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Sean D. De Burgh

Partner, Roseville

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Sean De Burgh is a partner with Cole Huber LLP, servicing clients out of both the Roseville and Ontario offices.  Sean specializes primarily in municipal law and public entity defense.  He serves as outside litigation counsel for the California State University system, and provides advice and litigation counsel for many of the firm’s municipal clients including the City of Stockton, City of Ontario, Madera County, and San Joaquin County.

As a litigator, Sean has significant experience handling cases involving employment/labor (management side), premises liability, police defense, and general liability issues.

Sean also has considerable experience servicing his clients on a broad range of estate planning needs, including:  living trusts and wills; powers of attorney and advance health care directives; trust administration; probate; trust and probate litigation.  He is routinely invited to speak before organizations on the basics of estate planning and probate.

Upon graduating from Brigham Young University, Sean received his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  At McGeorge, he was a finalist in regional Client Counseling competitions, and earned honors in Persuasive Legal Writing.  He was also on the Dean’s Honor Roll.

Sean is a frequent presenter on a wide range of legal subjects to clients and industry associations across the state.  Below is a list of his most recent engagements:

  • “Conducting the People’s Business: California Municipal Law,” Placer County Legal Professionals’ Association, January 14, 2014
  • “Fundamentals of Estate Planning,” Sacramento County Farm Bureau, August 14, 2014
  • “At-Large Voting and the Rising Tide of VRA Claims,” CA Special District Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 5, September–October 2014
  • “Voting Rights Act:  Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going,” League of California Cities, City Attorneys’ 2015 Spring Conference, May 8, 2015
  • “Attorney’s Fees in Actions Against Public Entities: Strategies to Reduce or Defeat Plaintiffs’ Fee Claims and Potentially Recover Your Own Fees,” Public Agency Risk Managers Association (PARMA), 2016 Annual Conference, February 24, 2016
  • “Disruptive Behavior at Board Meetings:  Balancing the Constitutional Rights of Citizens with the Duty to Conduct Meetings in an Orderly Manner,” CSDA GM Leadership Summit, July 14, 2015
  • “Disruptive Behavior at Board Meetings:  Balancing the Constitutional Rights of Citizens with the Duty to Conduct Meetings in an Orderly Manner,” CSDA Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase, September 24, 2015
  • “Voting Rights Act:  Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going,” CSDA Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase, October 11, 2016
  • “Disruptive Behavior at Board Meetings:  Balancing the Constitutional Rights of Citizens with the Duty to Conduct Meetings in an Orderly Manner,” CSDA GM Leadership Summit, June 27, 2017
  • “Attorney’s Fees in Actions Against Public Entities: Strategies to Reduce or Defeat Plaintiffs’ Fee Claims and Potentially Recover Your Own Fees,” Public Agency Risk Managers Association (PARMA) Sacramento Chapter Meeting, October 25, 2017
  • “Disruptive Behavior at Board Meetings:  Balancing the Constitutional Rights of Citizens with the Duty to Conduct Meetings in an Orderly Manner,” CSDA CSDA Board Secretary/Clerk Conference, October 24, 2017
  • “Employment Law Update,” California Association for Park & Recreation Districts (CAPRD) Annual Conference, June 1, 2018

Bar Admissions

  • California Bar: 2009
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California