Chelsea J. Suttmann

Chelsea J. Suttmann

Shareholder and Director
San Mateo, California

Chelsea J. Suttmann is a Shareholder and Director at Barulich Dugoni & Suttmann Law Group, Inc. Ms. Suttmann's law practice focuses on estate planning clients with high net worth, estate and trust administration, and business owners, specifically inter-family business succession planning. Ms. Suttmann presently serves as the Practice Area Leader for the estate administration department.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Business Planning
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Property


  • California, 2012
  • Michigan, 2015


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. cum laude - 2012
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Santa Clara Law Review, Technical Editor
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • B.A. - 2009

Published Works

  • CEB California Trust Administration, Chapter 2, "Overview of Trustee's Duties, Standards, and Powers", Co-Author
  • Estate Planning Considerations for California Same-Sex Couples in a Post-Windsor and Post-Proposition 8 World, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 19, Issue 4
  • The Minority Coalition's Burden of Proof Under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, Santa Clara Law Review, publication date: Jan 1, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, San Francisco Magazine, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member
  • Annual Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium, Member
  • Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula, Member 2012-2015
  • San Mateo County Rotary Club, Member 2012-2015
  • San Mate County Leadership Program, 2014-2015