Karolyn P. Poppin

Karolyn P. Poppin

Of Counsel
San Rafael, California
866-671-5902 (Toll Free)
Prior to opening my own virtual office 5 years ago, I worked as an associate for Nixon Peabody LLP, in San Francisco. I began my legal career at a boutique trusts and estates firm on the peninsula that now goes by the name of Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc., where I stayed before making the lateral move to Nixon Peabody.

While working on the peninsula, I was appointed by the San Mateo County Superior Court to the panel of Court Appointed Independent Counsel to represent conservatees (persons subject to conservatorships).


Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust & Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D., Concentration in Taxation
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
    • Masters of Social Work
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Honor Society
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association, Trust & Estates Section, Member
  • Marin County Bar Association, Probate & Estate Section, Member
  • Marin County Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Bar Association San Francisco, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section, Member
  • Hastings Women’s Law Journal, Outreach Editor
  • Hastings Women’s Law Journal, Member
  • Inter-Journal Writing Competition Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association Buddy Program, Member
  • St. Raphael School Parent Teacher Guild, Board Member, 2014-Present
  • San Rafael Mothers' Club, Steering Committee, 2012-2015
  • Southern Marin Mother’s Club, General Council, 2011-2012
  • Women’s Recovery Association, Board of Directors, 2004-2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program