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STORY:

Matthew J. Tuller is a licensed California estate planning attorney, dedicated to helping each client create, implement, maintain, and settle his or her Family Legacy Protection Plan. This unique approach to estate planning is specifically designed to ensure that each plan is tailored to the varied and evolving needs of each individual, family, and business. Designed to foster a lifetime relationship with each client, our stress-free process allows us to connect on a personal level, which is crucial for a full understanding of your objectives, dreams, and concerns. Ultimately, we transform your legal difficulties into opportunities that provide you with solutions that meet your goals and best protect your loved ones.

Mr. Tuller decided to practice estate planning after watching members of his family struggle after his grandfather passed away. Due to a lack of post-mortem planning, and appropriate assistance during the administrative period, the process took a lot more time, cost a lot more money, and caused more headaches than necessary. This experience created a desire in help to help other families avoid these issues. Mr. Tuller’s dedication to estate planning comes from a desire to help families ensure that their loved ones are taken care of. This is accomplished by avoiding Probate, passing both Values and Assets as desired, ensuring that Guardians are properly named for minor children, and maintaining that plan during the creators lifetime, which allows that person’s desires to be carried out after his or her passing.

Mr. Tuller opened the Law Office of Matthew J. Tuller to provide the full spectrum of estate planning services to each client, from the creation and maintenance of a plan, through postmortem estate settlement. The Firm's objective is to create a lifetime relationship with each client, which is achieved by combining exceptional client service with the highest caliber legal solutions. Ultimately, the guiding principle is to ensure that each member of our Firm’s estate planning family is well cared for by an attorney truly interested in his or her well-being.

EXPERIENCE:

Prior to opening the Law Office of Matthew J. Tuller, Mr. Tuller served as in-house counsel for a privately held corporation where he provided comprehensive legal advice concerning a broad array of legal issues. Mr. Tuller also gained a broad range of experience within the field of civil litigation. This included his work as a Summer Associate at Burnham Brown and a law clerk in the Civil Litigation Division of the Oakland City Attorney’s Office. Additionally, Mr. Tuller also served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Judge Ruth S. Astle, served as a mediator for the Community Boards of San Francisco, and served as a research assistant for Professor Helen E. Hartnell at Golden Gate University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Tuller worked as a Conflicts Analyst at DLA Piper.

MEMBERSHIPS:

After passing the California State Bar Exam on his first attempt, Mr. Tuller was admitted to practice law in California. As an attorney in good standing with the State Bar of California, Mr. Tuller is admitted to practice law before all California Courts—including the California Supreme Court, all Courts of Appeal and Superior Courts. He is a member of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar of California. Additionally, Mr. Tuller is a member of WealthCounsel, an organization dedicated to helping Estate Planning Attorneys provide their client's with the highest levels of estate planning services and care.

EDUCATION:

Mr. Tuller earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Golden Gate University School of Law. His achievements include being named to the Dean’s List, serving as a student editor for the Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law Journal, and represented his law school as lead counsel in the Stanford Mock Trial Competition. He also earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon where he majored in Journalism and minored in both Political Science and Communications. Mr. Tuller was a member of the University of Oregon's Rugby Football Club.