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James R. Cummins - Burlingame, CA

577 Airport BoulevardSuite 400 Burlingame, CA 94010

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Updated: 08/29/2023

Burlingame Trusts Lawyer

Overview

As a seasoned litigator, Jim Cummins has earned a reputation as a skilled and tenacious advocate in the field of trust and estates law. With a deep understanding of the complex legal issues involved in probate and trust litigation, Jim is committed to providing his clients with the highest level of legal representation and achieving the best possible outcomes.

Jim is a Shareholder and Director at Barulich Dugoni & Suttmann Law Group, Inc...

About James R. Cummins

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder & Director

Practice Areas

  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Abuse

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, Former Social Chair
  • Alameda County Law Library, Former Board of Trustee Member
  • Irish-American Bar Association of Northern California
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Silicon Valley Organization - San Jose Leadership Class of 2017
  • San Jose Seahawks Rugby Football Club Alumni Association

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Drafting Petitions and Responses, East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers Litigation Boot Camp, September 12, 2018
  • Speaker, Undue Influence in Will and Trust Contests Under Probate Code 86, Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council, Pleasanton, CA, March 1st, 2018
  • Speaker, Undue Influence in Will and Trust Contests Under Probate Code §86, Marin County Estate Planning Council, San Rafael, CA, September 13, 2017
  • Speaker, Undue Influence Contest in Will and Trust Litigation Probate Code §86 and Family Code §721, EACBA Monthly MCLE Luncheon, Pleasanton, CA, March 16, 2017
  • Speaker, Undue Influence in Will and Trust Contests Under Probate Code 86, Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council, Pleasanton, CA, March 1, 2018
  • Speaker, Attorney Fee Recovery in Trusts and Estates: From Engagement Agreements to Settlement Agreements, San Mateo County Bar Association, July 16, 2020
  • Speaker, Collecting Attorney Fees and Damages in Trust & Estate Litigation, Jerry A. Kasner Virtual Estate Planning Symposium, October 8, 2021
  • Speaker, Settlor Incapacity: The New World of Trust Administration, East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers Spring Symposium, May 18, 2023
  • Speaker, Settlor Incapacity: The New World of Trust Administration, Jerry A. Kasner Virtual Estate Planning Symposium, September 8, 2022

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 2009
    J.D.
    Honors: Certificate in Social Justice & Public Interest
    Honors: CALI Awards: Remedies, and Moot Court Competitor & Exchange Board Member
  • Loyola Marymount University, 2005
    B.A.

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Co-author, “Probate Court Closed to Disinherited Trust Beneficiaries,” Daily Journal, September 2018
  • Co-author, “Smith v. Szeyller: Probate Court Authority for Attorney’s Fee Award under the Substantial Benefit Doctrine for Successful Beneficiaries”, California Lawyers Association Trust and Estates Quarterly Newsletter (Vol 26, Issue 2, 2020)
  • Contributor, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB®) Practitioner Guide, o Request For Admissions (Trusts and Estates: Elder Financial Abuse)
  • Contributor, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB®) Practitioner Guide, o Petition to Invalidate Will or Trust on Grounds of Forgery
  • Contributor, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB®) Practitioner Guide, o Petition to Invalidate a Will or Trust on Grounds of Duress or Menace

Office Information

Address

577 Airport BoulevardSuite 400 Burlingame, CA 94010

Fax

  • 650-292-2901

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About James R. Cummins

Included on the 2023 Northern California list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James R. Cummins on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Northern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, San Francisco Magazine, 2022-2023

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