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Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc.
400 South El Camino Real
Suite 1000
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: (650) 292-2900
Fax: (650) 292-2901
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Trust & Business Counselors

Legal Expertise with You in Mind - Barulich Dugoni Law Group is different from other law firms. We believe that our clients are best served by avoiding rather than winning issues.
Trust & Business Counselors - BD Law

Trust & Business Counselors

Legal Expertise with You in Mind - Barulich Dugoni Law Group is different from other law firms. We believe that our clients are best served by avoiding rather than winning issues.
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Barulich Dugoni Law Group Office

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Practice Areas

Trust and Estates Litigation, Conservatorships, Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, Elder Abuse Litigation

Jamay Lee joined Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc. in 2011. Previously, Ms. Lee worked at a large firm in Sacramento where her primary areas of practice were trust and estates litigation, estate planning and administration, elder abuse litigation, and conservatorships, including contested conservatorships. Ms. Lee is experienced in trust and estates litigation matters, including will and trust contests, beneficiary and trustee disputes, and accounting issues from inception through trial. She has represented clients in depositions, mediations, and settlement conferences. She is experienced in drafting complaints, discovery motions, settlement agreements, and dispositive motions; including demurrers, motions for judgment on the pleadings, and summary judgment motions. Ms. Lee has represented clients and appeared in contested and un-contested probate matters in several counties throughout California, including Alameda Amador, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Los Angeles, Marin, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Sutter, and Yolo.

Litigation Experience

  • In a bench trial, involving breach of oral contract to make a will, quantum meruit and several other causes of action against decedent’s heirs, obtained judgment in favor of heirs on all causes of action.
  • In a bench trial involving a will contest, obtained judgment in favor clients and award of attorney fees pursuant to applicable statute.
  • In a one week bench trial involving a Marvin claim, obtained judgment in favor of clients on all counts.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing trust contest filed by beneficiary and secured payment of all of client’s attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in defense of contest.
  • Obtained early judgment on the pleadings dismissing contest filed by trustee and beneficiary of trust negating the need for discovery or further litigation.
  • In a complex proceeding involving multiple actions and five law firms where client faced a $2 million surcharge, obtained very favorable global settlement relieving client of all liability and securing payment of all attorney fees and compensation to client.

Distinctions

  • Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star, 2013-2017

Admissions

  • 2005 – State Bar of California

Education

  • 2005 – University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D.
                        Public Legal Services Society Grant, Honors at Entrance Scholarship
  • 2001 – University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Dean’s Honor List

Affiliations

  • California State Bar - Trust and Estates Section
  • California State Bar - Litigation Section
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Secretary - Estate Planning and Probate Section, Executive Committee
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Professional Fiduciary Association of California
  • Foster City Rotary Club