|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocates||2015|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2014|
|Service Award||La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco||2004|
|Partner||Sundeen & Salinas||1998 - Present|
|Appointed Class-action Injunction Monitor||Alameda County Superior Court||2011 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - 2009|
|Alameda County Bar Assoc'n Lawyer Referral Service||Governing Committee Member||2001 - 2008|
|American Inns of Court||Member||1998 - 2003|
|Nessel & Avila v. Fatehi||Settlement $300,000|
|Hurtado v. Segura||Judgment: $574,759.44|
|Confidential||Settlement $1.2 million|
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|University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||Computer Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|Staying True to your Roots||Building a Lanldord-Tenant Practice||2015|
|MCLE||Representing Tenants in Jury Trials||2015|
|Staying True to Your Roots||Representing Low-income Workers in Wage & Hour Litigation||2013|
|Housing Law for California Tenant Attorneys||Effective Strategies for winning the big and small affirmative cases against landlords||2012|
|Harvard Law School, Race & Justice’s Charting New Pathways to Participation & Membership Conference||Racial Coalition Building (employment litigation)||2008|
Posted by Brooke
My partner and I ( who is permanently disabled) were referred to Sundeen & Salinas by a friend after searching unsuccessfully for tenant/landlord legal representation. We also needed a lawyer who was knowledgeable about disability, gender and sexual orientation related issues.
We lived by the lake in Oakland for 6+ years, and were wrongfully evicted by a new owner. Our unit was in desperate need of mold remediation, and despite numerous attempts to communicate with the landlord no resolution could be reached. In fact, the situation worsened over weeks and months as we were harassed in many ways: our possessions were disposed of without our knowledge; our parking was taken away; our unit was not fixed and worse of all our privacy was invaded (plus other things as well).
We contacted the city and various agencies for assistance but were told our situation was too complex ( " You should get a lawyer..") due to disability rights/issues.
Before finding Bob and his associates, we felt disempowered, unsafe and extremely worried that we would be thrown out on the street like our possessions. No one/family should experience this, let alone while dealing with a life threatening illness. My partner lives with a chronic illness but at the time was on dialysis and waiting for a kidney transplant.
Bob was a breath of fresh air. To him, our case was not too complex, it was a challenge he would help us surpass. His breadth of legal knowledge about the intersections of housing, disability, gender, sexual orientation and economic status is extensive. We always felt we were a team with Bob. That our contributions were vital. We were listened to, respected, and our relationship was based on mutual trust and the common goal of seeking justice.
Although legally astute, he was always genuine, caring and empathetic ( and even humorous was it was needed most). On numerous occasions when tears were shed he was understanding and encouraging.
Our case was finally settled nearly two years after it began and we are very satisfied with the results. He worked tirelessly until a resolution was reached, that we were satisfied with, and he was transparent and professional every step of the way. Seeking legal council and Bob as as lawyer was the best decision we made !
We recommend Bob wholeheartedly to anyone with tenant/ landlord issues, especially those deemed "complex". I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer or more caring person to help us through this difficult time.
Posted by Gabrielle
Robert Salinas, Esquire, fulfilled his commitment as a Civil Rights Litagator. His professionalisms and thoroughness afforded the best defense team. I hope to never need to go to trial again, and if, ever I do, Sundeen, Salinas, and Powell will be the first that I call for legal advice. Job well done.
Posted by anonymous
I was initially referred to Robert Salinas, through a mutual friend. Up front, Robert thoroughly evaluated my claim. I found Robert to be very knowledgeable & trustworthy. I decided on Robert representing me with regards to an age discrimination / wrongful termination case. Robert's representation was outstanding, even exceeding expectations. An unexpected challenge (motion) did come up in my case. Robert was able to successfully navigate though the convoluted situation & beyond...into a worthy settlement!
Without his legal expertise, professionalism, & reputation I am unsure the case would have survived, much less end up with the settlement.
I would, also, like to note Robert has a great legal team working with and contributing to the overall process.
Leah Hess, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer as a fine attorney both in the field of landlord-tenant law and in employment/wrongful termination law. I have co-counseled many landlord-tenant actions with him and his skill in all aspects of litigation is remarkable. I have also worked with him on employment actions, in which he also demonstrated exemplary knowledge and ability.
Philip O'Brien, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Robert is a strong advocate and veteran trial lawyer with much experience and success in employment and housing litigation. We have worked together on cases for more than 10 years. He is well respected by judges and juries and gets results.