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 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 was admitted to the California Bar in 2004. Since joining the Law Office of Todd Rothbard in 2005, he has successfully tried hundreds of unlawful detainer cases both bench and jury trials. Mr. Mayberry’s vast experience in unlawful detainer actions include those based on lease violations, nuisance and criminal activity, all affordable housing programs, mobilehome, recreational vehicle and marina cases as well as actions brought pursuant to local rent control and just cause for eviction controls.
He has the honor being named in Super Lawyers magazine for the past eleven years as well as a “Best Attorney in San Jose” by LegalForce Media Publications. Mr. Mayberry frequently leads discussions with property managers as well as serves as a speaker at seminars with respect to Unlawful Detainer law for Residential, Commercial and Affordable properties. 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. He is a graduate of University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of San Francisco Kendrick School of Law.
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 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.
Christopher Cooper was admitted to the California State Bar in 2022. He graduated with distinction from Lincoln Law School of San Jose. During law school, Mr. Cooper was a member of the Student Bar Association as the student body representative for his class. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arizona.
Although recently admitted to the Bar, Mr. Cooper had a passion for the law at a young age. Since joining the Law Office of Todd Rothbard in 2022, he has already successfully tried many cases, assisted in law and motion, and settlement negotiations. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Todd Rothbard, Mr. Cooper had extensive experience as a compliance analyst, working for Accenture. When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and young daughter CJ, and playing and watching basketball.