Tulin D. Acikalin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Mateo, CA

ADZ Law, LLP
2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 161
San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: 650-268-5309
Fax: 650-458-2319
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Tulin D. Acikalin is a partner with ADZ Law, LLP, in San Mateo, California. A top-rated lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Acikalin focuses her practice primarily on family law and civil litigation. She provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater San Francisco Bay region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Divorce, including high-conflict child custody disputes, complex asset division, child and spousal support, mediation counseling, post-marital agreements and more

· Domestic violence victim representation, such as obtaining and enforcing restraining orders, handling related torts and criminal advocacy

· Crime victim tort litigation, including sexual assault, human trafficking and gender-based violence

With a strong background in business management, civil litigation, poverty law and domestic violence advocacy, Ms. Acikalin has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon to help her clients make the best-informed decisions and achieve the positive outcomes they seek for their emotional and complex legal challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. 

To that end, she offers unmatched mediation services to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive and time-consuming court battles; however, she will not hesitate to take her clients' matters to court when necessary. She also holds her certification in family law from the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization.

At all turns, Ms. Acikalin provides highly personalized counsel to all she serves, and she has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity as well as her unwavering commitment to those she serves. Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, she has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers along with Superb client ratings on Avvo.

A 1994 graduate of Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business, Ms. Acikalin obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2000. She is also a 2011 graduate of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership San Francisco, and she is an active member of the San Francisco and San Mateo County Bar Associations.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About Tulin D. Acikalin

Admitted: 2000, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.adzlaw.com/attorneys/tulin-d-acikalin/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council and its Legal Process Committee from 2006 to 2015
  • 2011 graduate of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership San Francisco
  • Member, San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Member, San Mateo County Blue Ribbon Commission on Foster Care and its Information Sharing Committee from 2011 to 2015
  • Ms. Acikalin presented to the San Mateo County Bar Association Family Law Section, Intimate Partner Abuse, Co-presenter: Charles Cavallino, Esq. from Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • October 2019, La Casa de Las Madres Employee Training, Domestic Violence Restraining Order remedies and enforcement, co-presenter Emberly Cross, Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic
  • June 2017, National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA) National Conference “Civil Actions for Criminal Acts,” Civil Remedies for Victims of Domestic Violence SA and Stalking, Co-presenters Jessica Dayton and Lauren Zorfas.
  • June 2018, San Mateo County Psychological Association Domestic Violence Update Training for Child Custody Evaluators Per California Rules of Court 5.225 and 5.230, Domestic Violence Legal Update
  • June 2019, San Mateo County Bar Association Family Law Section, Intimate Partner Abuse, Co-presenter: Charles Cavallino, Esq. from Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse
  • Ms. Acikalin served as faculty for three segments of the two-day introduction to family law practice.  Ms. Acikalin's taught the following: overview of Family Law, working with low-income clients, and basic terminology; custody and visitation procedures; and settlement and trial preparation., Faculty, California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2020, Practising Law Institute, Family Law, Pro Bono, 2020
  • October 2019, Golden Gate University School of Law Domestic Violence Law course, Representing Survivors in Family Law Matters
  • November 2019, Berkley Law School Domestic Violence Practicum, Representing Survivors in Tort Suits
  • 2015 to Present, La Casa de las Madres, Quarterly 40-hour domestic violence training, Domestic Violence and the Law
  • May 2020, Lawyers for Family Justice, Once per Month training for the Legal Incubator Program, Family Law
  • August 2020, Practising Law Institute, Family Law 101/ Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases, co-presenter Erin Everett, Child Custody and Visitation Procedure, co-presenter Stephanie E. Ball and Fawn Jade Korr, How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials, co-presenter Antonia More
  • Comment, Debunking the Dichotomy of Nonintervention: The Role of the State in Regulating Domestic Violence, 74 Tul. L. Rev. 1045 (2000)

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Management, concentration Finance, from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business, 1994

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Beginning in May 2020, Ms. Acikalin is providing monthly training and technical assistance to Lawyers for Family Justice Legal Incubator Program with the Contra Costa Family Justice Center.  http://www.cocofamilyjustice.org/services-before-import/safety/lawyers/, 2020
  • Ms. Acikalin taught domestic violence and the law for La Casa de las Madres as a part of their 40 hour domestic violence community training. Ms. Acikalin teaches this course quarterly commencing in 2016 and most recently in February., 2020
  • Guest Lecturer for Berkley Law School Domestic Violence Practicum, Representing Survivors in Tort Suits, 2019
  • October 2019, Guest lecturer at Golden Gate University School of Law Domestic Violence Law course, Representing Survivors in Family Law Matters, 2019
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Office Location for Tulin D. Acikalin

2000 Alameda de las Pulgas
Suite 161
San Mateo, CA 94403

Phone: 650-268-5309

Fax: 650-458-2319

Last Updated: 3/22/2021

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