Deborah S. Bull

Area of Practice:

Appellate Law.

Appellate Experience:

The State Bar of California has certified Ms. Bull as a Legal Specialist in Appellate Law. Ms. Bull has handled over forty appellate matters to decision. Her appeals have covered a wide range of issues, including family law matters, probate, foreclosures, contracts, injunctions, personal injury, restraining orders, attorney's fees, statutory interpretation, and administrative review. Below is a partial list of recent decisions that were in favor of Ms. Bull's client, or in the client's favor on a critical issue.

Reported Decisions:

  • Martindale v. Ochoa (2018) 30 Cal.App.5th 54
  • Sonoma Apartment Associates v. The United States (2017) 134 Fed.Cl. 90
  • In re Marriage of Honer (2015) 236 Cal.App.4th 687
  • In re Francis (9th Cir. BAP 2014) 505 B.R. 914
  • Piccinini v. California Emergency Management Agency (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 685
  • In re Marriage of Davenport (2011) 194 Cal.App.4th 1507
  • Morrison v. Vineyard Creek (2011) 193 Cal.App.4th 125

Unpublished Decisions:

  • In re Marriage of De Saint Andrieu (1/24/19) 2019 WL 311766
  • In re Marriage of Reid (10/22/18) 2018 WL 5118490
  • Atallah v. Patel (1/5/2018)  2018 WL 299792
  • In re Marriage of Stupp (3/25/2016)  2016 WL 1179063
  • Inoue v. GMAC Mortgage (12/18/2015) 2015 WL 9273457
  • Bertoli v Dennis (1/5/2015) 2015 WL 69776
  • Jones v. City of Ukiah (7/19/2013) 2013 WL 3778750
  • Mathies v. Buhrer (2/28/2013) 2013 WL 754286
  • Jones v. City of Ukiah (7/19/2013) 2013 WL 3778750
  • Ireland v. Portola Systems, Inc. (1/14/2012) 2012 WL 12788
  • Mitchel v. City of Santa Rosa (9th Cir., 12/28/2011) 475 Fed.Appx. 661
  • In re Marriage of Stoops (7/21/2011) 2011 WL 2937221


  • December 2015 Staying Judgments on Appeal
  • August 2016 Preserving the Record for Appeal in Civil Cases
  • July 2017 An Appellate View of Postjudgment Motions
  • May 2018 Writs, Briefs and Oral Arguments in the Appellate Court (w. Justice Dennis A. Cornell, Ret.)


Ms. Bull first joined Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz as a law clerk in October 2001, and then continued as an associate until leaving in February 2003 to take a clerkship with Justice Charles "Chip" Erdmann at the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. She rejoined Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, in August, 2007.

Education and Memberships:

Ms. Bull received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in linguistics from Stanford University in 1991, and a Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from the Empire College School of Law in 2002, from which she graduated as Valedictorian.

Ms. Bull is admitted to practice in California, the Federal District Court, Northern District, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Ms. Bull is a member of the California and Sonoma County Bar Associations and the American Inns of Court. Ms. Bull is a member of the Board of Directors of Kid Street Learning Center, a nonprofit charter school.

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