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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Superb Rating (10.0/10.0)||Avvo||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Outstanding Barrister||Bar Association of San Francisco||2014|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo.com||2014|
|Frank and Margaret Johns Alumni Association Award||UC Davis School of Law Alumni Association||2009|
|Joseph and Jan Cutter Lake Scholarship||UC Davis School of Law||2009|
|Student Bar Association President National Achievement Award||American Bar Association Law Student Division||2009|
|Scribes Brief-Writing Award||Scribes||2009|
|NAAC Regional Best Brief Award (1st Place)||American Bar Association Law Student Division||2009|
|The Order of Barristers||UC Davis School of Law||2009|
|NAAC Regional Top Brief Award (3rd Place)||American Bar Association Law Student Division||2008|
|NAAC Regional Champion||American Bar Association Law Student Division||2008|
|ABA Silver Key Award||American Bar Association Law Student Division||2008|
|Managing Attorney||Toscano Law Group, PC||2016 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken LLP||2014 - 2015|
|Founder & Principal||Toscano Law||2012 - 2014|
|Attorney||Reed Smith||2010 - 2012|
|Judicial Extern, Hon. Morrison C. England, Jr.||United States District Court Eastern District Of California||2008 - 2008|
|Summer Associate||Reed Smith||2008 - 2008|
|Law Clerk, Government Division||Office Of The San Francisco City Attorney||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Eviction Defense Collaborative||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco Technology Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|UC Davis School of Law Young Alumni Association||Northen California Communications Committee Member||2013 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Club||Member||2010 - Present|
|Italian American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco, Solo/Small Firm Section||Executive Committee Member||2014 - 2015|
|San Francisco Tenants Union||Volunteer||2013 - 2013|
|Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Club||Vice President, Board of Directors||2013 - 2013|
|Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Club||Bylaw Review Committee Chair||2013 - 2013|
|Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Club||Judges Reception Committee Chair||2013 - 2013|
|Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Club||Board Member||2012 - 2013|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2014|
|Tenants v. Landlords||Secured a six-figure settlement on behalf of plaintiffs less than a month before trial.|
|Tenants v. Landlords||N/A|
|Tenants v. Landlords||Secured a near six-figure settlement following an early mediation.|
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|Bar Association of San Francisco||Solo/Small Firm Toolkit||2013|
|The Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin||"Learning the Ins and Outs of Starting and Representing a Nonprofit"||2012|
|The New Lawyer||"Learning to Love Big Law"||2009|
|University of California at Davis School of Law||Public Service Certificate, Pro Bono Certificate||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Stanford University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Barristers Club Professional Development Section CLE||Lawyering 101: Breaking Bad News to Your Client||2014|
|2013 Legal Marketing Technology Conference West||Using Infusionsoft to Grow a Legal Practice||2013|
|UC Davis School of Law||Surviving as a New Lawyer After the Great Recession: Alternatives to Working in a Law Firm||2012|
Posted by Danielle
I was referred to Eric by another law firm in November of 2015. My fiance and I were living in an apartment in SF with serious water leaks from the steam heat pipes resulting in extreme mold damage. We had to leave our apartment due to my specific allergies to the mold and a handful of other tenants in the building also either moved out or were displaced for months. We had to find alternative housing, bouncing around homes of friends, a hotel stay and finally a month-to-month apartment. It was definitely life disrupting. Our landlords were not nice people and took a very long time to decide to make repairs the "right way". They were rude, non-communicative, and would not provide any status updates on how they were going to handle the situation unless barraged by complaints and questions from multiple tenants. My neighbors and I exhausted ourselves in trying to get our landlords to do the right thing to no avail, and our last option was a lawsuit. When we got to meet Eric in person I knew we had to sign with him. He is a nice and welcoming guy to start off with, professional yet very personable, he is smart without being conceded, compassionate to our plight but able to move us forward from our emotions to action. He explained the legal process to us and made himself available via email or phone if needed. You can tell he cares about the housing crisis in SF and holds the law to a high standard. Although we rarely had to meet with Eric in person, he kept us up-to-date via email and was timely and responsive to all my questions. He listened to us and gave good feedback to all the changes and comments I made when collaborating on our settlement agreement. I trusted him to take care of all the deadlines and legal paperwork, all the legal stuff went very smoothly. Our case finally settled favorably in mediation this past October of 2016, we were in it for the long haul together and Eric kept us updated and at ease. Mediation was stressful, but we had a great team. Three months after he has given us our settlement checks he emails me to check up on us. You will want to be his friend. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family who need a lawyer, and even if he didn't practice the type of law they needed I feel confident he would be able to find a another stellar lawyer to recommend. If you need a lawyer or are in a sticky tenant-landlord situation (I am sure there on tons in SF) please do not hesitate and contact Toscano Law Group now, you will not regret it. I will definitely contact him for any future needs (although I truly hope this was our first and LAST lawsuit experience). Thanks for everything Eric you are one of the great ones in your profession!
Posted by Chessa Atkinson
Eric assisted me in navigating my auto insurance company, the other party's auto insurance company, my doctors, and my health insurance company to get the best, easiest outcome available to me. I could not have asked for a better, more tireless, patient, or dedicated lawyer to represent my personal injury claim than Eric Toscano. Eric was always available, supportive, insightful, and knowledgeable. I was never anxious about the process or result knowing that Eric was working my behalf. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Eric again or recommend him to others-- he'll always be the first person that I call if I find myself in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Kathy
My partner and I received an eviction notice from our landlords after 20 years of living in their home. Eric was a godsend to us. First he spoke with us for some time, giving us information and guidance, with no charge. Thanks to Eric, we realized that at that time there was nothing that we wanted, or needed, to do.
Eventually we decided to try to go for a buyout with the landlords and Eric's attitude and intention was great - he was looking for both parties to win. When our landlords gave us a 60 day eviction Eric was still trying to help us extend the time. He was kind, patient, really smart and helpful. I've never hired a lawyer before and I am so glad that he is the one we hired. He is completely professional and warm. He also works quickly and efficiently.
He's very honest. We overpaid him and never would have known it if he hadn't called our attention to it.
If you need help, call Eric. This was one of the most stressful times in my life and knowing that Eric had my back made it feel a lot better.
Denis Shmidt, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Eric is trustworthy, tenacious and the person you want on your side when dealing with a difficult situation. Aside from being a top-notch attorney, Eric ensures that his clients fully understand the process so they can make informed decisions. I proudly endorse Eric.