Chris Dean | Lawyer

Christopher A. Dean

Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy | Attorney

Christopher A. Dean joined Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy as an attorney at the end of 2021. Previously, he clerked for the Law Offices of John L. Burris in 2020, at which time he exhibited great passion for the law and unparalleled perseverance. He is committed to pursuing justice and helping our clients receive the compensation and remedies they deserve when their rights have been violated or have otherwise been wrongfully harmed.

Christopher chooses to use the law as a tool to empower, build, and protect the people that make up our communities in California and beyond. As an active member of the community and prior to joining BNCL, Christopher worked, interned, and volunteered on and for numerous causes, like poverty alleviation and juvenile criminal justice. His mission in life aligns well with our vision at Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy.

Working out of our Oakland office, Christopher is ready to help his colleagues and clients throughout the greater metropolitan area.

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About Chris Dean
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, JD (2020)
  • Connecticut College, B.A., Government and Legal Studies (2015)
  • Minnesota (2021)
  • Illinois (Pending)
  • Board Member, Posse Foundation (2022 - Present)
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) (2021 - Present)
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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