Julia Quesada | Lawyer

Julia N. Quesada

Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy | Associate Attorney

Julia N. Quesada joined Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy in 2021 as an attorney, but she initially started as a Summer Law Clerk in 2017 at the Law Offices of John L. Burris. She returned to the Law Offices of John L. Burris the following summer, 2018, to rekindle her Summer Law Clerk position. She brought energy and a fresh perspective to the law office.

During Julia’s final year at Loyola Law School, she gained invaluable experience. She was a Certified Law Student at the Juvenile Justice Clinic, an initiative of the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy at Loyola Law School. She also externed at ACLU of Southern California, assisting ACLU lawyers demand justice and uphold civil rights. Equipped with this experience, she returned to the Law Offices of John L. Burris in 2019 to work full-time as a Law Clerk.

In 2021, Julia joined Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry, and Lacy LLP as an Associate Attorney. She works out of our Southern California office where she specializes in civil rights litigation. Although she works primarily in Southern California, she represents clients and communities throughout the state. She is driven by a desire to make real, positive change. She wants to be a voice for those who have been temporarily silenced. Julia Quesada uses her law degree, experience, and skill to make the wheels of justice turn a little faster and a little fairer, one case at a time.

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P: (310) 601-7070. Southern California Office
About Julia Quesada
  • Loyola Law School, JD (2019)
  • University of the Pacific, B.A., Psychology, Pre-law Minor (2015)
  • California (2021)
  • U.S. Central District of California
  • U.S. Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Northern District of California
  • U.S. Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas (Pending)
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico (Pending)
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
  • Member, Mexican American Bar Association (MABA)
  • SB 2: A Glimmer of Hope for Accountability in Law Enforcement, Daily Journal, Perspectives (October 27, 2021)
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
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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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