Shelley Buchanan brings 21 years of civil litigation experience and prior experience in accounting and financial services to assist clients devise elegant solutions to complex legal
problems in as cost-effective and efficient manner as possible.

Ms. Buchanan has dedicated her education and legal skills to serving clients in civil disputes, administrative hearings, trials, and through the appellate process.

Ms. Buchanan graduated from Mount Holyoke College, magma cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Golden Gate University, and received her Law Degree from the University of California, Hastings in 1994.


Shelley S. Buchanan -  Of Counsel 

Location and Hours



Monelle Palencia Abaya -  Of Counsel 

  California-Certified Small Business (#1802469)

Call for appointment or email:


Main: (415) 306-7840

fax: (415) 358-0460

Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm

​Monelle Palencia Abaya has over 8 years of litigation experience. As an attorney, Ms. Abaya has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases, including real estate, landlord-tenant, public entity defense, personal injury, and a variety of general civil and business litigation cases.

Ms. Abaya also has experience in offering public entities general business advice and representation in a variety of matters.  Having served as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel for the San Francisco Housing Authority for several years, Ms. Abaya gained experience assisting the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel in all aspects of municipal, state, and federal law including land use and development, public contracts and procurement, ordinances and statutes, employment matters, open public meeting laws, and the California Public Records Act.

Ms. Abaya received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.


​San Francisco Office:
​​75 Broadway, Suite 202

San Francisco, CA 94111

San Rafael Office:

4040 Civic Center Drive, Ste 200

San Rafael, CA 94903

Los Angeles Office:​
​​3183 Wilshire Blvd., # 196A7
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Conscientious, highly experienced and insightful