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Mr. Richard C Koman

Mr. Richard C Koman

Law Offices of Richard C Koman
  • Business Law, Personal Injury, Landlord Tenant
  • California
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Quite simply, we are creating a different kind of litigation experience. We view a plaintiff’s lawsuit as a life-changing and healing experience. Because to be victimized in your own home, or injured in a car crash, or having your body hurt by a doctor you trusted, or being sexually abused by an employer, or even just being betrayed by a business partner … these are events with deep impacts.

In each case, a wrongdoer thrust an unwanted change at you. They created a deep hole and threw you in. Doctors may never make you completely better. Therapists may never completely heal you.

They don’t provide justice.

Civil litigation cannot completely fill up the hole, either. At the end of the day, there is only a pile of money. If that’s all you get out of this, just money, you’ll still be in the hole.

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

Going through a lawsuit can in fact be a healing process. Working with Alexandra Moore, a coach who specializes in Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix Re-Imprinting, we work deeply with clients to help you tell their story (a crucial part of the litigation process) and find your voice.

That’s where healing comes from — and justice.

Once the blocks are gone, once you feel empowered to tell your story, once you know you’re entitled to get back what was taken from you, you will tell your story strongly in deposition and trial.

That’s Litigation for Transformation.

Empire College Law School
J.D. | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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The George Washington University Law School
B.A. | Journalism, Political Science
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Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Richard C Koman
- Current
Solo practitioner representing individuals and businesses in landlord/tenant, employment law, digital rights, and consumer credit problems, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Volunteer Clerk/Attorney
Legal Aid of Sonoma County
Conducted intake interviews of clients; drafted motions, answers and declarations in unlawful detainer defense; drafted temporary restraining order requests in domestic violence and elder abuse; negotiated stipulated judgments with opposing counsel.
Judicial Clerk
Sonoma Superior Court
Reviewed parties' arguments, researched the law, and advised the Court on how to rule on specific legal issues.
Law Clerk
California Rural Legal Assistance
Performed legal research and wrote office memoranda on such legal questions as landlord/tenant law, causes of action, rules of court. Reviewed evidence, drafted statement of facts and outlined legal analysis for brief in mediation. Drafted summary of relevant case law for appellate brief.
Sonoma Small Claims Clinic
Interviewed and counseled over 200 members of the public seeking information about using the the Small Claims Court. Typical conflicts included breach of contract, landlord-tenant dispute, wage-and-hour disputes.
Pro Bono Award
Sonoma County Bar Assoc.
Received Sonoma County Bar Assoc. award for volunteer attorney efforts for Legal Aid of Sonoma County.
Certificate of Appreciation
Sonoma County Courts
Law clerk for Judge Gary Nadler.
Certificate of Appreciation
California Rural Legal Assistance
Volunteer law clerk for nonprofit law agency
Presidential Certificate of Appreciation
Service Corps of Retired Executives
Went to Macedonia on USAID-sponsored international development mission.
Professional Associations
Sonoma County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Due to the uncertainty and delay in the payment of attorney fees, we ask for a 40 percent contingency fee.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our billing rate is $300 per hour for attorneys and $120 for paralegals.
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Legal Answers
Q. If you purse an existing debt after a bankruptcy is complete will the debtor have to repay?
A: If I follow the question correctly, you are asking if the debt still exists after the bankruptcy discharge? In general terms, no - a Chapter 7 bankruptcy wipes out the debt - assuming we are talking about an unsecured nonpriority claim. In various scenarios, the debt could still remain.
Q. Can u legally get a sixty day notice to leave your appartment for no reason at all
A: Yes. That is what a 60 day is for - for the landlord to be able to choose whom she wants to live in her property. The only exception to this is the landlord can't evict for an "improper" purpose - meaning retailation, discrimination, that sort of thing.
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Contact & Map
703 2nd Street
Suite 320
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Telephone: (707) 544-5354
Cell: (707) 820-7147
Fax: (866) 931-5315