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ABOUT

Daniel S. Raff, Attorney
Daniel S. Raff

Dan started Raff Law, APC to provide clients with superior legal services that emphasizes good communication and client satisfaction. He prides himself on his ability to keep clients informed about their case and to explain issues in a way that simplifies the legal process.

As part of his practice, he represents real estate owners and developers, property management companies, construction contractors, homeowner associations, small business owners, parties in real property sales, judgment creditors, judgment debtors, trustees and beneficiaries. He has personally handled a variety of cases ranging from unlawful detainers (evictions) to lawsuits against major financial institutions. He has also assisted clients by drafting and/or reviewing a variety of legal instruments, including intricate business agreements, licensing contracts, real property sale documents, promissory notes, and deeds of trust, among others.

Before starting his practice in 2012, Dan worked for several prosecutors’ offices in northern California, first as an intern during law school, and later as a deputy district attorney at the Solano County District Attorney’s Office in Fairfield, California. During this time, Dan tried jury trials, argued motions, and performed other services in court.

Edwin L. Bradley, Attorney

Edwin L. Bradley, Attorney

Edwin has practiced civil litigation in San Francisco for 25 years before relocated to western Sonoma County. His experience as partner in small firms and as a solo practitioner informs his belief that clear communication and shared expectations form the foundation of a positive attorney-client relationship. Edwin prides himself in his ability to evaluate problems from different perspectives and to develop winning strategies for his clients.

Edwin has counseled and represented clients in employment matters, personal injury and wrongful death cases, real estate litigation, landlord/tenant, business formation, and civil rights claims.

A graduate of UC-Berkeley and the University of San Francisco School of Law, Edwin is the proud father of two, lovely daughters currently finishing college. He’s an avid bicyclist, a middling golfer, and a graduate-level Krav Maga Practitioner.

John A. Loveman, Attorney

John A. Loveman
John joined Raff Law in the fall of 2021. He has 20 years of experience in civil litigation, working for both a large international law firm in San Francisco and a small local firm in Sonoma County. As a civil litigator, John has represented individual, corporate and public entity clients at all stages of litigation and in a variety of cases, large and small. Most recently, John worked as a Research Attorney for the Sonoma County Superior Court and brings a unique perspective from behind the scenes to his civil practice.

John received his undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from the University of Montana and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

William R. LaBarge, Attorney

John A. Loveman
Bio coming soon.
Lesley Amberger, Paralegal
Laurie Howell
Lesley is a Bay Area native who has spent most of her life living in Petaluma after her family moved from Berkeley, California. Before joining Raff Law, APC in 2023, Lesley’s interest in the legal profession began when she was a student at Cinnabar Elementary School. Years later she went on to obtain her Paralegal Certificate at University of San Diego.

In her spare time, Lesley enjoys treasure hunting at thrift stores and vinyl record shops, music, stargazing, being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and watching sports and cooking shows with her fiancé.

Vishal Sandhu, Paralegal

H. Lee Gerstel, Paralegal and Office Manager
Vishal is a California native that grew up on an almond farm in Orland, CA. She has loved the outdoors and ATVs since a very young age. In her free time, Vishal can be found going on hikes with her dog, Rainy, playing pick-up basketball, reading novels, or cooking a new made up dish that is heavy on the spices. Vishal is a first generation Indian-American and can speak four languages.

Vishal ignited her love for law in 2015 when she randomly signed up for a law elective in undergrad. The next 7 years thereafter were spent in cultivating a strong legal education. Vishal joined Raff Law in 2022. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and received her B.A. in Criminal Law and Political Science. Thereafter, Vishal attended Illinois State University where she received her B.S. in Legal Studies and received her paralegal certification. Vishal then moved to New Jersey and earned her law degree from Rutgers Law.

Rebecca L. Thompson, Office Manager and Bookkeeper
H. Lee Gerstel, Paralegal and Office Manager
Rebecca joined Raff Law, APC in 2021. She fell in love with Sonoma County’s legal community while working at Empire College School of Law. She has over 25 years of experience in various administrative and supportive positions in Sonoma and Marin County. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from National University.

Rebecca was born and raised in Petaluma by her single-parent father. Her father’s Midwestern morals, pride, and work ethics were passed down to her and her younger brother. She prides herself on her hard work and her biggest accomplishment, her two adult sons that she raised as a single parent.

During Rebecca’s downtime, she loves to spend time with her sons, granddaughters, and friends. She is known to her friends as the crocheting, crafting, baker that is always willing to spend the day at the beach or a festival.

Janie Ramirez, Administrative Assistant and Intake Coordinator
H. Lee Gerstel, Paralegal and Office Manager
Bio coming soon.
Jessica West, Administrative Assistant
H. Lee Gerstel, Paralegal and Office Manager
Bio coming soon.

Contact

Raff Law, APC
707.879.8040

The Grace Building
17 Keller Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Email: [email protected]