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Paul J. Barulich

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  • Shareholder & Director

Paul J. Barulich is the founder, Shareholder and Director at Barulich Dugoni & Suttmann Law Group, Inc. Mr. Barulich's law practice focuses on estate planning clients with high net worth, business owners, and people with significant financial interests in high-tech, wholly owned and start-up companies. Mr. Barulich specializes in representing individual and corporate executors and trustees, and conservators in administrations of estates in contested and non-contested matters.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


  • California, 1985


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1984
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • A.B. - 1981

Published Works

  • CEB Action Guide, “Handling Postmortem Trust Administration: A Checklist”, September 2009
  • CEB California Trust Administration, Chapter 2, "Overview of Trustee's Duties, Standards, and Powers", Author
  • Guide to the California Rules of Professional Conduct for Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Counsel, Contributing Commentator, State Bar of California, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, 1997
  • The Estate Administration of Contaminated Property, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2000
  • A Practitioner's Guide to Drafting Shared Equity Financing Agreements, Tax Management Memorandum, Bureau of National Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 2, February 7, 1990


  • Presenter, Best Practices in Estate Planning and Administration, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2013 to 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Published in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine
  • “Top 100” Super Lawyer
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale.com
  • Selected by the Presiding Judge, San Mateo County Superior Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section, Chair, 1995 to 1995
  • State Bar of California, Trust and Probate Law Section, Executive Committee, 1997 to 2003
  • American Bar Association
  • San Mateo County History Museum, Board of Directors, Chair
  • San Mateo Police Department Police Activities League, Board of Directors
  • Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County
  • National Center for Equine Facilitate Therapy, Board of Directors
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • San Mateo County Bar Association , Member