Trying to find the right attorney is a bit like finding a good hair cutter or auto mechanic. You can seek referrals from trusted friends or other sources, but ultimately, you have to work with one to really know if he or she is the right attorney for you.
Some thing I recommend people who come to see me seek to determine is:
1. Does the attorney understand my sense of risk?
2. Do I feel rapport with him?
3. What is his experience with the particula subject matter?
4. Is the attorney able to give me a sense of the cost of my litigation?
5. Is the attorney able to give me a sense of the risk of my litigation?
There are many attorney in San Francisco who I'm sure could help you. While your description is understandably vague, be prepared to provide the attorney the following information to allow him to evaluate your case:
1. Amount of your actual "out of pocket" damages you suffered
2. What tangible evidence you have of the defendant's wrongdoings (as opposed to your opinion or belief of what the defendant thought, intended, or did.)
3. Written timeline or chronology of events you believe are relevent in your case.
4. Copy of relevent documents k
5. List of witnessess with contact information
Jeffery Woo, Esq.
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP
Complex Rental Property Group