General Counsel

CBU's Office of the General Counsel provides legal counsel and representation to the university and all its schools, divisions, affiliates, and related entities on a broad range of legal matters affecting the university. The General Counsel's Office serves university trustees, officers, directors, administrators, faculty and staff in their official capacities. The General Counsel's Office is also responsible for hiring and managing outside counsel to represent the university.

Some common matters requiring legal advice include:

• Drafting and reviewing agreements, contracts, licenses and leases
• Interpretation and drafting of legislation, rules, regulations and policies
• Management of litigation
• Response to subpoenas and other requests for documents

Our commitment is to provide the highest quality legal services in a responsible, helpful, and timely manner; to protect and promote the mission and values of the university, including compliance with its obligations and the protection and promotion of its interests; to minimize legal risks and costs; and to address and resolve legal disputes.

We encourage members of the university community to contact us with any legal issues relating to their office or department.

Visit Us

Office of the General Counsel
California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

Contact Us

Adam Burton
Vice President and General Counsel
(951) 343-4286


Juli Pellegrene
Administrative Assistant
(951) 343-4554