Bruce M. Lubarsky

“There is no perfect justice, just as there is no absolute in ethics. But there is perfect injustice, and we know it when we see it.”


Of Counsel

Bruce M. Lubarsky has a law practice focused on commercial real estate and real estate-related transactions, representing both landlords and tenants. He also deals with other commercial real estate transactions, including sales and acquisitions, property development and financing matters.

Bruce’s commercial leasing practice involves all aspects of commercial leasing including office, retail, industrial and mixed-use projects, from small scale projects (single-tenant buildings) to office complexes. Representative projects include shopping centers and business parks in the San Mateo and elsewhere across California, as well as mixed-use office/retail complexes. He represents several major landlords in local and national transactions.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • General Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Debt Collection

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • World Jurist Association
  • American Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of San Francisco
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association
  • The Blum Foundation
  • The Thomas A. Dooley Foundation
  • The Edward J, Whelan S. J. Society
  • JNF, National Board Member, 1997-1999
  • Hadassah – Life Member
  • American Arbitration Association, 1972 – 2001 – Arbitrator


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1962
  • University of California, Berkeley, California, 1959

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1963
  • District of Columbia, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1963
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1963
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1963
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1963
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1963
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims Court, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1971

Past Employment Positions:

  • Jackson, Lubarsky, Weiss & Hughes, Partner, 1964 – 1994
  • United States Army, Adjutant General Corps, 1st Lieutenant, 1964 – 1967
  • Office of the District Attorney, San Francisco, 1962 – 1963
  • San Francisco Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 1982 – current
  • San Mateo Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 1997 – 2001
  • San Mateo Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tem, 1972 – 2001


  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Phi Alpha Delta