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Daniel received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, host to one of the foremost public interest and 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. In 2016 he was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor given to the top 2.5% of Attorneys in California.

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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  • Nathaniel Greenberg Kelly

    Daniel is an aggressive but personalable attorney who fights for his clients with great results. I always refer clients with landlord tenant issues to him and strongly endorse this lawyer.


    Nathaniel Kelly Business Attorney
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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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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
Northern California Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Outstanding Volunteer in Public ServiceSF Bar Association2014
Outstanding VolunteerSF Bar Association2013
Outstanding Volunteer in Public ServiceSan Francisco Bar Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Daniel W. Wayne2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Barristers Club of San FranciscoN/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
San Francisco Apartment Association - Tenant PanelLandlord/Tenant Dos and Don'ts2016
San Francisco Apartment Association - Tenant Attorney PanelCurrent Topics in Landlord/Tenant Law2015
Know Your Legal RightsLandlord/Tenant2014