Our Attorneys


Todd Rothbard


Todd Rothbard was admitted to the California Bar in 1975, and since that time has practiced exclusively in the area of landlord-tenant law. He has handled over 100,000 unlawful detainer actions on behalf of both commercial and residential landlords. Mr. Rothbard is the Bay Area's leading authority on eviction issues.

​Mr. Rothbard also serves as a judge pro tempore in various Bay Area counties hearing unlawful detainer trials, and teaches landlord-tenant law to various lay and professional groups, including the California Continuing Education of the Bar and various trade organizations. He is a graduate of University at Wisconsin and Santa Clara University School of Law.​

Steve Naumchik


Steve Naumchik was admitted to the California Bar in 2000. He served in the Public Defender’s Office until 2003, having tried approximately 24 jury trials.  Since joining the Law Offices of Todd Rothbard in 2003, Mr. Naumchik has handled thousands of commercial and residential unlawful detainer actions, involving issues ranging from nonpayment of rent to nuisance and illegal activity. His litigation experience in this arena consists of ongoing law and motion practice, settlement negotiations and trials, both bench and jury trials.

Mr. Naumchik regularly serves as a speaker at seminars with respect to Landlord/Tenant law. He is a graduate of San Jose State and the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. Graduating with distinction, Mr. Naumchik was a member of McGeorge Law Review, which included two published law review articles in the Review of Selected California Legislation.

Ryan Mayberry


Ryan Mayberry was admitted to the California Bar in 2004. He has successfully tried over 100 unlawful detainer cases and specializes in cases involving material violations of the rental agreement, nuisance and use of the premises for unlawful purposes.

Mr. Mayberry has had the honor to have sat as both an Associate Justice and a Chief Justice in the First-Year Moot Court Competition, and Advocate of the Year Competition for his alma mater. In December 2008, he was nominated as a “Best Attorney in San Jose” by LegalForce Media Publications and as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Mayberry is a graduate of University at Santa Barbara and University of San Francisco School of Law.

Brian Skarbek


Brian Skarbek is a San Jose native who earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to SCU, in 2002, Brian graduated from Vanguard University, receiving the McNaughton Award as the most outstanding business department graduate. Brian has successfully litigated hundreds of unlawful detainer cases throughout his legal career. He has extensive knowledge of the nuances of eviction law, including County specific rules in Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo Counties. Since 2009, Brian has provided business management, legal and financial consulting services to dozens of restaurants.

Before going into the practice of law, Brian worked in the restaurant industry and ran a roofing business in San Jose and Southern California. After graduation, Brian worked in the tax practice of Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Christina Dabis

Christina Dabis was admitted to the bar in 2004. She has focused her practice on real estate law in Northern California and landlord-tenant law throughout the Bay Area, specializing in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland. 

Ms. Dabis has extensive experience in all facets of litigation, mediation and trial.  She has written materials for and presented seminars to property owners and managers on Oakland’s Measure EE and The San Francisco Rent Ordinance. Ms. Dabis is a graduate of San Francisco State University and Golden Gate University School of Law.