Kristen Burzynski

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GBDH and its attorneys (Barry Goldstein, David Borgen, Linda Dardarian, Laura Ho, et al.) DO NOT represent individuals in bail or criminal proceedings. We DO NOT ask individuals to send us money.

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Kristen A. Burzynski joined Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho in September, 2020. Before GBDH, Ms. Burzynski was a Social Justice Fellow in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, where she worked on a wide range of reforms, and participated in the Mayor’s Marijuana Legalization and Bail Reform Task Forces. She was also a Fellow at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she focused on LGBTQ rights and other civil rights litigation. Additionally, Ms. Burzynski spent two years on the Board of Directors for GSA Network, a nationwide, non-profit, racial and gender justice organization. Before pursuing her legal career, Ms. Burzynski was a middle school teacher and California Teachers’ Union representative. She holds an M.A. in Education Policy from Loyola Marymount University, and a J.D. from the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, where she was awarded highest honors for her pro-bono achievements.

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Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2016
  • M.A., Education Policy, Loyola Marymount University, 2012
  • B.A., cum laude, Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of California, 2020

  • State of New York, 2017

Awards

  • UC Irvine School of Law Pro Bono Highest Honors, 2016

  • Class of 2015 UCI Public Service Fellowship Awardee

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Lawyers’ Guild
  • American Bar Association

Prior Employment

  • Civil Rights Fellow, New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, 2018
  • Litigation Fellow, New York Civil Liberties Union, 2016
  • Legal Extern, National Center for Lesbian Rights, 2015
  • Legal Intern, American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Project, 2015
  • Legal Extern, Public Counsel, 2014
  • Legal Intern, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, 2014