Rahman Popal

Rahman Popal

Owner, The Law Firm for Tenant Rights
  • Landlord Tenant
  • California
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Biography

Rahman Popal is the owner of the Law Firm for Tenant Rights.

Rahman represents tenants throughout California facing unfair housing practices, including wrongful/constructive evictions, uninhabitable and dilapidated premises, including water leaks and mold issues, landlord harassment, lockouts, landlord retaliation, discriminatory housing practices, live/work units, and illegal rent increases, among others. He has counseled and represented thousands of tenants facing complex legal challenges. Prior to founding the Law Firm for Tenant Rights, he practiced for five years as an associate attorney with a prominent tenant rights firm in San Francisco. He is a dedicated volunteer with local tenant unions across the Bay Area.

Prior to practicing tenant law, Rahman was awarded a fellowship from Human Rights Advocates and represented detained undocumented immigrants seeking release on bond. He practiced deportation defense for over a year, and represented undocumented immigrants before the San Francisco Immigration Court and federal Board of Immigration Appeals. In 2014, he presented at the 25th Session of the Human Right Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2015, he has served as an adjunct professor with the University of San Francisco’s Moot Court Program.

In 2014, Rahman graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law in the top quarter of his class. In 2010, he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University and was awarded a graduate research prize from the California State University Graduate Research Competition for his senior capstone project.

Rahman was selected as a Northern California Rising Star Attorney by Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2021, an honor reserved for lawyers who demonstrate excellence in practice. This distinction is bestowed to only 2.5% of Northern California attorneys.

Education
University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Top 25% of class
Activities: Moot Court Board Member
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California State University - San Francisco State University
B.A. | International Relations and Affairs
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Owner
The Law Firm for Tenant Rights
- Current
Associate Attorney
Tobener Ravenscroft LLP
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Associate Attorney
Mira Law Group
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Human Rights Advocates Fellow
Johnson & McDermed
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Costa Hawkins and the future of rent control
Daily Journal
The Need for Stronger Mandates and Concerted Action on Electronic Waste
U.N. Doc A/HRC/25/NGO/9
Addressing the AIDS pandemic: a normative shift in intellectual property protections
The International Relations Journal, San Francisco State University
Awards
Northern California Rising Star
Super Lawyers
A rising star is an honor reserved for lawyers who demonstrate excellence in practice. This distinction is bestowed to only 2.5% of Northern California attorneys.
Northern California Rising Star
Super Lawyers
A rising star is an honor reserved for lawyers who demonstrate excellence in practice. This distinction is bestowed to only 2.5% of Northern California attorneys.
International Development Law
CALI Award for Excellence
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 302371
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Languages
  • Dari: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
The Law Firm for Tenant Rights
1390 Market Street, Suite 200
Ste A
San Francisco, CA 94102
Toll-Free: (628) 200-3018