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Lina Balciunas Cockrell

Ms. Balciunas Cockrell specializes in public sector labor law, representing police officers, firefighters and other public employees in internal investigations, disciplinary and termination proceedings, grievances, arbitrations, civil litigation, collective bargaining, and in actions before the California Public Employment Relations Board.

Ms. Balciunas Cockrell also has significant civil litigation experience in the state and federal trial courts, including real estate, bankruptcy, business, entertainment and civil family issues.

Prior to law, Ms. Balciunas Cockrell worked for eight years in sports media, including stints with NBC Sports, NBA.com and as a local sports anchor for a CBS affiliate in New England.

CREDENTIALS
Education
-University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D. 2005
-Syracuse University, M.A., Broadcast Journalism 1997
-University of Notre Dame, B.A., American Studies 1996

Affiliations & Memberships
-State Bar of California
-Sacramento County Bar Association

Professional Distinctions
-Extern to the Honorable Rodney Davis, California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District

PRESENTATIONS
Presenter, “Defending Police Misconduct at the Administrative Level,” Police Liability in California, Sacramento (September 9, 2014).

Panelist, “Choosing the Right Legal Career,” UC Davis School of Law (August 2007).

PUBLICATIONS
Contributing author, The Labor Beat Blog, and The Labor Beat, Messing Adam’s quarterly publication highlighting topics germane to public sector labor employees.

Coauthor, “California Supreme Court Approves Vastly Expanded Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards,” AIR Waves, the newsletter of AIR Commercial Real Estate Association (September 2008).