Xiomara Serrano | Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Xiomara M. Serrano

Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy | Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Xiomara M. Serrano joined Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy in 2021 as a legal assistant/paralegal. As a Political Science and Spanish dual major from University of California at Riverside, Serrano is an integral part of the staff. Her Spanish skills benefit clients and her background in political science informs her work and the legal support she provides in civil rights law.

Prior to joining Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy, Xiomara was a legal assistant at ME Lawyers, a personal injury firm. She also developed an interest in public service while working on two campaigns in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. In 2019, she interned for Ronaldo Fierro’s Campaign for Riverside City Council Ward and, in 2018, interned for Karen Spiegel’s campaign for Riverside County Supervisor in 2018––both of whom ran on platforms to improve their communities.

Xiomara Serrano enjoys helping others through service and the law. She is considering law school in the near future, but in the meantime will continue to support the legal team at Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy and our valued clients.

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About Xiomara Serrano
  • University of California at Riverside, B.A., Political Science and Spanish (2020)
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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