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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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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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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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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Chike Odiwe has been an associate attorney at the Law Offices of John L. Burris since 2017.  After graduating from St. John’s University, New York, Mr. Odiwe received his Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law
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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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