Richard Hurlburt has been a full-time real estate and tenant rights lawyer since the day he was admitted to the Bar. He has helped hundreds of tenants and numerous first-time home buyers. He is experienced at all stages of litigation, discovery, mediation/arbitration and trial.
A self-employed auto mechanic and suicide prevention nightworker before attending law school, Mr. Hurlburt earned his JD from New College of California in 1995. While in law school he interned at the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, Eviction Defense Office from 1993 to 1995. He graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University in 1987 with a BA in Sociology. He has enjoyed living in San Francisco since 1985, when he left Alaska for college.
Mr. Hurlburt holds a broker's license from the California Department of Real Estate. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco Tenants Bar. He was awarded the Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro bono legal services in 1996 & 2005. He was an active Judge Pro Tem at the San Francisco Superior Court 2003-2005. He received the Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service award from the Bar Association of San Francisco in 1996, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008.