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Robert J. Sheppard Lawyer/Advisor/Advocate - San Francisco, CA

423 Washington StreetFloor 2Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94111

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Updated: 03/21/2022

San Francisco Real Estate Law Lawyer


The firm's senior partner, Robert J. Sheppard, is regarded as one of San Francisco's premier attorneys in the fields of real estate law, landlord/tenant law, rent control law, premises liability and property owner's liability, wrongful eviction cases, business disputes as well as tort/personal injury cases and disputes involving insurance companies and insurance law.

In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and again in 2022...

About Robert J. Sheppard Lawyer/Advisor/Advocate

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Partner

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Premises Liability Law
  • Business/Commercial Disputes
  • Personal Injury/Tort Law
  • General Litigation and Trials
  • Mediations, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution
  • Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estate Planning
  • Rent Board Matters


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar Landlord-Tenant Committee, 1985 - 1987 (Vice-Chair)
  • The Mediation Society (Past President)
  • The Mediation Society (Board of Directors, 2007 - 2014)
  • Real Estate Neutrals (Member)
  • Real Property Section, Bar Association of San Francisco (Member, Past Chair)

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Real Estate Law and Landlord-Tenant Law, Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Lecturer, Real Estate Law and Landlord-Tenant Law, The Rutter Group
  • Lecturer, Real Estate Law and Landlord-Tenant Law, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Public Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law, State Bar Conventions (four times)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Neutral Arbitrator
  • Affordable Housing Alliance, Steering Committee and Founding Member
  • Won Federal Court Asylum Trial for Honduran teenage girl on "humanitarian grounds," November 2018


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1978
    Juris Doctor Degree
  • University of Illinois, 1975
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


423 Washington StreetFloor 2Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94111


  • (415) 296-0999


Other Sources of Feedback About Robert J. Sheppard

Included on the 2023 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Robert J. Sheppard on Super Lawyers


  • Voted by peers a "Super Lawyer of Northern California," 2006-2022
  • Temporary Judge, San Francisco Superior Court, 1988 - Present
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System
  • Featured in California Lawyers Magazine, February 1985, "Best of the New Breed of Lawyers"
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law, Corporate Counsel, and The American Lawyer
  • Administrative Law Judge, San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration (1979, 1980, 1981)

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