Robert C. Mardian III




Focus Areas:

Estate Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Estate and Trust Litigation

Robert C. Mardian III is a partner of Sullivan, McGibbons, Crickard & Associates, LLP.  Robert provides the firm’s clients with advice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration and litigation, and probate.  Prior to joining the firm he was a senior counsel and associate at Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney LLP for nine years practicing in the area of estate and trust administration and litigation, and probate. He began his career as a litigation attorney with Neil, Dymott, Frank, McCabe & Hudson APC.


  • 2002 – Juris Doctor, University of San Diego School of Law
  • 1999 – Master of Arts, National Security Studies, Georgetown University
  • 1997 – Bachelor of Arts, History, University of San Diego

Professional Designations:

  • Admitted to Practice Law before all Courts of the State of California, all Federal District Courts in California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Organizations:

  • State Bar of California
  • California Lawyers Association (Sections: Trusts and Estates; Tax)
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Probate Attorneys of San Diego

Community Involvement:

  • Board of Directors for San Diego Defense Lawyers 2011-2015 (Secretary 2014-2015)
  • Editor of The Update 2013-2015 (Quarterly Publication by the San Diego Defense Lawyers)
  • Lecturer on estate, trust and probate topics
  • Red Boudreau Trial Lawyers’ Dinner Committee 2014-2023 (Program Coordinator 2015-2023)