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.
Posted by Sean
Recently I sought the legal services of Mr. Toscano in a eviction case here in San Francisco. After just a few minutes of consultation on the phone I felt assured with his knowledge and approach to the matter. The representation he gave us was professional and attentive. Eric carefully reviewed all of our options with us and was tireless in researching the legal aspects of our case. The resolution we reached was fair and done in a timely manner providing comfort for myself and my family. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of someone in his field of expertise.
Posted by Anthony
I unfortunately had bed bugs in my apartment as the building itself was infested. My landlord was very unresponsive and unhelpful to the point where I had to move out. Eric and his partners were very understanding and diligent about informing me of my options and ability to resolve the matter. They created a fair settlement which I am extraordinarily pleased with. I would have no trouble recommending him or his firm to anyone who is facing an unfortunate living situation.
Posted by Patricia
I retained Eric to assist me in addressing a dispute with my homeowner’s association and worked with him for about a year. In that time found him to be an effective and skilled advocate. He provided me with the representation and counsel I needed to work through what was at times a very stressful situation. I highly recommend Eric and plan to refer others to him.
Posted by anonymous
I recently had a concern regarding a automobile personal injury matter. Eric took the time to explain the legal process as it related to my issue. He was knowledgeable, thoughtful and extremely helpful. I will certainly recommend Eric to friends and family in the future.
Thanks again, Eric!
Posted by Libby
I retained Eric to help me with a neighbor who was running a hotel next door. Eric was easy and pleasant to work with. He was efficient and effective. My neighbor stopped his rentals after one letter. Most especially, I appreciated Eric's responsiveness. Over the years almost everyone I know who has had to engage an attorney has complained bitterly about his/her failure to return phone calls and general lack of responsiveness after the initial contact. Eric's secretary arranged our first phone call--later in the afternoon of the day I first called--and he called at just the time his secretary said he would. He was accessible thereafter and met all his commitments. For most of us needing lawyers, stress is a major problem and knowing one’s attorney is in fact available helps enormously to reduce that stress.
I definitely recommend Eric and will call on him again if my problems next door resume.
Posted by Elizabeth
I had the good fortune to call upon Eric Toscano to help me resolve a dispute I was having with a tenant.
As a small time landlord, (my husband and I own a duplex), I have only needed to seek legal advice one other time in the past 12 years. My experience then led me to believe that lawyers tended to be pessimistic alarmists, and I was loath to call on one again as I feared hearing about the direness of my predicament.
I could not have been more wrong. My conversations with Mr. Toscano not only allayed my fears- he comprehensively explained to me the letter of the law, and clarified the questions and concerns I was having- but he also, quite simply, offered a variety of possible scenarios that might resolve the situation for all parties involved. The relief I felt after consulting with Eric Toscano was palpable. Able to view my situation more clearly, I proceeded to settle my dispute with my tenant without further legal action or loss of rent.
I am grateful for his assistance and would highly recommend him in the future. Mr. Toscano was a clear, professional, and competent lawyer, but more than that, he was relaxed, honest, and truly helpful, as though he were giving advice to a friend.
My only regret was not calling him sooner!
Posted by Indra
I went to Eric in response to a contract I signed regarding a personal matter. His knowledge and insight was instrumental in alleviating the anxiety I was having after signing the agreement. He outlined a practical plan for potential pitfalls I may encounter while the agreement is running and now I don't feel so powerless in a situation that I find stressful. I highly recommend Eric.