Daniel Wayne

Daniel Wayne

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Wolford Wayne LLP
 | 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3340
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 4156496203
Fax: 415-649-6739
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Daniel Wayne is a partner at Wolford Wayne LLP, a San Francisco based tenant's rights law firm. Daniel and his team are dedicated to assisting tenants throughout the Bay Area. Daniel has helped his tenant clients recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. 

Mr. Wayne represents tenants who have been wrongfully evicted from their homes or forced to move due to a landlord's negligence, harassment, or failure to repair outstanding habitability defects. Unlike some firms that handle landlord/tenant work, Wolford Wayne only represents tenants, never landlords. 

Originally from Seattle, Mr. Wayne attended the prestigious liberal arts school Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Washington, where he earned a degree in English. He then attended the University of Oregon for law school before moving to the Bay Area. Since law school Mr. Wayne has dedicated himself to public interest law. At the University of Oregon Mr. Wayne served on the Board for the school's Public Interest Board, and served as an intern with the Oregon Department of Justice's consumer protection division. Upon moving to San Francisco, Mr. Wayne embedded himself in the housing rights community through his work as an intern with the Eviction Defense Collaborative, and litigation contract attorney with the Eviction Defense Center in Oakland.  

Daniel continues to be active in the community and is an industry leader in the area of Tenant's Rights Law. Daniel routinely speaks on landlord-tenant issues around San Francisco, writes a column on the tenant perspective for the San Francisco Apartment Association's magazine, and has a column on tenant's rights issues for the popular local website "Broke Ass Stuart."

He is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and Tenants Together and the Tenant Lawyer Network. Daniel is also a panel member of the Aids Legal Referral Panel, and volunteers with the San Francisco Tenant Union and Bar Association's Housing Project. In 2018 Daniel was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Litigation Section.

Daniel has a rating of 10/10 on Avvo.com, has a five star Yelp rating while being among the most reviewed attorneys in San Francisco, and has been named a Super Lawyers rising star in 2019 for the fourth year in a row. 



About Daniel Wayne

Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage: https://wolford-wayne.com/about-us/


  • Recipient of award given to top 10% of volunteers for BASF's Justice and Diversity Center, Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service, San Francisco Bar Association, 2013
  • Award given to top 10% of volunteers, Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service, San Francisco Bar Association, 2014, Outstanding Volunteer, SF Bar Association, 2014
  • Award given to top 10% of volunteers, Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service, San Francisco Bar Association, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Tenant Counselor at the San Francisco Tenants Union, 2014
  • Justice and Diversity Center, Housing Negotiation Project volunteer attorney, 2014
  • Justice and Diversity Center, Housing Negotiation Project volunteer, 2015


  • Confidential v. Confidential, Settlement: $70,000, Constructive Eviction from Illegal Unit, 2015
  • Reynoso v. Wong: $575,000 Settlement on behalf of long-term disabled tenant who was constructively evicted from her San Francisco Apartment of 50 years., 2016
  • Confidential v. Confidential, Settlement: $75,000. Bedbug/Habitability lawsuit, 2015
  • Confidential v. Confidential, $115,000 settlement for bedbug and other habitability issues, 2015
  • Confidential v. Confidential, sewage flood lawsuit. Settlement: $72,000, 2014
  • Confidential v. Confidential - eight plaintiff habitabiltiy lawsuit against residential landlord, resolved at mediation for $250,000., 2015

Representative Clients:

  • Long term residential tenant in San Francisco - buy out negotiations with landlord Resident in SRO / Tenant Hotel in East Bay in lawsuit against resident's landlord for habitability defects Commercial Tenant - lease negotiation with prospective landlord Residential Tenant - eviction defense representation in unlawful detainer in San Francisco, 2015


Educational Background:

  • Whitman College, B.A - English, 2005

Industry Groups

  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Tenant's Rights
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Office Location for Daniel Wayne

44 Montgomery Street
Suite 3340
San Francisco, CA 94104

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Last Updated: 9/28/2019

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