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Brian R Skarbek

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Campbell, CA

4.9   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
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  1. Landlord or tenant
    Skarbek Law Offices is a law firm specializing in the eviction of tenants. We are dedicated to serving the legal interests of landlords and income property owners whose property is in Santa Clara County, California. We are committed to providing this service at an aggressive pace, in order to restore possession as soon as possible, and at an extremely low and competitive price. We provide great client service, keeping client's constantly updated, and are always available

    11 years, 100 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    With his tax and business background, Brian Skarbek is able to offer unique and helpful advice to clients who are considering incorporating. For a low fixed rate, he will walk you through the entire process, providing advise and direction based on your situation.

    13 years

Brian Skarbek is a San Jose native who earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude (top 5%).  Prior to SCU, in 2002, Brian graduated from Vanguard University, receiving the McNaughton Award as the most outstanding business department graduate.
During law school, Brian served as an Articles Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review and has published in the Dartmouth Law Review and the American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

Brian loves spending time with his wife, Erin, and daughter, Katelyn.  He is an excellent Softball player and BBQer.

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Skarbek Law Offices
116 E. Campbell Ave
Suite 1
Campbell, CA, 95008


4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Wolfgang | March 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Multi-year client here -- Skarbek Law is great
Just had another highly successful eviction case outcome -- Skarbek Law negotiated with the evictee and got all my financial outlay recovered, I was made whole. Did not even have to go to trial, saved me time. This is not the only fantastic success I've had with Skarbek Law, just the latest!
Posted by Alex L | December 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent landlord-tenant lawyer
Brian is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. He is smart, very knowledgeable and has a nice personality. I had a problem with my tenant’s early lease termination and Brian was a great help. His fee is very reasonable and he helped me with key issues of my case that I would have missed without his input. I highly recommend Brian for any landlord/tenant dispute case.
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Posted by Abel | September 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My second eviction of the year!
This is my second eviction of the year! My tenant is a contractor did the maintenance work for me after the 1st eviction, he did a great job and gain my trust. He want to rent my house urgently, I gave him the key to the house and let him rent the house. Unfortunately, after my tenant moved into the house without a signed contract, he and his wife didn’t answer my call/text/email anymore, didn’t make up the promised security deposit, and didn’t pay the rent. I was very satisfy with Brian’s service of the first eviction, so I contacted him again. Brian gave me a lesson after listened to me “Never give house key without a signed contract”. Brian accepted my case and my tenant moved out of the house in about 45 days. Brian is the best eviction attorney!
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Posted by Sadia | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Landlord Settlement agreement with the tenant
Brian helped us out in successfully signing up the settlement agreement with our tenant and saved our thousands of dollars spending on eviction process. His team has given all expected amount of fees and charges during eviction process vs. settlement. I am glad we first tried settlement, and that worked. Brian has briefly explained chances of our case and possible results. He was fast and quick in understanding the problem and proposing appropriate solutions. I do not know how he has handled our tenant as he was tough to handle!!! Our property manager has given up on him suggested a legal route and to use our landlord rights. Our tenant was demanding 1.5 months free rent + moving out the expense of $1200 + to return his full deposit + pay the difference of electricity bill as drying heaters were running on the premises, costing all this for around 10K dollars and asking us not to make him liable for anything. His failure to report the clog and leak problems on time in two different bathrooms have caused flooding in the house. The water was standing for two months in the shower area after each use and hence produced rain across the roof to the downstairs dining area. He was not letting us start the construction work and demanding all these reimbursements. It was tough to place even only fan heaters for only drying up the flooded area. We have given him many offers as a landlord while working with the property manager for breaking up the lease and by giving his whole month rent back + $1000 deposit return + $ 450 moving out expense. But his greed never ended and he did not accept our couple of offers, and he kept demanding more, more and more. So we took legal help from Brian, and it all worked great and in our favor using our rights, etc. Thank you, Brian, Nicole & Katie! His price is highly reasonable and affordable. The only minor issue was that you have to follow up with Brian's team for checking different statuses and progress about your project etc. But I would say that I can totally ignore it if they are charging us less and doing the work with care and on time and under budget. Brian listens and respects suggestions those make sense and remain straightforward if something is not right or do not make sense. Brian avoids unnecessary conversations and always converse to the point that indirectly makes us cost less. As more, we talk the more we get billed  as the charging is per hour. So I like to the point talking idea. I would highly recommend working with him!
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Posted by NK | February 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Lease termination and eviction advice
Brian and Nicole helped me every step of the way to terminate the lease with really nasty and high-maintenance tenants. They answered my questions and guided me throughout the process. Thankfully the tenants left prior to us starting eviction proceedings, but I was convinced that my case was in good hands with Brian. I will continue to use his services even for regular stuff such as rent-increase notices, etc - because frankly the cost of dealing with nasty tenants is far far more than the entirely reasonable fees that Brian charges. I got more than my money's worth with the prompt service and guidance that Brian and Nicole provided.
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Posted by Melody | October 29, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
To anybody in need of great, professional legal helps, Brian Skarbek would be my first and only recommendation.
I am beyond confident that any help seeker will get the best advice and assistance from Brian. Among so many legal councils in service, Brian stands out not just for his high-standard professionalism, but also with his amazing courtesy and generality toward clients. The latter quality, extending well beyond work ethics, is rare and extraordinary in today’s profit-driven society. Brian’s practice puts helping clients solving problems before business, which we as a community should recognize, appreciate, and reward. I had a tenant missing his rent payments for months. He promised and signed an agreement to move out, but repeatedly asking for extensions and failing/refusing to vacate. The whole thing evolved into a property owner’s worst nightmare. An eviction process seemed absolutely necessary. Worse yet, I just discovered recently that my rental house had not only sustained substantial damages but also suffered a total loss of brand-new stainless-steel appliances, while the place was littered with the tenant’s discarded belongings and wastes. I went to the Sheriff’s Office, and a very nice lady recommended a list of attorneys for eviction services, which, thankfully, had Brian’s name on it! When I called, Brian answered my phone personally and gave great consultation, free of charge, even advised against retaining his service formally to start an eviction process, because he saw a faster and no-cost option. Following his professional advice, I successfully regained control of my property without going through the expensive and time-consuming eviction process. Brian’s free consultation facilitated a swift resolution with no hassle, no waste of time and energy. That is truly priceless. When I insisted to compensate monetarily for his wonderful service, Brian refused, standing firmly by his principles. I can only imagine what superb legal service a lucky client must be getting when Brian grants a formal attorney-client contract!
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenant Eviction
Our experience with Skarbek Law was great. I really appreciated the personal attention to my case by both Brian and Nicole. I would definitely use their services again!!
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent eviction lawyer
He gave us wise advice on how to proceed with evicting a difficult tenant. His office did all the paperwork and crafted a settlement agreement that achieved the aim of getting the tenant to leave without going to court or using the sheriff. Very courteous and supportive.
Posted by [email protected] | July 29, 2015
Thanks so much for your help
I feel so bless to find Brian Skarbek Law Firm thru Yelp. It's nothing easier than to have him handle my case of eviction the tenant. He handled the case very professional and responsible. He listened to my story and advised me what needed to do to get the case done with less cost. I really appreciate his service. I'd definitely recommend him to the friends and relatives if they need help in eviction area. Thanks again. Tracy
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Posted by Ann | May 19, 2015
Brian, Steve and Nicole are such an amazing team!! Brian is very responsive and he is on top of everything. He responds to my email all the time, keeps me updated, very considerate and knowledgeable...there are no words to describe how he works and how he helped us!! He is very very fair on his pricing and he does what needs to be done right away! Steve was excellent in court. He was there and fought for me in the trial and we won!!!. Nicole is very responsive and on top of her game as well. Having a horrible subtenant who lives with you and harassed and continuously harasses me and my son was such a horrible in a nightmare to the point that my son and I stayed in a motel to avoid them or even stay at a friend's house. . Brian and Steve are more than lawyers especially Brian who is very sympathetic to our situation. I have had lawyers before that they will just milk you out with money and do nothing, but with them, it was the opposite. Their service is incredible (Brian answers my email everyday without hesitation) and their fees are so affordable!! Thank you guys for all your help!!! It's all worth it to hire you!! My son and I are at peace now that the subtenant from hell is evicted. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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Posted by Vishal | April 3, 2015
Very happy and thankful to Brian and team
I hired Brian and his firm for our first eviction. I am very happy with the outstanding job Brian and his team did, they not only got the eviction completed but were very patient and help landlords like us navigate through this painful process ensuring our interests are protected as we as we learn the process and get more educated about eviction process. Brian and his team is very dependable, result focused and on top of the case all along with constant communication/updates provided to us. We did not have to follow up with them, they were always on top of the case. I would highly recommend Brian and his firm to anybody who is looking for dependable, personable, patient and result oriented law firm with very reasonable fee. Thank you Brian, Nicole!
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Posted by Danny | January 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend Brian Skarbek
Brian and his assistant Nicole were very helpful in resolving the eviction process for my tenants. Instead of having to evict our tenants, Brian was able to negotiate terms with our tenants to have them make timely rent payment and even pay the legal fees. We deinitely will recommend Brian to others!
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Work Experience

  • Tax Associate
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP
  • 2009 - 2010


  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Vanguard University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2009


  • American Journal of Economics and Sociology
  • Sweat Shops, Opportunity Costs, and Nonmonetary compensation from El Salvador
  • 2012
  • The Dartmouth Law Journel
  • The Price is Right!:Regulation, Reputation, and Recovery
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Santa Clara Law School Alumni Association
  • Solo Practitioners workshop panel
  • 2014
  • Santa Clara Law School Alumni Association
  • Solo Practitioners workshop panel
  • 2012

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