring that client goals are achieved both efficiently and with value. Chris moved to San Francisco in 2003 after growing up in Tempe, Arizona and obtaining his B.A. and M.UEP from Arizona State University. Chris then obtained his J.D. from Golden Gate University in 2008. If Chris is not in Court or in the office you can probably find him on the mountain in the winters and camping on the coast in the summers.

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Danfoura Law Group P.C.
700 Airport Boulevard, STE 350
Burlingame, CA, 94010

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Posted by George | July 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Strong recommendation
Chris DeWys is a very good attorney. I hired him for a tenant issue and that issue has been resolved to my full satisfaction. He also secured additional favorable elements of the outcome. Chris is very professional, thorough, and responsive, and is pleasant to engage with. I highly recommend him and won't hesitate to hire him again.
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Posted by Audrey | August 11, 2018
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Concise, prompt, and effective
I retained Chris for two landlord/tenant issues (as a tenant). He promptly resolved my first case - an issue where I have a service animal and landlord tried to change terms of my lease to not allow my ESA. My second case was an Ellis Act eviction and effectively assisted with an eligible extension for the move out date, and professionally guided me through the rest of the process. He always seemed genuinely concerned that my legal rights were respected. He followed through every step of the way. I would never hesitate to contact Chris and Danfoura Law for my legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2018
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Chris served in an advisory capacity as we negotiated a buyout agreement with our landlord. His background in landlord/tenant issues and his wise counsel proved invaluable as we tried to understand the nuances of our situation, and his perspective on when to be aggressive vs. when to recognize a fair offer helped us come up with a creative agreement that has worked out well for us!
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2016
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Astonishingly good results!
I hired Chris to handle a very ticklish rent increase on a couple of houses I own in San Francisco. A landlord in San Francisco best be a Lawyer or hire a damn good one. I don't even dare to go into detail but Chris got things handled so incredibly well I figure he saved me $100k easily. Tenants moved rather than pay market rent which did not hurt my feelings at all. I'll take the opportunity to sell out and invest my money where I might have a couple of rights.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2014
Absolutely Wonderful! Grace and Expertise
Chris is by far the best attorney I have ever worked with. He was knowledgable, honest, and very easy to communicate with. My situation was one of thee most embarrassing experiences of my life. Members of an adult website forum had written the most degrading comments about me. New comments would be written and the website would link all the comments from the past with the new comment to make it one large awful read. The website had ignored my complaints for over 2 years. Chris was able to take care of the matter with one Cease and Desist Letter. Within 2 business days the adult website deleted the awful posts. Chris is very honest and politely upfront about matters. He was very patient and non judgmental, which was very important to me given the derogatory nature of comments that I had wanted removed. Moreover, most lawyers tend to establish an immediate power difference where they in some way remind you that they are of the higher status and you are a mere layperson. But Chris is the opposite. He gives the impression that you are both working in harmony for the same goal so there is a constant feeling of mutual respect. He'll never leave you feeling "less than". Before I forget, let me say his fees are reasonable and more than fair, especially for an attorney in San Francisco. I live about 300 miles south in a modest town and I thought his fees were within reason. I highly recommend Chris Dewys for your legal troubles. If and when I ever need an attorney I will be sure to contact Chris and trust him with the matter.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 345-345 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Danfoura Law Offices
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner
  • DeWys Law
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Cronin Law Group
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Clerk
  • Cronin Law Group
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • Golden Gate Univ Sol
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Arizona State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2005
  • Arizona St Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential


  • SPUR
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Francisco Parks Alliance
  • Policy Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Planning Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Christopher
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris demonstrates a level of knowledge and skill regarding legal matters unusual in litigation - he sees all the angles. His professionalism and levelheaded nature is why he would be my first choice in any type of litigation. I would trust his experience and knowledge in any legal matter."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is an outstanding advocate for his clients. I was opposing counsel on a highly contested matter and Chris was very aggressive in advocating for his client's position. I admire his commitment to his clients, his professionalism, and his honesty. He is one of the first people I think of when I need to refer a client elsewhere as I know he will take great care of anyone I refer."
General practice
Administrative law
Real estate
Landlord or tenant
General practice

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Burlingame Litigation Lawyer Christopher Aaron Dewys
Christopher Aaron Dewys
Litigation Attorney
Burlingame, CA
Licensed for 15 years