News & Events

News & Events


August 15, 2014


John J. Welsh, H. James Wulfsberg

Burke Williams & Sorensen and Wulfsberg Reese & Colvig are pleased to announce their merger.  Effective September 1, the combination adds to Burke the Wulfsberg firm’s nationally-recognized major construction litigation and counseling practice, together with its broad experience in complex commercial litigation, arbitrations, and trials.  Expanding its Oakland office to more than thirty lawyers, Burke will now have over 100 attorneys, with offices in nine locations throughout California, including Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, the Inland Empire, Marin County, Palm Desert, San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, and Ventura County.

March 12, 2014

Burke Delivers! BWS Obtains Favorable Ruling on Behalf of San Jose Unified School District in Charter School Zoning Case

Brian M. Affrunti, John R. Yeh

The San Jose Unified School District has prevailed in a lawsuit against the Santa Clara County Board of Education challenging the County Board's January 23, 2013 resolution attempting to exempt a Rocketship Education charter school from local zoning requirements.

March 6, 2014

Appellate Court Rejects Pharmacy Reimbursement Rate Claims

J. Leah Castella

In a 3-0 published decision in Keffler, et. al., v. Partnership Healthplan of California, the First District Court of Appeals ruled that Partnership Healthplan, a managed care organization that contracts with the State of California to ensure that Medi-Cal recipients in Solano, Yolo, Napa, Marin, and Mendocino Counties have access to quality medical care, is not required to consider pharmacies' costs of obtaining prescription drugs when setting its reimbursement rates.  Partnership Healthplan was represented by Burke attorney J. Leah Castella and by Douglas S. Cumming.