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Lunch with the Expert- Joey Tobener ’99 & Jackie Ravenscroft ’11
July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for a fireside chat with Joey Tobener ’99 & Jackie Ravenscroft ’11.
Joseph Tobener is a partner at Tobener Ravenscroft. An attorney for more than twenty years, Mr. Tobener draws on his specialized tenant law expertise to provide caring, easy-to-understand, and aggressive assistance to a diverse clientele. He has represented thousands of Bay Area residents on tenant law issues and earned millions on behalf of his clients. He has appeared on KALW, NPR, and KQED and was featured in the SF Bay Guardian, the Daily Journal, and California Lawyer. Cases he has successfully litigated have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, Reuters, Wired, and the Los Angeles Times. He has spoken extensively on tenant law for the San Francisco Bar Association and the Alameda Bar Association. His clients have included countless lawyers, high-tech executives, mobile home residents, the San Francisco Tenants Union, and several art collectives. One of his passions is working to preserve artist live/work housing. He also worked for Home Base, a homelessness law nonprofit, and has been an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University and UC Hastings. The firm is dedicated to employee activism, and sponsors each of its lawyers to volunteer weekly in the community at housing rights nonprofits, donating nearly 500 attorney hours each year.
Jacqueline Ravenscroft is a partner at Tobener Ravenscroft. She attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, graduating summa cum laude. Ms. Ravenscroft earned her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2011.
As a tenant advocate for more than a decade, Ms. Ravenscroft has represented thousands of tenants in wrongful eviction, habitability, and personal injury claims. She has extensive experience in cases involving fraudulent owner and relative move-in cases, fires and post-fire failure to re-rent, transgender discrimination, and sexual harassment by property managers and landlords. In addition to litigating on behalf of her clients, she has volunteered hundreds of pro-bono hours to the San Francisco Housing Rights Committee. She is experienced in trials, arbitrations, and Rent Board hearings. Ms. Ravenscroft is a regular guest on several Bay Area news stations and has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. She teaches landlord-tenant courses at San Francisco State University and has given presentations for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Bar Association of Alameda County, San Francisco Apartment Association, San Francisco Association of Realtors, Bar Association of San Francisco, and several Bay Area nonprofits. She regularly hosts MCLEs on how to maximize insurance policies in landlord-tenant and premise liability litigation.
Jacqueline was selected to the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Northern California Rising Star list by Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Northern California receive this distinction.
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