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Kenneth Chike Odiwe

Civil rights Attorney at Oakland, CA

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also known as K. Chike Odiwe, Chike Odiwe

  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

Kenneth Chike Odiwe is a skilled attorney with extensive experience in Civil Rights and Personal Injury litigation.

He primarily focuses on representing clients in Civil Rights cases. Some of the areas of expertise he covers include:

Police Misconduct: Mr. Odiwe is well-versed in handling cases related to police brutality, excessive force, officer-involved shootings, and custodial deaths. He also specializes in cases involving restraint asphyxia, positional asphyxia, excessive tasing, baton strikes, beanbag shotgun use, and 40mm rubber rounds.

Medical Care: Chike Odiwe has a deep understanding of cases that involve inadequate or denied medical care, as well as interference with familial relationships. He is experienced in handling wrongful death actions and survival actions.

Negligence and Emotional Distress: Mr. Odiwe is adept at handling cases of police negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and various violations of state and federal laws such as the Bane Act, Unruh Act, and Ralph Act.

Chike Odiwe is proficient in dealing with cases that involve violations of the United States Constitution, including Fourth Amendment Rights and Fourteenth Amendment Rights.

Other Areas of Expertise: Mr. Odiwe is also experienced in handling cases related to battery by a peace officer, malicious prosecution, false arrest, false imprisonment, wrongful conviction, unreasonable chokeholds, sexual abuse by a peace officer, total appendage restraint position (TARP), unreasonable hobble or hogtie, and K-9 attacks.


Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy, LLP
7677 Oakport St Ste 1120
Oakland, CA, 94621

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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2024
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Working with Chike was a very positive experience. This was my first experience in having an attorney represent me on a civil rights issue. Chike made the experience a smooth one. Chike kept me abreast of the situation along the way, and gave me his opinion on the best course of action. He gave me reassurance that we would come to a fair outcome, and we certainly did. I would highly recommend him to family and friends. I will certainly seek Chike's expertise for any future legal matters.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy, LLP
  • 2022 - 2024
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of John L. Burris
  • 2017 - 2022


  • Golden Gate Univ SOL
  • N/A
  • St John's Univ
  • N/A


  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2022 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in California
  • Daily Journal
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Bar Association
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • National Bar Association
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
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  • Daily Journal
  • Private Prisons in America: Punishment for Profit
  • 2024
  • American Bar Association Journal
  • Restraint or Constraint: Accountability and Reform in Police Use of Potentially Dangerous Restraint Techniques
  • 2023

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Oakland Civil rights Lawyer Kenneth Chike Odiwe
Kenneth Chike Odiwe
Civil rights Attorney
Oakland, CA
Licensed for 6 years
Free Consultation