John Burris

Founder & Lead Attorney
John L. Burris formed the Law Offices of John L. Burris in 1985, after several years in private practice

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Ben Nisenbaum is an associate with the Law Offices of John L. Burris. He earned his undergraduate degree

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Mr. ADANTÉ D. POINTER is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of John L. Burris. He primarily practices in the area of civil rights litigation

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Ayana has been in practice for 15 years. Curry’s focus includes Civil Rights Litigation, Appellate Practice, Law & Motion Practice. Curry is instrumental in teaching new law clerks how to write claims and complaints.

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Lateef Gray has been in practice for eight years.   His specific areas of focus include 1983 civil rights litigation, actions against public entities criminal defense, and contracts law.

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DeWitt M. Lacy is an attorney with the office who heads all litigation matters in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. He has been practicing for seven years is licensed to practice in California and is admitted to practice in the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern District of California.

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James Cook’s focus is 1983 civil rights litigation. Cook’s other practice areas include landlord tenant, personal injury, contracts, corporate entity formation for profit and non-profits, and criminal defense.

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Melissa’s focus is civil litigation, specifically 1983 litigation, actions against public entities.  Nold is licensed to practice in both California State Court and the Northern District of California.

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Cheryl Amana-Burris

Lawyer and Professor
CHERYL E. AMANA-BURRIS is a Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University School of Law where she teaches Family Law and Property as well as seminars in Bioethics, AIDS and the Law and Children and the Law (on a rotating basis).

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