K. Chike Odiwe | Lawyer

K. Chike Odiwe

Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy | Attorney

K. Chike Odiwe started his legal career at the Law Offices of John L. Burris in 2017 and has continued to work with civil rights attorney John L. Burris and other partners as they joined forces to form Burris Nisenbaum Curry & Lacy, LLP in 2022. Chike brings to BNCL a strong desire to excel and to advance our mission upholding equal rights and equal treatment for all.

Chike’s performance in law school is testimony to his hard work ethic and his skill to take on challenges with a refreshing zest to win. He received a CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Avanced Torts and was a finalist in the Appellate Advocacy Competition. He was also a member of the Moot Court Board while maintaining the Dean’s List and specializing in litigation. Chike’s excellence in law school has carried over into his legal career.

As a relatively young attorney focusing on serious issues that impact members of our community on a daily basis, Chike demonstrates a proclivity to craft solid arguments and litigate when negotiations will result in unfavorable outcomes.

With his specialization in litigation, Chike Odiwe is ready to skillfully strategize, to creatively negotiate, and to fight for justice and fairness in and through our court system.

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P: (510) 839-5200 Northern California Office
About K. Chike Odiwe
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, JD (2016)
  • St. John’s University, B.A., English (2011)
  • California, 2017
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Central District of California
  • U.S. Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Northern District of California
  • U.S. Southern District of California
Case Results

Reginald Oliver v. City of Oakland

Oakland Police keep fabricating evidence and lying about minorities to arrest and prosecute them for supposed “gang” crimes, in violation of a settlement that prohibits …

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Named plaintiff Reginald Oliver claims the Oakland PD continues violating the Constitution, in defiance of the settlement in Delphine Allen e al. v. City of Oakland, USDC No. C-00-4599 TEH, also known as "The Riders" litigation. Read Full Course
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Jane Smith v. City of Oakland

Racial profiling of Asian women by police officer resulting in a class action complaint for damages, declaratory and injunctive relief

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Finding evidence about defendant's post-conviction parole violation unfairly prejudicial "since the jury could have construed that parole violation as character evidence in violation of Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b)" Read Full Course
Rodney King
Rodney King v. City of Los Angeles

Rodney King has filed a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to have Judge John G. Davies disqualified from presiding at the trial of …

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Rodney King waited too long to file a malpractice suit against the first of 27 lawyers who represented him in connection with the infamous beating he suffered from Los Angeles police in 1991, this district’s Court of Appeal ruled yesterday. The ruling by Div. Two affirmed Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann Kough’s grant of summary judgment to Steven Lerman. King earlier this year dismissed his appeal of Kough’s ruling in favor of two other lawyers sued in the case, Federico Sayre and John Burris. Read Full Course
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Civil rights lawyer John Burris confronts police narratives

Written by Janie Har, AP researcher Rhonda Shafner also contributed to this report. To read on AP News click here OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Before …

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