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Susanna Vivian Pullen

Divorce and separation Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Drury Pullen, A Professional Law Corporation

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Professional, competent Family Law representation by a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 22 years of legal experience. Call us for Family Law Legal needs.

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Licensed for 25 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/30/2022

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Drury Pullen Law, A Professional Law Corp.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2014
Execllent Legal Representation
Susanna Pullen has earned my highest recommendation. She is educated, intelligent, fair, hard-working, and thorough. She is broad-minded yet maintains focus on the important issues. She conducts herself in a professional manner and manages positive relationships with opposing counsel and the court. In my experience, excellent legal representation is key to a just outcome. I consider myself and my family extremely fortunate to have had Susanna Pullen's representation.
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Posted by Nancy | September 6, 2013
There are times when one makes good decisions, and this one I made was amazing! I found Ms Pullen online. My criteria was to find an intelligent, compassionate, sharp attorney, and that is Ms Pullen! This was a difficult, stressful situation. I had to leave my trust and faith in her hands. I never felt uncomfortable doing this. I listened and did what she said. And it was my good fortune I did, as her advice was impeccable and served me very well. I would highly recommend Ms Pullen to anyone. She knows exactly what to do and I am super grateful I chose her.
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Posted by Diadre | August 10, 2013
Recommend Susanna Pullen for Child Custody and Divorce Attorney
I highly recommend Drury Pullen a Professional Law Corporation for family law representation. My child custody and divorce case spanned over a year given its complexity. At the beginning, I had the opportunity to work briefly with Jennifer Drury but later I extensively worked with Susanna Pullen. Both attorneys were responsive, compassionate and professional. Susanna is proficient in many areas as an attorney but the areas I was most impressed with as a client were Susanna’s ability to: 1) assimilate information quickly and respond effectively, 2) write a clear and convincing brief, and 3) prepare and craft questions for witnesses. Susanna demonstrated over and over her keen ability to respond quickly and effectively under pressure at court hearings and at trial. Susanna’s ability to absorb new information and assimilate it with old information was very impressive. For example, during a trial lunch break, Susanna quickly processed newly submitted doctor’s notes and evaluations. Susanna came back to court and was able to use the information to ask discerning questions of subsequent witnesses and to integrate the new information into her summation. From the beginning, Susanna’s extensive knowledge of family law was clearly reflected within the briefs she submitted to the court. Her briefs were well written and conveyed strong convincing arguments for the outcomes we were seeking. Susanna took care to accurately reference and cite important points as the case progressed. Susanna was also outstanding at thinking on her feet in the court room during the cross examination of witnesses. Before trial, Susanna took the time to understand who the witnesses were and what they might testify. Susanna’s preparation laid a solid foundation for the thoughtful questions she asked witnesses. Susanna however was not constrained by the questions she prepared. Susanna actively listened to the answers of witnesses and in multiple instances she asked important follow-up questions in response to what witnesses had just testified. Throughout the year-long process, Susanna didn’t promise any specific court outcome. Instead, Susanna provided honest, upfront, and realistic feedback throughout the ongoing child custody and divorce process so that I was able to manage my expectations appropriately. The child custody and divorce process was arduous and required my active collaboration and participation. I really appreciated Susanna Pullen’s expertise and I highly recommend her as a family law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2013
Helpful, Good Listener, Flexible, Reasonable
Susanna was positive and helpful. We were perhaps a particularly easy transaction. Nonetheless, she and her team were very careful to not spend hours (i.e. my money) frivolously. I have recommended her to a number of my friends already.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2013
Clear and Fair result after a much avoided final resolution due to complex financials and high emotions.
Very personal and professional, Susanna listens well and was able to craft my personal concerns into a case which ultimately included both the hard facts and the less tangible concerns. Always reminding me what the law provides for, she necessarily tempered expectations and steadied fear of the unknown, She is always pleasant and supportive without being gushy or behaving like a therapist. She provides excellent counsel and ultimately excellent representation. I highly recommend her if you need an excellent family attorney.
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Posted by J.m | May 9, 2013
I would never look elsewhere
Susanna pullen is truly one in a million. Her heart and mind are in the right place backed by an incredible professional drive to get the best outcome. Susanna is much more then a wonderful attorney, she is a fantastic person. I had a very difficult case ... But as difficult as the legal system can be I wouldn't ever want anyone else to guide me through it.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Drury Pullen, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2004 - Present


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

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Given (1)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Throughout a difficult, complicated case with significant assets, debts, and disputed reimbursement claims, Ms. Pullen acted consistently with the highest standards of professionalism, competence and persistence. She proved to be a tireless advocate for her client."
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Santa Barbara Divorce and separation Lawyer Susanna Vivian Pullen
Susanna Vivian Pullen
Divorce and separation Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 25 years