Nancy Conway is a dedicated and experienced attorney. She moved to the Bay Area to attend law school after working as a paralegal for a migrant farmworker legal services program. Fighting for social justice inspired her to pursue a career in law. After graduating from law school she worked for two years as a public interest attorney for Dallas Legal Services, while teaching legal writing and research as an adjunct professor at University of Texas. In San Francisco she taught at San Francisco State University and served as an Administrative Law Judge for San Francisco's Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board.
Over the course of her decades-long career Nancy successfully represented hundreds of clients. She obtained a million dollar settlement (2009) after suing a property owner in Oakland for carbon monoxide poisoning of a mother and her young son - who survived it; she won a six-figure jury verdict against a landlord who locked out her client from his apartment (2004); and on behalf of a family with a disabled child sued a Peninsula property management company for harassment, wrongful eviction, and discrimination which resulted in a unanimous jury verdict and a several hundred thousand dollars settlement. (1998). Last year she successfully sued a landlord and obtained $450,000 for a family that was displaced due to harassment and wrongful eviction in Alameda County and this year she settled a case at trial for tenant harassment for a San Francisco tenant for $175,000 with the tenant staying in possession of her rented home in the Mission District.
Over the last few years she defended tenants in eviction lawsuits and kept them in their rented homes and obtained substantial monetary settlements for tenants harmed by landlords' bad conduct.
Nancy has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Mateo County Times. Most recently, she wrote for the San Francisco Bay Times on current housing issues in the Bay Area. This year, and in the past, Nancy was honored by the Pro Bono Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Justice and Diversity Center for her significant pro bono contribution as a tenant's rights attorney. She is currently a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.