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Brian Brophy

Landlord or tenant Attorney

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Practice area
  1. Landlord or tenant
    Focus on tenant rights in San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Fremont, San Rafael, Berkeley and surrounding Bay Area cities. I have successfully represented tenants against landlord harassment, refusal to repair, wrongful evictions, illegal rent increases, landlord move-in evictions (OMIs and RMIs), Ellis Act evictions, and evictions for renovations and capital improvements.

Licensed for 10 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/06/2022

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AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Administrative Law Judge
  • City of Oakland
  • 2022 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Tobener Ravenscroft LLP
  • 2015 - 2022
  • Staff Attorney
  • Aids Legal Referral Panel
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • California Music and Culture Association
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Lynn Searle
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Aids Legal Referral Panel
  • 2010 - 2012
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  • University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
  • JD
  • 2011
  • California State University, Chico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
  • The University of Reading
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Tenant v. Landlord
  • $400,000 awarded to tenant
  • Tenant v. Landlord
  • $425,000 awarded to tenant
  • Tenant v. Landlord
  • $500,000 awarded

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal
  • A Civil Right to Counsel Through the States Using California's Efficiency Project as a Model Toward a Civil Gideon Winter
  • 2010

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Brian Brophy
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Licensed for 10 years