Meet Attorney Todd P. Coulston - Partner
Certified Family Law Specialist Serving Orange County
A dedicated, well-prepared, and compassionate advocate, Attorney Coulston
provides the highest level of professional service for his clients in
family law matters. Mr. Coulston has decided to focus his practice exclusively in
this area because he believes the extremely personal and emotional issues
involved in family law cases provide him with the best opportunity to
have a significant and positive impact for his clients.
Attorney Coulston works individually with each client to develop and implement
a case plan that best serves their needs and goals. Although he strives
to resolve all matters through the settlement process, he understands
that some issues will not be resolved short of litigation. As a 2003 graduate
of the American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Coulston
is a skilled and experienced courtroom litigator who provides vigorous
representation for his clients should litigation be required. In addition
to the ABA’s Family Law Trial Advocacy Class, Attorney Coulston
completed the ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Advanced Class, focused on
In addition to family law litigation and
mediation cases, Attorney Coulston handles
family law appeals. He was the trial and appellate attorney for the husband in the case of
In re Marriage of Margulis (2011) 198 Cal. App. 4th 1252, 130 Cal. Rptr. 3d 327, which was a landmark case that developed
the spousal fiduciary duty laws in the state of California.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Coulston attended the University
of California at Irvine, where he competed for the cross country and track
teams, earning All-Big West Conference honors in cross country in 1993
and 1994. He earned is B.A. degree from U.C. Irvine and his J.D. degree
from the Santa Clara University School of Law. Since successfully passing
the California State Bar Exam in 1999, Mr. Coulston has practiced exclusively
in the area of family law.
After practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years, Mr. Coulston
and his family returned to South Orange County in 2002. An avid runner
with a personal best time in the marathon of 2 hours, 45 minutes, and
huge San Francisco 49er fan, Mr. Coulston is happily married and has three
young sons and one daughter.
Contact Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP to speak with skilled family law lawyers in Orange County. Call (949) 565-4158
to setup a free case review today!
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
University of California, Irvine, California B.A.
- U.S. District Court
- State Bar of California
- American Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association
Certified Legal Specialties
- Board Certified Family Law Specialist, by State Bar of California, an achievement
held by only 3% of family law attorneys
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of California, Member
- Orange County Bar Association, Member
- Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
- Boy Scouts of America- Cubmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster
Contact Burch, Coulston & Shepard today!