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John Burris Lawyer California – Civil RightsIn a career spanning 35 years, attorney John Burris has represented high-profile officials, entertainers and athletes, as well as ordinary people who faced illegal obstacles in employment or abuse at the hands of police. He served as co-counsel in the Rodney King civil trial and lead counsel in the infamous Oakland Police Department “Riders” class action. Those cases are just the tip of the iceberg of notable results and social reforms the Law Offices of John L. Burris has accomplished. This is America. No one can take away your rights. Call us at 510-839-5200 to seek the justice you deserve. We proudly serve Oakland , SF, & Los Angeles.
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The Law Offices of John L. Burris was formed in 1985. While the practice initially focused on criminal defense, it quickly shifted to an emphasis on civil rights litigation, particularly in the context of police misconduct, and racial and sexual discrimination in employment. Located in Oakland, we serve the Bay Area, the San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, California.
– Protecting Everyone
Over the years, John Burris and his associated counsel have represented a number of public officials and high profile clients: Earl Sanders, the former Chief of Police of San Francisco; Rodney King; recording artist Tupac Shakur; actor Del Roy Lindo; NFL player Keyshawn Johnson; NBA players Gary Payton, Latrell Sprewell, and Jason Kidd; and Aaron Goodwin, former sports agent for NBA phenomenon LeBron James.
Our firm has been instrumental in social reforms of police policy governing the use of canines, deadly force, hog tying, pepper spray, and other practices. Our work has also changed police department protocols for crowd control tactics and handling of the mentally impaired
The Law Offices of John L. Burris is committed to justice for all. Our firm serves as a voice for victims of discrimination, abuse of power and negligence. We give hope to the disenfranchised who have little expectation of justice by giving them access to quality legal representation CONTACT US Today!