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San Francisco Tenant Lawyers

Welcome to the online law office of Crow & Rose.

Dave Crow and Solvejg Rose are uniquely prepared, experienced tenant rights lawyers. We are advocates for our clients on the full range of legal issues facing tenants, consumers and others in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tenant Law

We are best known for an aggressive tenant rights law practice — which focuses solely on the representation of tenants — the Crow & Rose law firm has years of experience defending unlawful detainer (eviction) actions.

We will represent you when you sue your landlord for breach of the warranty of habitability, harassment and owner-move-in (OMI) wrongful eviction. We help tenants negotiate tenant buyouts with their landlords, but only after a complete analysis of applicable landlord tenant law and discussion of a tenant’s options.

The firm’s practice also includes tenant representation in mediation and arbitration at the Rent Board. If you are a tenant and have a problem with your landlord, need eviction help, want to sue, or just want to stand up for your tenants rights call us. Crow & Rose represents commercial tenants.

We will not represent a landlord seeking to evict a tenant, nor will we represent a master tenant evicting roommates.

Personal Injury

We aggressively represent personal injury plaintiffs. If you have been injured, you deserve full recovery. We often work with medical professionals who provide holistic and alternative, less traditional treatment.

Civil Litigation

We are dedicated to providing creative and cost-effective representation to help our clients successfully resolve litigation and other legal disputes. Crow & Rose offers experience in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including business litigation, real estate litigation, and alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.

Crow & Rose also offers comprehensive legal services including creative problem solving, counseling, advocacy, and successful appellate work. If you need to appeal a decision, call us for a free consultation.

Offices conveniently located in downtown San Francisco at the Montgomery MUNI/BART station. Contact Dave Crow or Solvejg Rose at (415) 552-9060 or complete the form on our Contact the Tenant Lawyers page.

We accept credit cards—Visa, MasterCard and Discover. (3% additional charge for all credit card payments.)

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(415) 552-9060

Tenant Attorneys

Dave Crow

dave.newDave Crow combines broad life experience and deep personal commitment as a tenant advocate and homeless services attorney that make him uniquely qualified to resolve a wide range of legal issues.

Dave earned his Juris Doctor from New College of California Public Interest School of Law in San Francisco.

Employed at the Homeless Advocacy Project of the Bar Association of San Francisco from 1997 until 2002, his last two years there were spent as a National Association for Public Interest Law (Equal Justice Works) fellow.

Mr. Crow’s award-winning advocacy included work on the myriad of complex legal issues facing traditionally under-represented tenants, including those from the homeless, at-risk and disabled communities.

He established the firm in 2002, specializing in representing Bay Area tenants. Solvejg Rose joined him as a partner in 2005, adding several new facets to the firm. Dave Crow’s private legal practice emphasizes eviction defense, wrongful eviction and other landlord tenant and real property matters, with additional representation of personal injury plaintiffs.

Dave currently serves as a tenant commissioner on the San Francisco Rent Board.

Solvejg Rose (Of Counsel)

solvejg.newSolvejg Rose’s unique legal background spans the full panoply of legal practice and research—from criminal courts to civil courts; from private sector to public sector; from Europe to the United States.

An attorney still qualified to practice law in Germany, Ms. Rose was admitted to the California Bar Association in 2004.

In Germany, she attended the University of Goettingen Law School and received her graduate degree from the University of Leipzig. She also studied Swedish law and international trade law at the University of Stockholm.

After graduating, Ms. Rose served in the Law Clerk Program for the Free State of Saxony. She wrote judicial decisions, drafted municipal statutes, and worked closely with several judges to craft decisions.

Ms. Rose’s legal counsel to tenants and other clients was honed during her four years at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Homeless Advocacy Project, where she represented and provided legal counsel to clients in a wide variety of legal matters, including SSI/SSDI disability benefits, landlord tenant law, and unemployment insurance benefits. Ms. Rose has successfully represented tenants in Rent Board hearings and at trial.

Ms. Rose is an accomplished litigator. She has also written numerous wills, living trusts and is currently representing plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits.

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