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Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment

Mr. Adante D. Pointer is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of John L. Burris.  He primarily practices in the area of civil rights litigation, specializing in representing victims of... (more)

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Civil Rights, Criminal, Government Agencies

Ben Nisenbaum is an associate with the Law Offices of John L. Burris. He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz (1997) and is a graduate... (more)

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Criminal, Employment Discrimination, Government Agencies, Malpractice

John L. Burris formed the Law Offices of John L. Burris in 1985, after several years in private practice with the firm Harris, Alexander, and Burris in Oakland, California. He earned a law degree... (more)

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