Kristen Aleen Burzynski joined Reich Adell & Cvitan in 2022. She represents clients in state and federal labor and employment litigation.
Prior to joining Reich Adell & Cvitan, Ms. Burzynski represented employees and tenants in complex class action litigation as an associate at a San Francisco Bay Area law firm.
Before moving to California, 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 policy initiatives and participated in the Mayor’s Marijuana Legalization and Bail Reform Task Forces. Before that, she was a Fellow at the ACLU of New York, where she focused on LGBTQ rights and other civil rights litigation.
In law school, Ms. Burzynski was the president of the Orange County Human Rights Association and OutLaw—the LGBTQ law students’ association. She served as Professor Stephen Lee’s Research Assistant, and as a Teaching Assistant for the 1L Legal Research and Writing Course. Ms. Burzynski was a moot court semi-finalist. She also participated in UCI Law’s Civil Rights Litigation and International Human Rights Clinics, where she submitted a petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of a Guantanamo Bay detainee held for seven years without evidence.
Before pursuing law, Ms. Burzynski was a middle school math & science teacher, and a proud Oakland Education Association Representative (an affiliate of the California Teachers Association and the National Education Association).
In addition to her career, Ms. Burzynski spent two years on the Board of Directors for GSA Network, a nationwide, school-based, non-profit racial and gender justice organization. Ms. Burzynski also volunteered for two years as the Oakland Community Organizer for VDAY, a global, non-profit movement to end violence against women and girls.
University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2016, J.D.
UC Irvine School of Law Highest Honors, 2016
Most Pro Bono Hours in Graduating Class, 2016
Class of 2015 Public Service Fellowship Awardee
Education Policy, Loyola Marymount University, 2012, M.A.
Magna cum laude
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010, M.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
National Lawyers’ Guild
American Bar Association