Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C.

Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C.

Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Racial Discrimination, Personal Injury, Landlord Tenant (tenant only), Police Brutality & Civil Rights Violations

Firm Overview

BV Law was founded to provide victims of civil injustice with diligent and effective representation. We are accustomed to opposing insurance companies, large employers and corporations, landlords and property owners, and government entities. We have consistently achieved favorable outcomes for clients through our unique approach to the law.
Main Office
Main Office
220 Montgomery Street Suite 870
San Francisco   CA  94104
Phone
  • (415) 835-6777
Fax
  • (415) 835-6780
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes

Office Information

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
No
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Landlord and Tenant
We exclusively represent tenants in our landlord-tenant practice. We do not represent landlords. We handle both individual cases as well as large multi-tenant cases, and class actions.
The experienced lawyers of BV Law are familiar with the state laws and city ordinances protecting renters, and available relief through the Rent Board or the courts against unjustified eviction or rent hikes. Our San Francisco landlord-tenant law attorneys are also knowledgeable about civil remedies for tenants who have suffered injury or economic harm from the actions or negligence of landlords.

BV Law advocates for residents of apartment complexes and condominiums in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and other East Bay and Northern California communities.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Too often law firms fall into one modus operandi, litigating all cases similarly. Regardless of the method, that is a mistake. Sometimes an aggressive, trial-oriented strategy is appropriate and required; other times a creative, more seemingly cooperative approach yields better results. The overall goals and resources of the client and opposing parties must always be considered.

At Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C., we adapt our litigation strategy to each client, case, opposing party and opposing counsel to achieve the most favorable results possible. We listen to our clients, consider their unique situation and offer advice based on the totality of the circumstances. Our attorneys are equally capable of battling in litigation against larger firms or negotiating a complex settlement.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS IN CHOOSING A LAW FIRM
Your choice of attorney affects the amount of money you might recover and the stressfulness of the legal process. The average injury case may take one to two years to resolve, so it is important that you feel comfortable with your lawyer and the approach to your case. Is the firm prepared to invest in your case and go all the way to the end, or more interested in a quick resolution whether or not it serves your best interests? Does your lawyer respond to your concerns and keep informed about the process?

At BV Law, we are selective about the cases we take and we prepare all of our cases as if they will go to trial. Retention of multiple experts is often required before a case will settle for a reasonable and fair amount. We also make an effort to connect with clients on a personal level. Our lawyers and/or staff make every effort to return phone calls the same day, and we work closely with clients to devise strategies and relay developments. Our approach to service and quality representation distinguishes us from other firms. We have represented clients who came to us after disappointing experiences at bigger law firms or with solo practitioners.

At BV Law, we offer our clients the resources and experience of a large law firm, combined with the personal attention of a small office. Please contact our firm today for a free consultation.

Michael Bracamontes

Mr. Bracamontes focuses his practice on helping individuals in landlord-tenant, employment, and personal injury matters. Specifically, Mr. Bracamontes has successfully handled cases where tenants sue their landlord for unsafe or unsanitary living conditions, mold, lack of heat, and water intrusion. Mr. Bracamontes has also helped dozens of tenants negotiate buy-out offers in excess of the statutory minimums required by local rent ordinances, as well as defended tenants from wrongful eviction.

Many of Mr. Bracamontes' current cases focus on representing multiple tenants in the same building that have experienced harassment or retaliation from their landlord and been subject to unsafe or unsanitary living conditions.

With respect to employment cases, Mr. Bracamontes has successfully represented employees that have been unfairly discriminated against due to race, ethnicity, pregnancy, and gender. Mr. Bracamontes has also successfully handled sexual harassment matters.

As to personal injury matters, Mr. Bracamontes has dealt with a wide range of injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning, car accidents, botched surgeries, and police brutality.

Mr. Bracamontes has achieved significant six and seven figure results in employment and personal injury cases for plaintiffs.

Mr. Bracamontes earned his Juris Doctor degree from Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley), where he volunteered at the Worker's Rights Clinic and was a member of the La Raza Law Journal and Treasurer of the Native American Law Students Association.
License
  • Bar Number: 242655
    California , 2006
Education
  • Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley)
    J.D. , 2005
  • UC Irvine
    B.A. , 2001

Ryan Vlasak

Mr. Vlasak focuses his practice on civil litigation for plaintiffs, including personal injury, employment, tenant, real estate, and consumer actions. Many of his cases involve brain and neurological injuries and wrongful termination claims for individuals belonging to protected classes under the law. Mr. Vlasak has also successfully litigated several large fire cases.

Mr. Vlasak earned his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Law School in Philadelphia, where he was Staff Editor of Temple International and Comparative Law Journal.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Vlasak was an Adjunct Professor and taught courses including philosophy, ethics, and logic. Before founding Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C. in 2008 and practicing plaintiffs' litigation, Mr. Vlasak gained experience at a Bay Area insurance defense firm.

Mr. Vlasak's significant achievements include million dollar results in personal injury and toxic tort cases for plaintiffs.
License
  • Bar Number: 241581
    California , 2006
Education
  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
    J.D. , 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania
    M.A. , 2001
  • Claremont Graduate University
    M.A. , 1999
  • Harvard University
    Negotiation and Leadership, Executive Program Certificate , 2016

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