Kristina Doan Gruenberg
Associate - Los Angeles
Kristina Doan Gruenberg works on a wide-range of correctional litigation cases involving constitutional and state tort law claims in federal and state courts throughout California. These cases include claims such as medical malpractice, deliberate indifference to medical needs, excessive force, discrimination, and religious rights. Ms. Gruenberg has conducted discovery; prepared dispositive motions; deposed numerous inmates at prisons across California; and has made frequent court appearances on behalf of officers and officials.
Before joining Burke, Ms. Gruenberg served as a law clerk for the Honorable John Ramsey Johnson at the District of Columbia Superior Court, where she worked on civil and criminal matters. Over the course of her two-year clerkship, she drafted jury instructions and verdict forms for 21 jury trials, and helped compose findings of fact and conclusions of law for 8 bench trials.
While attending law school at American University, Ms. Gruenberg was a Note and Comment editor for the Administrative Law Review and authored No Child Left Behind Waivers: A Lesson in Federal Flexibility or Regulatory Failure?, 60 ADMIN. L. REV. 211 (2008). She also worked at the American University’s Office of General Counsel during law school, primarily handling employment cases and compliance with public safety regulations.