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Tulin Deniz Acikalin

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Mateo, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Tulin

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    We utilize our negotiation and mediation skills to help parents prepare clear and enforceable co-parenting agreements to minimize conflict and maximize cooperation. When agreement is not possible, we exercise our litigation brawn in Court.

    23 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    When a relationship is not working out and one or both parties contemplating a breakup, the lawyers at ADZ Law, LLP are available to offer counsel about rights, duties, and options to help them make the best decisions for themselves and their family.

    23 years

  3. Domestic violence
    With a deep knowledge of the complexities of domestic violence, we fight for restraining orders, support orders, and safe custody orders. The firm also pursues financial recovery for clients in civil actions against perpetrators of abuse.

    23 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    We help you opt-out of the cookie-cutter community property paradigm and craft a financial plan appropriate for your unique family needs.

I use my complex litigation experience to help families dissolve their intimate relationships safely, fairly, and efficiently.  I also help victims of crime seek the justice they deserve.  I am skilled in negotiation, pre-trial discovery, motion practice, trials, and appeals.  

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2000 Alameda De Las Pulgas Ste 161
San Mateo, CA, 94403-1270

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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2020
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A powerful / caring advocate
Going through a complicated and scary divorce is not an easy process. My situation was incredibly complex and difficult. I was referred to ADZ through several sources and when I met Tulin I knew I had an advocate along with the protection and guidance needed to make it through what turned out to be almost 2-years of litigation. Her strength and expertise got me through. Her staff is top notch and equally as caring. My case was a personal one, not at a corporate level. There were not millions at stake, yet I was treated as a top tier client. I realize there are a lot of lawyers to choose from. If you want someone who is willing to fight for you — to educate you — to help you gain freedom from years of verbal and emotional abuse, Tulin is the one you will want by your side. I highly recommend Tulin and ADZ when it matters.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • ADZ Law, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Gordon & Rees
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Latham & Watkins
  • 2000 - 2002
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  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Tulane University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Arce v. Gutierrez, 311 F.3d 942 (9th Cir 2002)
  • Children not returned to Mexico


  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Elkins Family Law Task Force, Implementation Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Elinor Falvey Award: Bay Area Legal Aid
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • 2013
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  • Tulane Law Review, 74 Tul. L. Rev. 1045
  • Comment, Debunking the Dichotomy of Nonintervention: The Role of the State in Regulating Domestic Violence
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training
  • Overview of Family Law and Domestic Violence
  • 2020
  • Monthly Luncheon CLE
  • Intimate Partner Abuse
  • 2019
  • Guest Lecturer, Domestic Violence Seminar
  • Representing Survivors in Tort Suits
  • 2019
  • Guest Lecturer, Domestic Violence Law
  • Representing Survivors in Family Law Matters
  • 2019
  • Domestic Violence Update Training for Child Custody Evaluators Per California Rules of Court 5.225 and 5.230, D
  • Domestic Violence Legal Update
  • 2018
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Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Tulin on various cases and know her to be a zealous advocate for victims of domestic violence."