Allison E. Burns

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Allison E. Burns is a shareholder in Stradling's Public Law practice group.

Allison has particular experience in local agency governance matters, civil rights litigation, eminent domain, general real estate litigation, contract disputes, and construction disputes.

Featured Experience

  • Defended City in Constitutional Challenge to Legislative Invocation Policy

    Defended city in a challenge filed in federal district court and appealed to the 9th Circuit alleging that the city’s policy of allowing all denominations to provide an invocation consistent with their beliefs at the beginning of city council meetings violated the United States and California Constitutions.

  • Defended City in Federal Civil Rights Litigation

    Defended city in connection with a federal civil rights lawsuit, an investigation and administrative complaint by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) related to claims of racial discrimination in connection with the enforcement of the federal rules governing the Section 8 program within city.

  • Defended Redevelopment Agency and City in Foreclosure Litigation

    Defended redevelopment agency in state and federal litigation relating to foreclosure of real property owned by nonprofit corporation, claims of interference by city and redevelopment agency and various tort and fraud claims.


  • University of California, Davis, J.D., 1998
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A., 1995, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, recipient, Marder Essay Award (honors thesis)

Memberships & Associations

Bar Admissions

  • California