Headshot of attorney Edward M. Bull III

Edward M. Bull III 

Headshot of Attorney Ed Bull





Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 1989
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Member, McAuliffe Honor Society
    • Law Journal: USF Maritime Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, 1988 – 2009
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. – 1985
    • Honors: With Honors
  • City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    • A.A. – 1983
    • Honors: With Honors

Practice Areas 

  • Maritime

Published Works

  • Seaman's Status Revised: A Practical Guide to Seaman Status, 6 USF Mar. L.J., Vol. 2, 1994


  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Francisco

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The State Bar of California, Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Vice Chair and Chair to subcommittee of San Francisco Barristers Club
  • Steering Committee, Session Chair on Marine Pollution Section (1994), Session Chair on Procedure Section (2000), and Chair (2004), Bar Association subcommittee


  • Spanish
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