Robert L. Sullivan, Jr.


Mr. Sullivan has practiced in the fields of probate, estate planning, trust administration, business planning and transactions, and related tax matters for more than 40 years. In 1994-95, he served as Chairman of the California State Bar's Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, an association of some 4,000 estate planning attorneys and probate judges. Mr. Sullivan has worked with lawmakers, academics and judges to advance legislative proposals for informal administration of decedents' estates. He has been certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization both as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and as a specialist in Taxation Law.


Mr. Sullivan was Editor-in-Chief of the University of San Francisco Law Review and a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society at the University of San Francisco School of Law.  Mr. Sullivan is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Sullivan was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2006-2015) for his primary area of practice in Estate Planning & Probate.


Concentration in Probate Law, Estate Planning Law and Trust Administration Law, and related tax matters.


Mr. Sullivan is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and an Academician of the International Academy of Estate Trust Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California. In addition to his service on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Trust and Estate Section (1985-1995), he served on the California Taxation Law Advisory Commission of California Board of Legal Specialization (1988-1989). Mr. Sullivan is Past President of the Fresno Estate Planning Council (1982-1983).


  • Juris Doctor, 1967 University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, 1964 University of California, Berkeley

Contact Robert L. Sullivan, Jr.

McCormick Barstow LLP
Of Counsel
7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, California  93720
Phone: (559) 433-1300
Fax: (559) 433-2300


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