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Clifton J. Lurkis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Mateo, CA

Lurkis, Joyce & Del Bove, LLP
177 Bovet Road, Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 415-636-5080
Fax: 650-638-1742
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed in California Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

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
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


4 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

Certificates and Credentials

About Clifton J. Lurkis

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
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Office Location for Clifton J. Lurkis

177 Bovet Road
Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 415-636-5080

Fax: 650-638-1742

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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