Jason W. Estavillo


Jason W. Estavillo has over 25 years of experience representing his clients in a variety of legal matters including breach of contract claims, real property disputes and commercial litigation matters. Jason focuses his legal practice in the areas of foreclosure litigation and real estate law.

Jason’s litigation experience includes jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and multi-party mediation. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, and his clientele includes individuals, small to medium-size business, along with non-profit companies.

Jason is licensed to practice in California and Maine, and he is also admitted in each of the United States District Courts within California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to founding the Estavillo Law Group, PC, Jason worked for both large and medium-sized Bay Area firms. While working in these firms, Jason was exposed to the huge overhead costs most firms today charge their clients. Jason knew he could provide clients with the highest level of representation while not charging the enormous overhead if he opened his own practice.

Today, the firm has hundreds of clients, many of whom are in the foreclosure litigation area. Jason is the leading expert in the foreclosure litigation arena with over ten years of experience fighting for his clients and helping them hold on to their American Dream of homeownership. He has successfully gone up against big banks such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank, The Bank of New York Melon, HSBC, Aurora Loan Services, Nationstar (Mr. Cooper) and several more.


  • Super Lawyers 2022
  • Super Lawyers 2023
  • 2018 Law Firm 500 Honoree
  • 2019 Law Firm 500 Honoree
  • 2020 Law Firm 500 Honoree
  • 2021 Law Firm 500 Honoree
  • 2022 Law Firm 500 Honoree
  • Three Best Rated Real Estate Lawyers in Oakland
  • 2018 Martindale-Hubbell Silver Client Champion Award
  • 2019 Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award
  • 2020 Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award
  • 2021 Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers Top 100

Bar Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • State Bar of California


  • California Acquired – 1997
  • Maine Acquired – 2008


  • Golden Gate University School of Law: JD – Juris Doctor
  • California State University, Chico: BA – Bachelor of Arts

What our Clients are Saying About Us

I endorse this lawyer, he is highly ethical and protects people rights. I too am an attorney and would recommend Mr. Estavillo for your real estate and foreclosure needs.

R. Soto, Estate Planning Attorney
Avvo - Peer Reviewed

Jason Has a great care for people and he helped me though I had not hired his firm. Gave me great information that kept me very very safe. I certainly appreciate his HUMAN KINDNESS.

Laywers.com - Client Reviewed

They have been very helpful in all my needs. I would recommend them to anyone needing help. I would also like to commend Caitlin for how she handled all matters very professional.

Mark Brown
Google - Client Reviewed

I have worked with Jason Estavillo on several urgent litigation matters. He is very smart, ethical, efficient and outcome oriented. I strongly endorse him.

Brian Liddicoat, Litigation Attorney
Avvo - Peer Reviewed

Jason is the right attorney. In my mini interactions with attorneys working in law-enforcement for over 26 years, you get to know who’s good and who’s not. Jason and his team go out of the way to make sure all the facts are in order to guarantee a high success ... Read More

Avvo - Client Reviewed

We are behind on our mortgage because of financial hardship, we received a pre-foreclosure notice from the bank which is when I called Jason. He gave me as much time as I needed to go over all the possible outcomes and explained in detail the process and what the plan ... Read More

G Kelly
Avvo - Client Reviewed

I thank Caitlin and Jason, as well as the many others behind the scenes for reaching the greatest possible outcome when things were literally at the worst possible point. They were on top of the process, stood up for what was right, did the legal maneuvers, and when there were ... Read More

Jack Rhiel
Google - Client Reviewed

I love being able to talk to Jason and not have to deal with a paralegal. Super impressed with his honesty and knowledge and experience. He is setting a precedent with the courts and taking on the Big Banks. So glad he’s on the homeowner’s side!

Michelle Bedard
Google - Client Reviewed

We are behind on our mortgage because of financial hardship, we received a pre-foreclosure notice from the bank which is when I called Jason. He gave me as much time as I needed to go over all the possible outcomes and explained in detail the process and what the plan ... Read More

Meaghan Kelly
Google - Client Reviewed

He has the knowledge to be a GREAT Attorney and I am grateful to have met him over the phone . Though I did not hire his firm but he gave me some great information that kept me very very safe . He is a good choice.

Avvo - Client Reviewed

I highly endorse this lawyer. Jason and his team work tirelessly to help their clients fight back against the banking industry to preserve their rights to home ownership. If you ever find yourself facing foreclosure in California, I highly recommend you contact Jason and his team.

Ellaretha Coleman, Insurance Attorney
Avvo - Peer Reviewed

Excellent attorney with a very competent staff. You are getting a full law office with Jason and not just one guy or one guy and a secretary struggling to manage a ridiculous workload. Their offices take messages and return calls in a timely and professional way.

Lawyers.com - Client Reviewed

Jason Estavillo is absolutely the best! After 6 other law firms and countless sleepless nights and overwhelming stress, we were fortunate to find and meet Jason, Yolanda and the team! Jason is the most knowledgeable attorney we have found in this field and is genuinely a kind and caring person. ... Read More

Avvo - Client Reviewed

I recently engaged Jason Estavillo for legal services in connection with keeping my home. I’m an attorney myself (that’s why I’m posting anonymously), but I don’t practice the type of law Jason specializes in.
Jason has been great. I’ve been able to stay in my home as a result of ... Read More

Winston Wolf
Avvo - Client Reviewed

Jason is a top notch foreclosure and real estate lawyer. I endorse him and his firm for their diligence, high quality, and commitment to their client’s success.

Margaret Barrett, Estate planning Attorney
Avvo - Peer Reviewed

I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney, very knowledgeable and experienced. Excellent staff who take pride in what they do and work hard for their clients.

Kevin Fusch, Litigation Attorney
Avvo - Peer Reviewed

Jason and his team were life savers! The threat of loosing my home was one of the most frightening life events I have ever faced. I am forever grateful to Jason, Caitlin and Yolanda for their compassion and competency in resolving my matter and helping me look forward to a ... Read More

Avvo - Client Reviewed

Contacting The Estavillo Law Group was a life saver. The staff is extremely knowledgable and friendly. No matter what questions I threw at them they had the answers and the ability to explain the pros and cons of our options. Best real estate lawyers in the bay area by far!! ... Read More

Lawyers.com - Client Reviewed

I went to Jason when I discovered an erroneous lean had been placed against the property of my primary residence. Upon meeting with Jason, he was able to quickly understand the situation and assure me that the issue could and would be resolved. On time and on budget, my property ... Read More

Thomas Murchie
Google - Client Reviewed

Mr. Estavillo was terrific! Called me back from my inquiry within 24 hours and gave me a free consultation, which allowed me to stand confident in my legal footing and proceed to get the opposing party to capitulate and resend all without even needing to go under retainer! Thank you ... Read More

Ryan Bareilles
Google - Client Reviewed

Reach Out to an Oakland Real Estate Attorney Today

Disputes concerning real estate can have a significant financial impact on individuals and businesses alike. If there is a dispute and it appears that a compromise is not possible, it may be necessary to initiate litigation. This could mean participating in settlement or mediation talks or even bringing a formal lawsuit to civil court.

An Oakland real estate lawyer may be able to help. They are prepared to take the lead in settlement talks that could help to avoid costly court cases. However, if the case does go to court, they will take every step necessary to protect your rights. Contact us now to learn more.