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Sam W Wu

Landlord or tenant Attorney at San Francisco, CA

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
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About Sam

Learn Sam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    Our Landlord-Tenant Practice primarily focuses on assisting Home and Property Owners deal with the complex legal issues and procedures around their tenants and leases, including evictions in rent-control cities like San Francisco.

    14 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    Life can be uncertain, and the best approach against that is to plan ahead. We can help you prepare and plan for the disposition of your properties in wills and trusts.

    14 years

  3. Criminal defense
    If you had a criminal conviction in the past, under most circumstances, after you have satisfied certain requirements, you may be able to expunge (clear) your criminal conviction.

    14 years

Mr. Wu was born in Hong Kong, but his family immigrated to the United States when he was three years old. He has been residing in the San Francisco Bay Area ever since. Mr. Wu’s deep roots in the Bay Area include tutoring students of all ages in San Francisco’s Chinatown and attending the local schools.  He is also a proud graduate of Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, University of California at Berkeley, and Golden Gate University School of Law.

In his legal practice, Mr. Wu was an Associate at a law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area with emphasis on assisting the Chinese Community.  He has obtained numerous favorable settlements, judgments, and other cost-effective results for his clients.  In addition, he has appeared on the Sing Tao Radio (AM 1400) as well as AM 1450 on numerous occasions discussing various legal issues, including the ever-so-popular topic of Landlord-Tenant Law. 

With his own firm now, Mr. Wu continues to serve the Chinese Community throughout the Bay Area. His practice includes Landlord-Tenant, Employment Law (wage and hour), and Criminal Defense. He is fluent in Cantonese.  Currently, Sam W. Wu is also a proud member of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (“LRIS”). As a member of the LRIS, Mr. Wu would occasionally volunteer for 91.7 FM KALW’s show Your Legal Rights – Call-A-Lawyer Night. 

Mr. Wu is licensed to practice before all California State Courts and in the Federal Northern District of California.

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Law Office of Sam Wu
San Francisco Main Office
100 Pine Street, Suite #1250
San Francisco, CA, 94111

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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Office of Sam Wu
  • 2015 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Wu & Yung, LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Senior Associate
  • Tsao-Wu, Chow & Yee LLP
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Tsao-Wu, Chow & Yee LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Public Defender
  • San Francisco Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016


  • Golden Gate University Law Review
  • "When Can I Tase Him, Bro?": Byran v. McPherson and the Propriety of Police Use of Tasers
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Going Solo
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Real estate Attorney | May 14
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Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 29
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San Francisco Landlord or tenant Lawyer Sam W Wu
Sam W Wu
Landlord or tenant Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 13 years
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