Sarah P. Burdick

Deputy County Counsel

Sarah Burdick joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2019 and is a member of its Labor and Employment team. Sarah advises County departments in all aspects of labor and employment law and represents the County before the County Personnel Board, the Public Employment Relations Board, and private arbitrators.

 Sarah’s professional expertise includes:

  • Labor/employment law
  • California Public Safety Officers Procedural Bills of Rights Act
  • Employee performance improvement, discipline, and discharge
  • Workplace investigations
  • Public safety use of force laws


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2006
  • University of California, San Diego, B.S., 2002

Prior Experience

  • Senior Associate at Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver (2012-2019)
  • Judge Pro Tem for San Mateo County Superior Court (2014-2019)
  • Deputy District Attorney for County of San Mateo (2007-2012)

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