Real Estate Lawyer

We emphasize property law, including deeds and other transfers of title, advice on how to take title, and litigation about property rights.

We handle all types of civil litigation, including evictions, unlawful detainers, quiet title, partition, injunctions, nuisance, trespass, CEQA compliance, subdivision map compliance, and zoning and land use regulations compliance.

We can represent you in negotiating and drafting standard and custom contracts of all kinds, especially concerning the sale, leasing, and financing of real property. We review and prepare rental agreements and leases from simple residential month-to-month rents to sophisticated and complicated commercial long-term leases.

We advise on questions and disputes arising from the purchase, sale or ownership of property, including boundaries, easements, fences, trees, nuisance and trespass. In addition, we have considerable experience litigating these types of issues.

We have extensive experience in advising trustees, beneficiaries, and surviving trustees under living trusts, on issues of trust administration, and if necessary, handling trust administration litigation.

We can represent you in dealing with governmental agencies, such as city and county land use departments.

We provide representation in appellate courts in California, including civil appeals, petitions for writs, and similar matters.


Sutton Law Firm

900 Lafayette St. #200

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone (408) 294-2280

Fax (408) 516-9086



By appointment only:

2240 Muriel Drive

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Our Staff


"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser -- in fees, expenses, and waste of time.

As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will be business enough."

--Abraham Lincoln