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Joseph Tobener - San Francisco, CA

21 Masonic AvenueSuite A San Francisco, CA 94118

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Updated: 03/22/2020

San Francisco Landlord-Tenant Issues Lawyer


Joseph Tobener is a partner at Tobener Ravenscroft LLP. An attorney for more than fifteen years, Mr. Tobener draws on his specialized tenant law expertise to provide caring, easy-to-understand, and aggressive assistance to a diverse clientele. He has represented thousands of Bay Area residents on tenant law issues and earned millions on behalf of his clients. He has appeared on KALW and KQED and was featured in the SF Bay Guardian, the Daily Journal, and California Lawyer...

About Joseph Tobener

Practice Areas

  • Landlord-Tenant Issues
  • Harassment of Landlord
  • Wrongful Eviction

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California, Los Angeles

Pro Bono Activities

  • Home Base

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, San Francisco State University
  • Adjunct Professor, UC Hastings
  • Tenant Attorney Roundtable, Restriction Following No-Fault Eviction, 2014 - Present
  • San Francisco State University CLE, Bluebooking and Cite Checking CLE, 2014 - Present
  • SFSU, Professional Legal Writing, 2011 - Present
  • San Francisco Tenants Union, Force Your Landlord to Repair, 2011 - Present
  • CLE, Shepardizing and Bluebooking CLE, 2010 - Present
  • UC Hastings, Legal Research and Writing, 2007 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About Joseph Tobener

Included on the 2022 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Joseph Tobener on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers, 2017 - 2020

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Office Information


21 Masonic AvenueSuite A San Francisco, CA 94118


  • (415) 418-3492

Accepts Credit Cards




  • California Lawyer Magazine, To BNB - or not?, 2014
  • Daily Journal, Lawyers Pursuing Short-Term Rentals, 2014
  • New York Times, San Francisco Sues Landlords, 2014
  • San Francisco Chronicle, Airbnb Profits Prompted SF Eviction, 2014
  • San Francisco State University, Cite Checking and Bluebooking Action Guide, 2007
  • Tenant Attorney Tips: How to deal with disruptive tenants, avoid lawsuits, and maintain pleasant tenant-landlord relationships, San Francisco Tenant Magazine, 2016

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