Clifton J. Lurkis

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Mateo, California

Lurkis, Joyce & Del Bove, LLP
Clifton J. Lurkis
Lurkis, Joyce & Del Bove, LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2003

Education: Golden Gate University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

Lurkis, Joyce & Del Bove, LLP

177 Bovet Road
Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402


Clifton J. Lurkis is a family law attorney in San Mateo, California. Mr. Lurkis is a partner at Lurkis, Joyce & Del Bove, LLP, and has devoted his entire legal career to family law. He has experience with divorce, custody, child support, domestic violence, property disputes, prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements. He represents clients in San Mateo, San Francisco, Menlo Park, Redwood City and throughout San Mateo County.

A respected member of the family law community, Mr. Lurkis holds a family law certification from the State Bar of California Legal Specialization program. He is a talented negotiator and frequently reaches positive outcomes for clients through settlement. When litigation is necessary, he is ready, willing and able to take a case to trial, having obtained successful results before various courts.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Lurkis is a volunteer mediator through the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. He is active in professional organizations and belongs to the San Mateo County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Lurkis holds a license to practice law before all California state courts. In honor of his accomplishments as a family law attorney, the San Francisco magazine named him a “Top Attorney of Northern California” in 2012 and 2013.

In 1994, Mr. Lurkis graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree. He earned his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, graduating in 2001. He practiced family law as an associate at various law firms and spent four years as a solo practitioner before founding Lurkis, Joyce & Del Bove, LLP, in 2014.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2003, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization in 2007, 2009
  • Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2019
  • , Top Attorney of Northern California by San Francisco Magazine in 2012 and 2013
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Santa Clara Superior Court, Volunteer Mediator

Office location for Clifton J. Lurkis

177 Bovet Road
Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 415-636-5080


5 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

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