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Tulin D. Acikalin - San Mateo, CA

2000 Alameda de las PulgasSuite 161 San Mateo, CA 94403

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Updated: 01/10/2023

San Mateo Family Law Lawyer

About Tulin D. Acikalin

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Other Crime Victim Tort Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization

Other Affiliations

  • San Francisco County Bar Association (Member)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association (Member)


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2000
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: Tulane Law Review, Member (98 - 99) Associate Editor (99 - 00), 1998 - 2000
  • Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994
    Major: Management and Finance

Past Positions

  • Bay Area Legal Aid, Managing Attorney (2006 - 2015), Staff Attorney (2005 - 2006)
  • Gordon & Rees LLP, Associate, 2003 - 2005
  • Latham & Watkins, Associate, 2000 - 2002
  • City of New Orleans, Economic Development Fund Manager, Financial Analyst, Project Manager, 1994 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates, Volunteer
  • Exhale, Volunteer
  • San Francisco Animal Shelter, Volunteer
  • San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council, Member, Legal Process Committee, 2006 - 2015
  • San Mateo County Blue Ribbon Commission on Foster Care
  • San Mateo County Blue Ribbon Commission, Information Sharing Committee, 2011 - 2015

Classes and Seminars

  • May 2020, Lawyers for Family Justice, Once per Month training for the Legal Incubator Program, Family Law
  • 2015 to Present, La Casa de las Madres, Quarterly 40-hour domestic violence training, Domestic Violence and the Law
  • November 2019, Berkley Law School Domestic Violence Practicum, Representing Survivors in Tort Suits
  • October 2019, Golden Gate University School of Law Domestic Violence Law course, Representing Survivors in Family Law Matters
  • October 2019, La Casa de Las Madres Employee Training, Domestic Violence Restraining Order remedies and enforcement, co-presenter Emberly Cross, Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic
  • June 2019, San Mateo County Bar Association Family Law Section, Intimate Partner Abuse, Co-presenter: Charles Cavallino, Esq. from Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse
  • June 2018, San Mateo County Psychological Association Domestic Violence Update Training for Child Custody Evaluators Per California Rules of Court 5.225 and 5.230, Domestic Violence Legal Update
  • June 2017, National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA) National Conference “Civil Actions for Criminal Acts,” Civil Remedies for Victims of Domestic Violence SA and Stalking, Co-presenters Jessica Dayton and Lauren Zorfas.


Other Sources of Feedback About Tulin D. Acikalin

Included on the 2024 Northern California Super Lawyers list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Tulin D. Acikalin on Super Lawyers


  • Selected to California Super Lawyers - Tulin Acikalin - 2020 - 2022


Office Information


2000 Alameda de las PulgasSuite 161 San Mateo, CA 94403


  • 650-458-2319

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Making Economic Justice and Homelessness Prevention a Reality in Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases, Practising Law Institute Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases (2015), Volume 43, #58049, p.571
  • Comment, Debunking the Dichotomy of Nonintervention: The Role of the State in Regulating Domestic Violence, 74 Tul. L. Rev. 1045 (2000)

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