Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken LLP
Founding Partner, 2014 - present
I am a San Francisco-based trial lawyer passionate about representing clients—particularly tenants, individuals, and small businesses—in landlord-tenant (tenants only), personal injury, and business disputes. I am a founding partner at Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, where I represent plaintiffs in disputes arising out of tenant's rights (wrongful eviction, landlord harassment, habitability), personal injuries (auto/bicycle/pedestrian/construction accidents, brain injury, fire and burn injury, spinal injury, wrongful death), and business law (breach of contract, business torts). I enjoy pro bono work, particularly in the area of immigration law.
I'm active in the Bar Association of San Francisco's Barristers Club. I recently completed a two-year term on the Barristers Club’s Board of Directors, serving as Board Vice President in my second year. I volunteer as a mentor in BASF’s Mind the Gap Program, an initiative that provides opportunities for unemployed and underemployed attorneys. I enjoy working with recent graduates and new attorneys—particularly those interested in starting up their own small firm or solo practice. I am also a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the San Francisco Tenants Union, the Italian American Bar Association of Northern California, and the American Bar Association.
Landlord-Tenant, Real Estate & Business Litigation Attorney, 2012 - 2014
I am a San Francisco-based civil litigation attorney passionate about representing clients—particularly tenants, individuals, and small businesses—in legal disputes. I am the founder and principal attorney at Toscano Law. My civil litigation practice focuses primarily on defending commercial and residential tenants (eviction/unlawful detainer defense and plaintiff-side tenant litigation against abusive landlords), real estate law, and general business law. I enjoy pro bono work, particularly in the area of immigration law.
Before founding Toscano Law, I worked in the intellectual property litigation practice group at a large international firm. Although my practice focused principally on patent litigation, I also gained experience in trademark litigation, trade secret litigation, financial services litigation, general commercial litigation, landlord-tenant law, bankruptcy law, and receivership law.
I am active in the Bar Association of San Francisco, where I currently serve as Vice President of the Barristers Club's Board of Directors. I am also a member of the San Francisco Tenants Union, the Italian American Bar Association of Northern California, the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the California Receivers Forum.