I was referred to Eric by another law firm in November of 2015. My fiancé and I were living in an apartment in SF with serious water leaks from the steam heat pipes resulting in extreme mold damage. We had to leave our apartment due to my specific allergies to the mold and a handful of other tenants in the building also either moved out or were displaced for months. We had to find alternative housing, bouncing around homes of friends, a hotel stay and finally a month-to-month apartment. It was definitely life disrupting. Our landlords were not nice people and took a very long time to decide to make repairs the "right way". They were rude, non-communicative, and would not provide any status updates on how they were going to handle the situation unless barraged by complaints and questions from multiple tenants. My neighbors and I exhausted ourselves in trying to get our landlords to do the right thing to no avail, and our last option was a lawsuit. When we got to meet Eric in person I knew we had to sign with him. He is a nice and welcoming guy to start off with, professional yet very personable, he is smart without being conceded, compassionate to our plight but able to move us forward from our emotions to action. He explained the legal process to us and made himself available via email or phone if needed. You can tell he cares about the housing crisis in SF and holds the law to a high standard. Although we rarely had to meet with Eric in person, he kept us up-to-date via email and was timely and responsive to all my questions. He listened to us and gave good feedback to all the changes and comments I made when collaborating on our settlement agreement. I trusted him to take care of all the deadlines and legal paperwork, all the legal stuff went very smoothly. Our case finally settled favorably in mediation this past October of 2016, we were in it for the long haul together and Eric kept us updated and at ease. Mediation was stressful, but we had a great team. Three months after he has given us our settlement checks he emails me to check up on us. You will want to be his friend. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family who need a lawyer, and even if he didn’t practice the type of law they needed I feel confident he would be able to find another stellar lawyer to recommend. If you need a lawyer or are in a sticky tenant-landlord situation (I am sure there on tons in SF) please do not hesitate and contact Tenant Law Group now, you will not regret it. I will definitely contact him for any future needs (although I truly hope this was our first and LAST lawsuit experience). Thanks for everything Eric you are one of the great ones in your profession!
- Danielle S.