Josephine is a native San Franciscan who is committed to advocating for those who have been oppressed and neglected. Josephine’s Team primarily focuses on representing tenants that have suffered from personal injury and economic loss at the hands of exploitative landlords. Her clients include victims of verbal harassment, physical intimidation, and severe habitability defects. Josephine also represents victims of personal injury, toxic exposure, and discrimination.

Josephine volunteers regularly in the area of eviction defense and has been recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service by the Bar Association of San Francisco since 2012. She also proudly serves on the Board of Directors of San Francisco’s Eviction Defense Collaborative, the first organization in the country to provide legal assistance to clients facing an eviction as part of a coordinated, single agency anti-displacement strategy.

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Eviction
  • Dangerous Property
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Discrimination

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2012


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    J.D. – 2011
  • University of California, Davis
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 2008
    Major: Sociology

Published Works

  • “The Evolution of Tenant Harassment Statutes”, Plaintiff Magazine, 2015
  • “The Rent Control Revolution”, Plaintiff Magazine, 2017


  • SFTLA New Lawyers Division Ski and CLE, “Tenant Harassment: Obtaining Treble Damages and Attorney Fees Under Local Rent Ordinances” Speaker, 2015
  • SFTLA New Lawyers Division Ski and CLE, “Updates in Landlord/Tenant Law” Speaker, 2018
  • SFTLA Girl Power: Female Attorneys Blazing Their Own Trials CLE, “Knowing Your Worth: You’re Never Too Young (Or Old) To Reinvent Yourself And Your Career Path” Speaker, 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2012-2018
  • Volunteer Appreciation Award, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, 2014
  • Avvo Superb Rating 10.0

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Diversity Committee, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Past Employment Positions

  • Alioto & Keenan, LLP, Managing Partner and Co-owner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Eviction Defense Collaborative, Board of Directors
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Justice and Diversity Center, Volunteer