Our Mission:

To provide high quality legal services at affordable rates. We do this by coming up with creative solutions to difficult problems.

Attorney Clifford E. Fried
Attorney Steven C. Williams
Attorney Alana Grice Conner

Clifford has been a real estate lawyer for over 35 years focusing his practice on leasing law, rent control, and occupancy issues. He has handled hundreds of trials and appeals in his career. Clifford lectures on various real property issues and writes for several local apartment magazines and publications. He maintains the highest ratings by Avvo and Martindale-Hubbell and was named a Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine.

Steve has been representing real property owners in the Bay Area since 1999. He has a wealth of experience in many areas of the law including landlord-tenant, co-ownership and neighbor disputes, and purchase and sales transactions.

Steve also regularly contributes legal opinions and articles to a variety of publications and gives talks on landlord-tenant related issues.

Alana began working with Clifford Fried and Steve Williams in 2008 and was instrumental in helping form the Fried & Williams law firm. She specializes in residential and commercial leasing, real property purchase and sales, and landlord-tenant litigation. She has experience representing clients in court and at rent board proceedings and is a certified mediator.


Attorney Matthew P. Quiring

Matthew has been advising and representing East Bay landlords in eviction and Rent Board matters since 2009. He lives in Berkeley and is an active member of the Alameda County Bar Association.

Matthew is the recipient of the 2010 Volunteer of the Year Award for his work on behalf of low-income landlords.

Attorney David Semel

David has been providing strong and efficient legal assistance to Bay Area companies and individuals since 1999. He works with each client to achieve maximum productivity and favorable resolutions with determination and integrity.
From pre-litigation through trial, David is dedicated to working with you to reach your goals.

Attorney Angelica A. Sandoval

Angie has worked with Fried & Williams since 2013 as a law clerk, paralegal and now as an attorney. During that time, she has mastered several areas of real estate law including landlord-tenant, neighbor disputes, and rent board matters. 
Angie is fluent in Spanish and is fully equipped to understand, assist and serve the needs of the Spanish speaking clients.

Attorney Edward M. Lai

Edward joined the Fried and Williams team in 2018. He has been practicing law since 1991 and is experienced in the fields of commercial and residential real estate, landlord/tenant, construction law, and more. Edward also specializes in representing building contractors and small business owners.

Senior Paralegal Robin 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 more than 30 years of experience working with Clifford Fried as a paralegal on more evictions than most eviction attorneys.

Clifford E. Fried

Steven C. Williams

Alana Grice Conner

Matthew P. Quiring

David Semel

Angelica A. Sandoval

Edward M. Lai

Robin Parvin
Senior Paralegal