About

Daniel S. Raff, Attorney

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

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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.

Tyson Smith, Attorney

Tyson Smith

Tyson holds an L.L.M. in tax law, and prior to working for Raff Law developed extensive litigation experience representing the IRS and later defending clients in tax court. He brings a valuable combination of compassion and sharp advocacy to his work with clients facing legal difficulties. Prior to law school, Tyson served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for over 5 years. He would later go on to serve his fellow veterans as an Employee and Labor Relations Advisor for upper level management at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

In his spare time, Tyson loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters, and occasionally gets to utilize his private-pilot helicopter license in the skies over wine country.

H. Lee Gerstel, Paralegal and Office Manager

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Lee joined Raff Law, APC in 2015 after relocating to Petaluma. She has great respect for the law and feels fortunate to have found a firm that strives to balance the needs and circumstances of its clients with their legal rights.

Before moving to the North Bay, Lee worked with law firms in the South Bay providing paralegal services in matters of business, real estate, civil litigation, family, immigration, personal injury, and bankruptcy. She earned a law degree from Lincoln Law School of San Jose and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University.

Contact

Raff Law, APC
707.879.8040

The Grace Building
17 Keller Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Email: office@rafflawoffice.com