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A Proven Champion For Civil Rights Abuse Victims

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.

We stand up for those who cannot fight for themselves.

bookJohn Burris is a renowned and accomplished civil rights lawyer who has prevailed in some of the most notorious cases of law enforcement misconduct and other civil rights violations in recent history. He has also won landmark verdicts in cases of illegal discrimination in the workplace based on race or sex.

Our firm handles personal injury and wrongful death cases, representing victims of permanent, disabling injuries caused by negligence or intentional acts. We also provide criminal defense with a special emphasis on civil rights violations that occur during police profiling, arrests and searches.

California-Lawyer-MagazineSeeking The Justice You Deserve

In 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 510-379-7215 to seek the justice you deserve. Our Oakland law firm serves the entire Bay Area and Northern California.

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Law Offices of John L. Burris
Airport Corporate Centre | 7677 Oakport Street, Suite 1120 | Oakland, CA 94621
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