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Atty. Eric L. Toscano, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA


I am a San Francisco-based trial lawyer passionate about representing tenants in disputes with landlords and individuals who have been injured. I am a founding partner at Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, where I pursue claims against landlords arising out of illegal evictions from rent-controlled apartments, tenant harassment, defective conditions and repair issues, rodent and other pest infestations, and floods. I also counsel tenants about their rights under federal, state, and local laws, particularly the San Francisco Rent Ordinance and the Oakland Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance, and negotiate buyouts for tenants interested in relocating from their rent-controlled apartments. I also represent pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers involved in automobile collisions who have been injured due to another person?s carelessness. I?m active in the Bar Association of San Francisco's Barristers Club. From 2012 to 2013, I was a member of the Barristers Club?s Board of Directors, serving as Board Vice President in 2013. I?ve volunteered as a mentor in BASF?s Mind the Gap Program, an initiative that provides opportunities for unemployed and underemployed attorneys; and as a Mentoring Circle Leader in a pilot program launched by BASF in 2014 that provides professional advice and guidance to new practitioners. I currently serve on BASF?s Solo/Small Firm Executive Committee and BASF?s Technology Committee. I enjoy working with recent graduates and new attorneys?particularly those interested in starting up their own small firm or solo practice. I?m also involved with the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the San Francisco Tenants Union, and the Italian American Bar Association of Northern California. View More ?

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law


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  • Education

    University of California, Davis, School of Law
    J.D. | Public Service Certificate, Pro Bono Certificate
    Honors: The Order of Barristers (2009); American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division Student Bar Association President National Achievement Award (2009); Frank and Margaret Johns Alumni Association Award (2009); Joseph and Jan Cutter Lake Scholarship (2009).
    Activities: Law Students Association: President (2008-09), Vice President (2007-08), 1L Representative (2006-07); Moot Court: Moot Court Board Member (2008-09); UC Davis Asylum and Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition Fundraising and Outreach Chair (2008-09); Member, UC Davis ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) National Finalist Team (04/2008); Member, UC Davis Western Regional Championship Team & Top Brief Award Recipient in ABA NAAC (03/2008); Trial Practice: Member, Trial Practice Honors Board (2008-09); ABA: Fourteenth Circuit Lieutenant Governor of Diversity (2007-08), UC Davis School of Law Student Representative (2007-08); Member, Recruitment, Retention, and Outreach Committee (2007-2008).
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    Stanford University
    B.A. | Economics
    Stanford Student Enterprises: Director, Stanford Directory (1998-99); Business Manager, Stanford Directory (1998); Account Executive, Stanford Directory (1997); Manager, Stanford Custom Apparel (1997); Intern (1996-97). Study Abroad: Stanford in Florence, Italy (1997). Lived with a host family and became proficient in Italian language.
    Activities: Stanford Student Enterprises, Stanford in Florence, Men?s Rugby, Stanford Sierra Camp, Theta Delta Chi, Inter-Fraternity Council, and Original Winter One Acts.
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    Santa Clara University
    Combined Sciences
    Associated Students of Santa Clara University: Freshman Class Senator; Sophomore Class Senator-elect and Chair, Civic Affairs Committee.
    Honors: Recipient of multiple academic scholarships; Santa Clara University Academic Honors Program; Dean?s List.
    Activities: Associated Students of Santa Clara University, Men?s Rugby, Latchkey Program, Italian Club, Thursday Night Teens, Volunteers in Promoting Santa Clara.
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    11 years of experience


    649 Mission Street
    5th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105-4128
    Toll-Free: (888) 235-8582
    Telephone: (415) 539-3100
    Fax: (888) 772-2571