|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2015|
|Top Attorneys - Northern California's Outstanding Young Lawyers||San Francisco Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Attorneys - Northern California's Outstanding Young Lawyers||San Francisco Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2009|
|Partner - Certified Family Law Specialist||Lurkis, Joyce & Del Bove, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||Lurkis Family Law||2010 - 2014|
|Associate - Certified Family Law Specialist||Viola Law Firm, P.C.||2009 - 2010|
|Associate / Certified Family Law Specialist||Gould-Saltman Law Offices, LLP||2007 - 2009|
|Associate||Knapp & Viola||2004 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Syracuse Univ||Public Policy - Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
Posted by Ed
Funny thing about dealing with Lurkis is that I was so pleased with his work that I ended up WANTING to pay him ! I am in business, and Attorney Lurkis is more open, less stilted and far more professional than any other attorney I have met, with one exception, in another field, and that person is a long-term personal friend.
I consulted other attorneys he had worked with and they gave him terrific reviews.
In my child parentage case, my first attorney was not only following the well-known "money, money, money" path ! I am no lawyer, but as I found out empirically, her advice was simply incorrect ! "Sounded good" "in theory", but was costing thousands, and less likely to succeed. Much of her energy went into "selling" me she was great and asking for praise. She seemed smart, but left me with the impression of a beginner grasping for top fees. I felt stressed by her presence in my life - really, I did ! When I criticized something she had done in attempt to discuss it, she poutingly suggested I should find another attorney. I advise anyone to Beware of: "Sell, Sell, Pressure, Pressure" !
Lurkis never attempted to sell me anything or demand praise. His associates and clients I spoke with gave me great references instead. Besides, he is in demand and has plenty of work without any selling needed. He kept the issues simple and schooled me on the intent of the law. Lurkis worked with me on fees and payment terms at a time when I really needed it. Lurkis was extremely well received by the judge handling my case. His attention is fixed where it should be: on the welfare of the child. Clif is a father and understands the issues from a personal view. He was open to discussion and gave me the "straight scoop" wherever I had questions.
How did the case turn out ? With his much appreciated help, I won.
Thanks, Clif !
Posted by Mary Beth
Clif Lurkis was a fortunate find for me. In the midst of a painful legal situation, he provided clarity, empathy, and knowledgeable advice. All the lawyer cliches people like to repeat fell into dust around Clif - far from trying to add to my bill, he would point out if I was getting distracted by unimportant details, and adding time. And I always felt he cared about doing the right thing, and doing the right thing by me. His clear sense of ethics helped me remember mine.
I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Lurkis to anyone. He's a real treasure.
Posted by Golnaz
Clif restored my faith in lawyers. After interviewing an array of incompetent family attorneys and even working with one, I quickly realized that I needed to change to a different lawyer. Clif was referred to me by a trusted source to represent me in a heated divorce case that was heading to trial. He not only did a superb job litigating my case before trial and winning the case, but also helped negotiate a fair settlement on some of the issues before the trial date which ultimately saved me time and money. I am recommending Clif not only for his legal knowledge and experience in handling family law cases, but also for his thoroughness, listening skills and ability to strategize and think outside of the box. He is honest, sharp, responsive, no-nonsense and not greedy like most lawyers are. I highly, highly recommend him as a family lawyer without hesitation.