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Jocelyn Burton

Jocelyn  Burton

1939 Harrison Street
Suite 924
Oakland, California 94612
United States

Telephone: (510) 318-6316
Facsimile: (510) 473-3672
Firm: Burton Employment Law
Practice Overview:
Burton Mousseau LLP is a San Francisco Bay Area law firm which provides employment counseling and litigation services. We provide legal services to clients in all bay area cities and counties including San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, Antioch, Pittsburg, Richmond, San Jose, Vallejo and Palo Alto.
Burton Mousseau has an in-depth understanding of the unique of the employment laws in California. Founded by Jocelyn Burton and Laurel Mousseau, we have over thirty-five years of collective legal experience and have litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts.
The attorneys at Burton Mousseau have a vast and varied experience ranging from administrative employment matters to large federal court matters with multiple plaintiffs and potential damages ranging in the millions.
Both partners pride themselves on their extensive experience in counseling businesses and individuals to avoid litigation, as well as resolving employment cases through litigation and negotiated settlement. Whether involved in counseling or litigation, Burton Mousseau brings an aggressive, but yet pragmatic and strategic approach to addressing our clients’ legal needs. As a result, Burton Mousseau provides our clients with efficiently delivered, effective legal services. Contact us now to discuss your employment issues.


Professional Profile:
Jocelyn Burton is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney with over 21 years of experience. For over eleven years, Ms. Burton was an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of the California. During her tenure there, she served as both deputy chief and chief of the civil division. As civil chief, she was the first or second line supervisor to 19 attorneys, 6 paralegals and 19 other support staff and she was responsible for managing the civil division and the approximately 1500 civil cases pending annually. Ms. Burton handled hundreds of civil affirmative and defensive cases for federal departments and agencies. She was counsel of record in cases resulting in over twenty published decisions in federal court. In addition, Ms. Burton litigated over 80 civil appeals before the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In her practice at various size law firms and the federal government, Ms. Burton has litigated numerous cases involving claims of various types of discrimination, including age, race, religion, disability, sex, national origin, as well as harassment and retaliation claims.

UndergraduateWake Forest UniversityB.A.1980
LawUniversity of ChicagoJ.D.1988
OtherUniversity of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public AffairsMPA1983

Affiliations & Memberships:
• The State Bar of California, 1988
• The North Carolina State Bar, 2006
• California Courts
• North Carolina Courts
• United States District Court, Northern District of California
• United States District Court, Eastern District of California
• United States District Court, Central District of California
• United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
• United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
• American Bar Association
• Alameda County Bar Association
• Santa Clara County Bar Association
• California Minority Counsel Program
• California Employment Lawyer’s Association
• Earl Warren American Inn of Court
• Wake Forest University Board of Trustees
• GroundSpark, Board of Directors