News & Events

News & Events


September 28,2017

Burke, Williams & Sorensen and its Employees Raise More Than $40,000 to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

Traci I. Park, John J. Welsh

Burke attorneys and employees rallied together to raise funds for over 20 different charities to aid in the effort to provide relief to those affected by recent hurricanes.

January 11, 2017

Burke, Williams & Sorensen Names Three New Owners

Gregory R. Aker, Susan E. Bloch, Anna C. Shimko, John J. Welsh

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, announced that it has named 3 new owners from its partnership ranks, effective January 1, 2017.  The new owners are Gregory R. Aker (Oakland), Susan E. Bloch (Oakland), and Anna C. Shimko (San Francisco). 

November 2016

Burke Attorneys will Present at CALPELRA's 41st Annual Training Conference - Play hard. Play fair. Play together.

Daphne M. Anneet, Timothy L. Davis, Traci I. Park, Katy A. Suttorp, Kelly A. Trainer, Samantha W. Zutler

Several Burke attorneys are presenting again at this year's CALPELRA conference.  Be sure to stop by and visit us in our booth!

June 9, 2016

Burke Included in "BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2016"

The BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2016 report is out. Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP is one of only 55 law firms recommended by top legal decision makers to their peers for its client service for 2 years in a row.

June 2, 2016


Burke, Williams & Sorensen is saddened to share that James T. Bradshaw, Jr. passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016.


March 25, 2019

Panel Speaker, Data Alone is Not CEQA Analysis

Stephen E. Velyvis

Between the internet of things, sophisticated modeling, and a new generation of data hounds, we can generate all sorts of data about nearly anything. Unfortunately, tables of data and charts are all but meaningless without context. Analysis is the process of applying data to answer a question. All too often in CEQA documents we find that the data is provided, but the analysis is lacking. This session will provide examples of appropriately using data to address the CEQA thresholds and answer the question. This session will cover what constitutes substantial evidence, and how it should be presented in the analysis to best support the CEQA findings.