Attorneys

Attorneys

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Brian M. Affrunti

Brian M. Affrunti
Brian M. Affrunti
Partner
650.681.8316

Brian Affrunti's practice focuses on business and intellectual property litigation in both federal and state courts, including disputes arising from contract, defamation, copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

650.681.8316

email

baffrunti@bwslaw.com

Ulysses Aguayo

Ulysses Aguayo
Ulysses Aguayo
Associate
213.236.2711

Mr. Aguayo represents peace officers and department officials from agencies such as the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the County of Orange, and the City of Alhambra. As a member of the correctional litigation practice group, Mr. Aguayo samples from a broad spectrum of cases involving constitutional and state law claims.

213.236.2711

email

uaguayo@bwslaw.com

Gregory R. Aker

Gregory R. Aker
Gregory R. Aker
Partner
510.903.8829

Gregory Aker specializes in the litigation and trial of complex business disputes. 

510.903.8829

email

gaker@bwslaw.com

Daphne M. Anneet

Daphne M. Anneet
Daphne M. Anneet
Partner
213.236.2802

A skilled litigator, Ms. Anneet has achieved excellent results for clients in state and federal court, as well as in administrative proceedings. She represents public and private employers in a wide range of matters including class actions, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment litigation, pension litigation, unfair labor practice disputes, arbitrations, disciplinary appeals, and appellate matters.

213.236.2802

email

danneet@bwslaw.com

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Lindsey Gavarnie-Stern Beallo

Lindsey Gavarnie-Stern Beallo
Lindsey Gavarnie-Stern Beallo
Associate
510.903.8822

Lindsey G. Beallo provides litigation and advisory services to cities, counties, special districts, and other public entities. Her practice focuses on municipal law, CEQA, local land use and zoning, and contract disputes.

510.903.8822

email

lbeallo@bwslaw.com

Michael B. Bernacchi

Michael B. Bernacchi
Michael B. Bernacchi
Partner
213.236.2826

Michael Bernacchi has engaged in civil litigation and trials in state and federal courts for over fifteen years. 

213.236.2826

email

mbernacchi@bwslaw.com

Michael G. Biddle

Michael G. Biddle
Michael G. Biddle
Partner
510.903.8824

Michael Biddle's practice emphasizes real estate acquisition, site remediation, land use, CEQA, land disposition and development, and redevelopment dissolution.  Prior to joining Burke, Michael was City Attorney at the City of Emeryville for twenty-one years.

510.903.8824

email

mbiddle@bwslaw.com

Laura P. Birnbaum

Laura P. Birnbaum
Laura P. Birnbaum
Associate
213.236.2732

Laura Birnbaum has litigated a broad spectrum of employment issues in individual, representative and class action lawsuits. Her experience includes wage and hour disputes, misclassification, wrongful termination, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, retaliation, harassment, failure to provide a reasonable accommodation, and failure to engage in the interactive process.

213.236.2732

email

lbirnbaum@bwslaw.com

Susan E. Bloch

Susan E. Bloch
Susan E. Bloch
Partner
510.903.8809

Ms. Bloch represents public agencies and private and non-profit developers in transactions involving the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of residential, commercial and industrial properties; and the development and implementation of affordable housing policies and programs.

510.903.8809

email

sbloch@bwslaw.com

Thomas B. Brown

Thomas B. Brown
Thomas B. Brown
Partner
510.903.8840

Mr. Brown has extensive experience advising clients and litigating in land use, zoning and planning, the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA"), real property entitlements, police power, municipal taxation, Brown Act, Public Records Act, code enforcement, intergovernmental relations, grand juries, elections, initiatives, and referenda.

510.903.8840

email

tbrown@bwslaw.com

Joseph P. Buchman

Joseph P. Buchman
Joseph P. Buchman
Partner
213.236.2872

Mr. Buchman has extensive background in public, corporate, business, and real estate matters, acquired from years of experience representing and advising clients in bankruptcy matters, eminent domain, real estate and title litigation, purchase and sale transactions, financing transactions, probate and estate planning, tort litigation, collection actions, contract disputes, and election litigation.
 

213.236.2872

email

jbuchman@bwslaw.com

Megan A. Burke

Megan A. Burke
Megan A. Burke
Partner
510.273.8773

Megan Burke provides litigation and advisory services to cities, counties, redevelopment agencies, special districts, and other public entities.

510.273.8773

email

maburke@bwslaw.com

Christina M. Burrows

Christina M. Burrows
Christina M. Burrows
Associate
213.236.2723

Christina Burrows is an associate attorney in the firm’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Public Law Practice Group.

213.236.2723

email

cburrows@bwslaw.com

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Fabio R. Cabezas

Fabio R. Cabezas
Fabio R. Cabezas
Senior Associate
949.265.3409

Mr. Cabezas has represented clients throughout California in the areas of real estate, business, insurance, intellectual property, and employment litigation for over twenty-five years.

949.265.3409

email

fcabezas@bwslaw.com

Stephen L. Cali

Stephen L. Cali
Stephen L. Cali
Partner
510.903.8831

Mr. Cali’s practice area is primarily in commercial litigation and claims with a focus on construction, construction defect, and related matters. 

510.903.8831

email

scali@bwslaw.com

J. Leah Castella

J. Leah Castella
J. Leah Castella
Partner
510.273.8778

Ms. Castella specializes in public law litigation at both the trial court and appellate court levels, and has extensive experience litigating cases on behalf of public and private entities.

510.273.8778

email

lcastella@bwslaw.com

Allan E. Ceran

Allan E. Ceran
Allan E. Ceran
Partner
213.236.2837

Al Ceran has devoted his 31 years in the practice of law to complex civil litigation.  Mr. Ceran has tried in excess of 30 cases, many of them to juries, and handled numerous appeals. 

213.236.2837

email

aceran@bwslaw.com

Juliet H. Cho

Juliet H. Cho
Associate
415.655.8122

Ms. Cho is an associate in the firm's San Francisco office.  Her practice focuses on all areas of land use, entitlements, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) permit approval process. 

415.655.8122

email

jcho@bwslaw.com

Susan E. Coleman

Susan E. Coleman
Susan E. Coleman
Partner
213.236.0600

Ms. Coleman has defended officials and individuals in over 45 civil jury trials in federal and state courts throughout California, with very successful results. These trials include claims of wrongful death, negligence, failure to summon medical care, and various other tort and constitutional issues. 

213.236.0600

email

scoleman@bwslaw.com

Timothy Alan Colvig

Timothy Alan Colvig
Timothy Alan Colvig
Partner
510.903.8828

Timothy A. Colvig is recognized as an expert in the fields of insurance, environmental, and construction law.

510.903.8828

email

tcolvig@bwslaw.com

Melissa M. Cowan

Melissa M. Cowan
Melissa M. Cowan
Partner
213.236.2829

Ms. Cowan's diverse practice encompasses complex commercial litigation on behalf of life, health and disability insurers, as well as defense of agents/brokers and religious organizations. 

213.236.2829

email

mcowan@bwslaw.com

Deirdre Joan Cox

Deirdre Joan Cox
Deirdre Joan Cox
Partner
510.903.8835

Deirdre Joan Cox has practiced in the construction and public contracting field for more than 20 years. Ms. Cox’s practice involves representing public and private property owners, design professionals, and contractors in complex construction matters.

510.903.8835

email

dcox@bwslaw.com

Dylan J. Crosby

Dylan J. Crosby
Associate
510.903.8833

Dylan Crosby provides litigation and advisory services to private clients, and cities, special districts, and other public entities throughout California in state and federal courts as well as before the myriad federal, state, regional, and local agencies administering state and federal environmental and land use laws.

510.903.8833

email

dcrosby@bwslaw.com

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Douglas W. Dal Cielo

Douglas W. Dal Cielo
Douglas W. Dal Cielo
Partner
650.327.2672

Douglas W. Dal Cielo specializes in business litigation and family law. 

650.327.2672

email

ddalcielo@bwslaw.com

J. David Darroch

J. David Darroch
J. David Darroch
Partner
510.903.8832

David Darroch practices in the areas of construction and business litigation and dispute resolution. 

510.903.8832

email

ddarroch@bwslaw.com

Donald M. Davis

Donald M. Davis
Donald M. Davis
Partner
213.236.2702

Mr. Davis serves as the City Attorney for Rolling Hills Estates, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Camarillo, and assists numerous other Southland cities with land use and public law matters, particularly regulations implicating federal and state rights of freedom of speech and expression. 

213.236.2702

email

ddavis@bwslaw.com

Timothy L. Davis

Timothy L. Davis
Timothy L. Davis
Partner
650.681.8317

Timothy Davis is a partner in Burke, Williams & Sorensen's Silicon Valley office and is Chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Law practice group.

650.681.8317

email

tdavis@bwslaw.com

Sheila Delshad

Sheila Delshad
Sheila Delshad
Partner
213.236.2725

Ms. Delshad has served as lead labor negotiator for multiple collective bargaining agreements and continually advises employers on an array of labor relations matters such as the meet and confer process, grievances, discipline, layoffs, reorganizations and contracting out.

213.236.2725

email

sdelshad@bwslaw.com

Nira F. Doherty

Nira F. Doherty
Nira F. Doherty
Partner
510.903.8816

Nira Doherty is an experienced litigator in both state and federal courts.  Her litigation and transactional practice emphasizes general municipal law, CEQA, land use, labor and employment law, and code enforcement issues.

510.903.8816

email

ndoherty@bwslaw.com

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Yi-Fan (Yvonne) C. Everett

Yi-Fan (Yvonne) C. Everett
Yi-Fan (Yvonne) C. Everett
Associate
650.381.8306

Ms. Everett represents and counsels private and public entities in labor and employment matters.

650.381.8306

email

yeverett@bwslaw.com

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Algeria R. Ford

Algeria R. Ford
Algeria R. Ford
Senior Associate
951.788.6611

Mr. Ford is a Senior Associate in Burke's Riverside office. He has represented public sector clients in both state and federal court where he successfully litigated trials to jury verdict. 

951.788.6611

email

aford@bwslaw.com

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Donnelly A. Gillen

Donnelly A. Gillen
Donnelly A. Gillen
Senior Associate
510.273.8719

Donnelly Gillen specializes in the litigation of business and construction disputes.

510.273.8719

email

dgillen@bwslaw.com

Brian S. Ginter

Brian S. Ginter
Brian S. Ginter
Senior Associate
213.236.2803

Mr. Ginter has represented public and private employers in a wide variety of employment cases; including claims regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and whistleblower actions.

213.236.2803

email

bginter@bwslaw.com

Kristina Doan Gruenberg

Kristina Doan Gruenberg
Kristina Doan Gruenberg
Partner
213.236.2805

Kristina Doan Gruenberg works on a wide-range of correctional litigation cases involving constitutional and state tort law claims in both federal and state courts.

213.236.2805

email

kgruenberg@bwslaw.com

Laurie N. Gustafson

Laurie N. Gustafson
Laurie N. Gustafson
Partner
415.655.8102

Laurie N. Gustafson is an accomplished commercial real estate attorney with more than 25 years of experience. 

415.655.8102

email

lgustafson@bwslaw.com

Stephanie Gutierrez

Stephanie Gutierrez
Stephanie Gutierrez
Associate
951.788.6623

Stephanie Gutierrez is an associate attorney at the Riverside office of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP and is a member of the Public Law Practice Group.

951.788.6623

email

sgutierrez@bwslaw.com

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Brian I. Hamblet

Brian I. Hamblet
Brian I. Hamblet
Partner
213.236.2843

Mr. Hamblet has a strong background in defending governmental entities and their employees in tort litigation, particularly premises liability, wrongful death, constitutional law, and civil rights litigation.  

213.236.2843

email

bhamblet@bwslaw.com

Georgette R. Herget

Georgette R. Herget
Georgette R. Herget
Of Counsel
213.236.2804

Ms. Herget has extensive experience in insurance coverage, insurance fraud, insurance bad faith litigation, and employment litigation. 

213.236.2804

email

gherget@bwslaw.com

Natalie Hernandez

Natalie Hernandez
Natalie Hernandez
Associate
213.236.2830

Natalie Hernandez has represented and counseled private employers on a broad spectrum of employment issues, including wrongful termination, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, retaliation, harassment, failure to provide a reasonable accommodation, failure to engage in the interactive process, and various wage and hour disputes.

213.236.2830

email

nhernandez@bwslaw.com

Chad W. Herrington

Chad  W. Herrington
Chad  W. Herrington
Partner
510.903.8803

Chad Herrington is a member of the Public Law and Litigation groups, and provides litigation and advisory services to cities, counties, special districts and other public entities.

510.903.8803

email

cherrington@bwslaw.com

Amy E. Hoyt

Amy E. Hoyt
Amy E. Hoyt
Partner
951.801.6627

Ms. Hoyt has extensive experience in public and environmental law, representing clients in a wide variety of matters ranging from complex litigation to advisory work.

951.801.6627

email

ahoyt@bwslaw.com

David J. Hyndman

David J. Hyndman
David J. Hyndman
Partner
510.903.8834

David J. Hyndman practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on construction disputes and related matters.  

510.903.8834

email

dhyndman@bwslaw.com

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Thomas D. Jex

Thomas D. Jex
Thomas D. Jex
Partner
951.801.6612

Thomas Jex is a partner with the firm and serves as the City Attorney for the City of Wildomar.  He also provides special counsel services for the Jurupa Unified School District.

951.801.6612

email

tjex@bwslaw.com

Cheryl L. Johnson-Hartwell

Cheryl L. Johnson-Hartwell
Cheryl L. Johnson-Hartwell
Partner
213.236.2811

Ms. Johnson-Hartwell defends private and public employers in a wide array of employment disputes involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour, unfair competition, breach of contract, and other employment-related issues.

213.236.2811

email

cjohnson-hartwell@bwslaw.com

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Deborah L. Kartiganer

Deborah L. Kartiganer
Deborah L. Kartiganer
Partner
415.655.8112

Deborah L. Kartiganer is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office.  A member of the firm’s Real Estate & Business Law Practice Group, Ms. Kartiganer focuses her practice on development and entitlements work and land use law.

415.655.8112

email

dkartiganer@bwslaw.com

Gail E. Kavanagh

Gail E. Kavanagh
Gail E. Kavanagh
Partner
415.655.8109

Ms. Kavanagh’s commercial litigation practice includes real estate title and contract disputes; eminent domain actions; commercial tort actions; employment contract, discrimination and harassment actions; trademark, copyright and trade secrets protection; and commercial landlord-tenant matters.

415.655.8109

email

gkavanagh@bwslaw.com

Michelle Marchetta Kenyon

Michelle Marchetta Kenyon
Michelle Marchetta Kenyon
Partner
510.273.8780

Michelle provides legal representation for cities and other public agencies as city attorney and special counsel.

510.273.8780

email

mkenyon@bwslaw.com

Keiko J. Kojima

Keiko J. Kojima
Keiko J. Kojima
Partner
213.236.2842

Keiko J. Kojima's practice includes a broad range of litigation matters, including insurance coverage disputes, bad faith liability actions, and contractual disputes. 

213.236.2842

email

kkojima@bwslaw.com

Martin Kosla

Martin Kosla
Martin Kosla
Partner
213.236.2810

Mr. Kosla primarily practices in the areas of business, real estate and public law.  He also has experience in handling trademark and environmental law matters.

213.236.2810

email

mkosla@bwslaw.com

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Jack P. Lipton, Ph.D.

Jack P. Lipton, Ph.D.
Jack P. Lipton, Ph.D.
Partner
213.236.2817

Dr. Lipton is a Chair of the firm's Education Law Practice Group. His practice is focused on representing all types of public and private schools and colleges, but also encompasses a wide range of civil litigation areas including mental health, employment, insurance, real estate, and general business litigation.

213.236.2817

email

jlipton@bwslaw.com

Christopher M. Long

Christopher M. Long
Christopher M. Long
Associate
510.903.8848

Christopher Long is an Associate in the Public Law practice group and provides litigation and advisory services to cities, counties, special districts, and other public entities.

510.903.8848

email

clong@bwslaw.com

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Daniel W. Maguire

Daniel W. Maguire
Daniel W. Maguire
Partner
213.236.2801

Mr. Maguire counsels and represents life, health, and disability insurers in trial and appellate matters.

213.236.2801

email

dmaguire@bwslaw.com

Nicole R. McAtee

Nicole R. McAtee
Nicole R. McAtee
Associate
213.236.2832

Nicole McAtee defends private and public employers in a vast array of employment disputes including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and failure to accommodate.

213.236.2832

email

nmcatee@bwslaw.com

Stephen A. McEwen

Stephen A. McEwen
Stephen A. McEwen
Partner
949.265.3412

Mr. McEwen is responsible for supervising code enforcement efforts for Burke’s municipal clients.  Mr. McEwen also advises municipal clients throughout the state on issues related to medical marijuana.

949.265.3412

email

smcewen@bwslaw.com

John E. McOsker

John E. McOsker
John E. McOsker
Partner
213.236.2825

John E. McOsker has been a litigator and legal advisor, primarily in the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and aviation industries since 1993. 

213.236.2825

email

jmcosker@bwslaw.com

Monica Sanchez McQueen

Monica Sanchez McQueen
Monica Sanchez McQueen
Partner
213.236.2807

Monica Sanchez McQueen represents public and private sector clients in labor and employment law matters.

213.236.2807

email

mmcqueen@bwslaw.com

Cindy Mekari

Cindy Mekari
Cindy Mekari
Associate
213.236.2713

Cindy Mekari's practice focuses on insurance bad faith litigation, ERISA litigation, and other first-party insurance defense matters. 

213.236.2713

email

cmekari@bwslaw.com

Joseph M. Montes

Joseph M. Montes
Joseph M. Montes
Partner
213.236.2736

Joseph Montes serves as the City Attorney for the City of Alhambra, General Counsel to the Successor Agency for the Alhambra Redevelopment Agency, City Attorney for the City of Santa Clarita, General Counsel to the Successor Agency for the Santa Clarita Redevelopment Agency, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Rosemead, and is the former City Attorney for the City of Moorpark, and former General Counsel to the Moorpark Redevelopment Agency.

213.236.2736

email

jmontes@bwslaw.com

Joel Moon

Joel Moon
Joel Moon
Associate
213.236.2816

Joel Moon represents and advises employers on various labor and employment issues, including various state and federal law claims, wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, disability, reasonable accommodations, the interactive process, and wrongful termination.

213.236.2816

email

jmoon@bwslaw.com

Amber N. Morton

Amber N. Morton
Amber N. Morton
Associate
213.236.2812

Amber N. Morton represents and counsels private and public employers on a wide variety of complex employment matters. 

213.236.2812

email

amorton@bwslaw.com

Mark J. Mulkerin

Mark J. Mulkerin
Mark J. Mulkerin
Partner
949.265.3410

Mr. Mulkerin's practice includes litigation and commercial matters for public and private entities in a wide variety of subject matters. 

949.265.3410

email

mmulkerin@bwslaw.com

Gregory M. Murphy

Gregory M. Murphy
Gregory M. Murphy
Partner
213.236.2835

Mr. Murphy focuses his practice on the areas of land use and development, redevelopment and economic issues, and public contract and prevailing wage law. 

213.236.2835

email

gmurphy@bwslaw.com

Karen W. Murphy

Karen W. Murphy
Karen W. Murphy
Partner
510.273.8757

Karen Murphy represents a broad range of local government agencies with an emphasis on redevelopment, affordable housing, land use and planning and real estate. 

510.273.8757

email

kmurphy@bwslaw.com

Nicholas J. Muscolino

Nicholas J. Muscolino
Nicholas J. Muscolino
Partner
510.903.8818

Nicholas J. Muscolino is a member of the Litigation and Public Law Practice Groups.  He provides litigation and advisory services to cities, counties, redevelopment agencies, successor agencies, special districts, and other public entities.

510.903.8818

email

nmuscolino@bwslaw.com

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Scott M. Nenni

Scott M. Nenni
Scott M. Nenni
Associate
213.236.2729

Scott M. Nenni is an associate at Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP.

213.236.2729

email

snenni@bwslaw.com

Janae H. Novotny

Janae H. Novotny
Janae H. Novotny
Partner
650.327.2672

Ms. Novotny has over 30 years of experience as an attorney representing cities, special districts, school districts, and community college districts in public agency labor relations, employment law, public agency access law, public employee rights law, and education law.

650.327.2672

email

jnovotny@bwslaw.com

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Nathan A. Oyster

Nathan A. Oyster
Nathan A. Oyster
Partner
213.236.2719

Nathan Oyster has focused on defending peace officers and public entities in litigation relating to officer-involved shootings, the use of force, false arrest, malicious prosecution, jail conditions, First Amendment issues, class actions, and public employment.  He has substantial experience defending litigation brought under Section 1983, the Unruh Act, the Ralph Act, and the Bane Act at both the trial and appellate levels.

213.236.2719

email

noyster@bwslaw.com

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Elizabeth M. Pappy

Elizabeth M. Pappy
Elizabeth M. Pappy
Partner
650.681.8305

Elizabeth Pappy has more than 25 years’ experience litigating all manner of business and commercial cases.

650.681.8305

email

epappy@bwslaw.com

Traci I. Park

Traci I. Park
Traci I. Park
Partner
213.236.2883

Ms. Park has a wide-ranging litigation practice which includes representing clients in FEHA, Title VII, ADA, wrongful termination, wage and hour, due process, and civil rights cases.

213.236.2883

email

tpark@bwslaw.com

Gregory J. Patterson

Gregory J. Patterson
Gregory J. Patterson
Chair – Environmental, Land Use, and Natural Resources Practice Group
805.437.4408

Mr. Patterson has nearly three decades of experience primarily in the area of environmental law, representing a variety of private businesses and individuals, cities, school districts, and other public agencies on a myriad of matters covering all aspects of environmental law.

805.437.4408

email

gpatterson@bwslaw.com

Paloma P. Peracchio

Paloma P. Peracchio
Paloma P. Peracchio
Partner
213.236.2722

Paloma Peracchio has represented clients through all phases of the litigation process, including discovery, depositions, mediation, arbitration, motion practice, and trial. 

213.236.2722

email

pperacchio@bwslaw.com

Brian A. Pierik

Brian A. Pierik
Brian A. Pierik
Partner
805.437.4407

Mr. Pierik is the City Attorney for the City of Camarillo, the City Attorney for the City of Atascadero, and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Santa Clarita. 

805.437.4407

email

bpierik@bwslaw.com

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Gerald J. Ramiza

Gerald J. Ramiza
Gerald J. Ramiza
Partner
510.273.8723

Jerry Ramiza's practice emphasizes real estate transactional, land use, and public/private partnership development matters.

510.273.8723

email

jramiza@bwslaw.com

Charles W. Reese

Charles W. Reese
Charles W. Reese
Partner
510.903.8827

Charles W. Reese’s over thirty-five years of legal practice include significant litigation experience at both the trial and appellate levels on behalf of both local public entities and private businesses. 

510.903.8827

email

creese@bwslaw.com

Richard J. Reynolds

Richard J. Reynolds
Richard J. Reynolds
Partner
949.265.3408

Richard Reynolds practices mainly in the areas of bankruptcy law, transactional real estate, lending law, business litigation, and real estate litigation on behalf of clients throughout California. 
 

949.265.3408

email

rreynolds@bwslaw.com

Rachel H. Richman

Rachel H. Richman
Rachel H. Richman
Partner
213.236.2828

Ms. Richman has provided contract city attorney and general counsel services to public agencies throughout California for nearly 20 years.  She is the City Attorney for the City of Rosemead and Assistant City Attorney for the cities of Alhambra and Santa Clarita.

213.236.2828

email

rrichman@bwslaw.com

David A. Rosenthal

David A. Rosenthal
David A. Rosenthal
Partner
510.903.8830

David A. Rosenthal practices in the areas of general business and commercial, securities, technology, corporate, partnership, limited liability company, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and construction law.  

510.903.8830

email

drosenthal@bwslaw.com

Sergey (Sergio) A. Rudin

Sergey (Sergio) A. Rudin
Associate
510.903.8838

Sergio Rudin is an associate in the Public Law practice group and provides advisory and litigation services to cities, counties, special districts, and other public entities throughout California.

510.903.8838

email

srudin@bwslaw.com

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Deepa Sharma

Deepa Sharma
Deepa Sharma
Associate
415.655.8116

Deepa Sharma provides litigation and advisory services to a broad range of public and private sector clients throughout California.

415.655.8116

email

dsharma@bwslaw.com

Edith Sanchez Shea

Edith Sanchez Shea
Edith Sanchez Shea
Partner
213.236.2815

Ms. Shea is an experienced civil litigator and her practice includes the areas of life, health and disability insurance, bad faith insurance law, Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") litigation, employment law, construction defect, and business litigation.

213.236.2815

email

eshea@bwslaw.com

Anna C. Shimko

Anna C. Shimko
Anna C. Shimko
Partner
415.655.8115

Anna Shimko is Chair of Burke's Real Estate and Business Practice Group. She focuses her practice on all areas of land use, real estate development, and environmental law, representing both public agencies and private landowners and developers in administrative and court proceedings.  

415.655.8115

email

ashimko@bwslaw.com

Kevin D. Siegel

Kevin D. Siegel
Kevin D. Siegel
Partner
510.903.8806

Kevin represents cities and other local agencies regarding a wide range of public law matters, including land use and planning, CEQA and environmental law, open meeting and public records, taxes and assessments, eminent domain, contracting, elections, tort claims, due process, takings and other issues of constitutional law.

510.903.8806

email

ksiegel@bwslaw.com

Joseph F. Silvey

Joseph F. Silvey
Joseph F. Silvey
Partner
949.265.3411

Mr. Silvey participates in and helps conduct public meetings, reviews and negotiates contracts, including funding contracts with organizations such as the MTA and Caltrans, monitors DBE Programs, and oversees environmental work and permitting activities.

949.265.3411

email

jsilvey@bwslaw.com

Charles E. Slyngstad

Charles E. Slyngstad
Charles E. Slyngstad
Partner
213.236.2709

Mr. Slyngstad's practice involves the relationships between employers and employees, businesses and contracting parties, and lawyers and clients.

213.236.2709

email

cslyngstad@bwslaw.com

Meaghan A. Snyder

Meaghan A. Snyder
Meaghan A. Snyder
Associate
650.681.8309

Ms. Snyder represents and counsels public entities in labor and employment matters.

650.681.8309

email

msnyder@bwslaw.com

Janet Cory Sommer

Janet Cory Sommer
Janet Cory Sommer
Partner
650.681.8314

Ms. Sommer focuses on labor relations, employment, education, and other public law matters. 

650.681.8314

email

jsommer@bwslaw.com

Alan A. Sozio

Alan A. Sozio
Alan A. Sozio
Partner
213.236.2819

Mr. Sozio's practice focuses primarily on eminent domain and related land-use litigation.

213.236.2819

email

asozio@bwslaw.com

Benjamin L. Stock

Benjamin L. Stock
Benjamin L. Stock
Partner
415.755.2605

Benjamin L. Stock is an accomplished litigator in both state and federal courts.  His litigation and transactional practice emphasizes municipal law, eminent domain, land use, and construction law.

415.755.2605

email

bstock@bwslaw.com

Katy A. Suttorp

Katy A. Suttorp
Katy A. Suttorp
Partner
949.265.3403

Katy Suttorp has represented and counseled a wide range of employers, including private entities, municipalities, school districts, community college districts, and special districts in numerous matters.

949.265.3403

email

ksuttorp@bwslaw.com

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Kane Thuyen

Kane Thuyen
Kane Thuyen
Senior Associate
213.236.2738

Kane Thuyen has a strong background in public law, and has represented numerous cities, county agencies, and special districts in both an advisory and litigation capacity.

213.236.2738

email

kthuyen@bwslaw.com

Albert Tong

Albert Tong
Albert Tong
Partner
510.903.8802

Albert Tong has represented private and publicly-traded companies in a broad range of complex civil litigation matters, including insurance and reinsurance, securities, employment, intellectual property, antitrust, Proposition 65, and franchise disputes.

510.903.8802

email

atong@bwslaw.com

Kelly A. Trainer

Kelly A. Trainer
Kelly A. Trainer
Partner
949.265.3416

Ms. Trainer has represented and advised employers on matters involving numerous federal and state law claims, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, labor negotiations, wage and hour, freedom of speech and association, HIPAA, and privacy. 

949.265.3416

email

ktrainer@bwslaw.com

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Michele R. Vadon

Michele R. Vadon
Michele R. Vadon
Partner
213.236.2820

Ms. Vadon advises City Councils, Commissions, and Governing Boards of public agencies on legal requirements including matters relating to the Brown Act, Conflict of Interest Laws (Fair Political Practices Act), Public Records Act, land use, planning, and zoning matters, as well as environmental matters. 

213.236.2820

email

mvadon@bwslaw.com

Eric S. Vail

Eric S. Vail
Eric S. Vail
Partner
951.801.6625

Eric S. Vail, a Partner of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, is Chair of the firm’s sixty-six member Public Law Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Management Committee. 

951.801.6625

email

evail@bwslaw.com

Erica L. Vega

Erica L. Vega
Erica L. Vega
Partner
951.801.6629

Erica L. Vega serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the cities of Cathedral City and Wildomar, Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Hemet and Temple City, and Assistant General Counsel for SunLine Transit Agency.

951.801.6629

email

evega@bwslaw.com

Stephen E. Velyvis

Stephen E. Velyvis
Stephen E. Velyvis
Partner
510.273.8780

Mr. Velyvis provides wide-ranging expertise and unique problem solving skills and advice to a diverse body of municipal and public agency clients in administrative proceedings and before state and federal trial and appellate courts.

510.273.8780

email

svelyvis@bwslaw.com

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John J. Welsh

John J. Welsh
John J. Welsh
Managing Partner
213.236.2818

Mr. Welsh is Burke, Williams & Sorensen's Managing Partner and Chairperson of the Management Committee.  He has served in these positions since 1996 and is a regular presenter and commentator at continuing education law forums and law practice management conferences. 

213.236.2818

email

jwelsh@bwslaw.com

Mitchell A. Wrosch

Mitchell A. Wrosch
Mitchell A. Wrosch
Partner
213.236.2814

Mitchell Wrosch is a partner attorney with a practice in civil litigation.  He represents corporations and public entities in a wide range of employment matters, including discrimination, retaliation, leave of absence, and wage and hour claims. 
 

213.236.2814

email

mwrosch@bwslaw.com

H. James Wulfsberg

H. James Wulfsberg
H. James Wulfsberg
Partner
510.903.8826

H. James Wulfsberg is a nationally recognized expert in construction law.  He has over 35 years’ experience in all phases of the construction process, including design, bid design, design-build, engineering procurement construction contracting, construction management, and public works projects.

510.903.8826

email

jwulfsberg@bwslaw.com

J. Todd Wulfsberg

J. Todd Wulfsberg
J. Todd Wulfsberg
Partner
510.903.8837

Mr. Wulfsberg's practice focuses on construction and general civil litigation, as well as drafting design and construction contracts for cities, counties, and other public entities throughout Northern California.  

510.903.8837

email

twulfsberg@bwslaw.com

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Jerett T. Yan

Jerett T. Yan
Jerett T. Yan
Associate
510.903.8849

Jerett Yan provides litigation and advisory services to cities, counties, special districts, and other public entities.

510.903.8849

email

jyan@bwslaw.com

Neil F. Yeager

Neil F. Yeager
Neil F. Yeager
Of Counsel
213.236.2717

Neil Yeager specializes in complex real estate, business, and finance transactions for both private and public clients, including business acquisitions, commercial, office and retail leasing, and municipal finance.

213.236.2717

email

nyeager@bwslaw.com

John R. Yeh

John R. Yeh
John R. Yeh
Partner
650.327.2672

John R. Yeh has been practicing law in California since 1991.  He specializes in representing and advising school districts in charter school, labor and employment, and litigation matters. 
 

650.327.2672

email

jyeh@bwslaw.com

Lillian Kae Yoo

Lillian Kae Yoo
Lillian Kae Yoo
Senior Associate
213.236.2808

Lillian Kae Yoo provides experienced and practical counsel on a broad range of issues for private and public agency clients.

213.236.2808

email

lyoo@bwslaw.com

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Samantha W. Zutler

Samantha W. Zutler
Samantha W. Zutler
Partner
415.655.8113

Samantha W. Zutler provides labor and employment advice and litigation services to a broad range of public and private sector clients.

415.655.8113

email

szutler@bwslaw.com