Clifford Fried

Clifford E. Fried, Partner

Clifford E. Fried has been practicing real estate and business law for over 25 years with a reputation for effective, high quality legal representation.

Named one of the top real estate attorneys in Northern California by Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazines, Clifford E. Fried has established himself as a leader in the field of leasing, landlord-tenant law and rent control. He also has an AV rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Steve Williams

Steven C. Williams, Partner

Steve received his bachelor's degree in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his law degree from Golden Gate University. He has been representing real property owners in the Bay Area since passing the California bar exam in 1999.

Steve’s experience includes counseling property owners in many areas of the law, including landlord/tenant, co-ownership and neighbor disputes, and purchase/sales transactions.

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Clinton Killian

Clinton O. Killian, Of Counsel

Clinton Killian has been practicing law in Oakland for over twenty years. He was recently voted one of the top lawyers in the East Bay by Oakland Magazine. As an attorney specializing in Land Use, Zoning and Building Permits, Probate, Wills and Trusts, Real Estate Transactions, and, Entity Formation, Clinton has kept himself busy aiding the Greater Bay Area in many relevant areas. He dedicates time to the community in a variety of other ways.

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Alana Grice Conner, Associate

Alana Grice Conner graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Social Welfare. She received her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and has been practicing law since 1996.

Alana began working with Clifford Fried and Steve Williams in 2008 and was instrumental in helping form the Fried & Williams law firm.

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Matthew Quiring

Matthew Quiring, Associate

Matthew Quiring graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in psychology, and received his law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2008. Prior to joining Fried & Williams in 2014, Matthew was in private practice in Berkeley with over five years of experience resolving and litigating landlord-tenant disputes in Alameda County.

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William Lynn

William Lynn, Associate

William Lynn graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology. He received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School, and has been practicing law since 2008. Prior to joining Fried & Williams in 2015, William was in private practice in San Francisco handling business transaction, business litigation, estate planning, landlord-tenant, family law, and general civil litigation.

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William Lynn

David Semel, Associate

David Semel has been a practicing civil litigator since 1999, and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in legal disputes at all stages. David specializes in real property law and has extensive experience counseling and advocating for clients regarding rent control, eviction control, recovering possession of rental units, wrongful eviction, habitability issues, toxic torts, neighbor disputes, code violations, permits, disabled accommodations, and insurance coverage.

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Robin Parvin

Robin L. Parvin

Robin is an important part of the Fried & Williams law firm. She is a paralegal with an intimate understanding of the practice and procedure of real estate law. This comes from years of experience - she has been working with Clifford Fried as a paralegal for more than 20 years and has worked on more evictions than most eviction attorneys.

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