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Our Attorneys & Staff

Our Attorneys

Robert H. Tyler, General Counsel

Jennifer L. Bursch, Associate General Counsel

James A. Long, Esq.

James A. LongJames earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from California State University, San Bernardino, and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In law school, James was the Managing Editor of the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Associate Editor of the University of St. Thomas Law Journal, where he published a note titled: Genetic Plastic Surgery: How Neoeugenics Creates a Culture of Stage Moms, 7 U. St. Thomas L.J. 209 (2009).

After graduating law school, James served as an Expert to the Holy See’s Mission to the United Nations in New York City, where he represented the Holy See at the General Assembly. James practiced law as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney and subsequently gained experience in a number of areas of law including construction defect, estate planning, employment law, and complex civil litigation. James is dedicated to litigation to preserving our First Amendment freedoms.

James is an experienced oral advocate at trials and other court proceedings. He has a diverse skill set making him successful in mediations and settlement conferences. James is licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of California, and the Federal District Court for the Central District of California. Summing up how Mr. Long practices law is a quote from Mother Teresa: “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is not yet here. We only have today! Come, let us begin!”


Marty J. Nicholson, Esq.

Marty NicholsonMarty Nicholson holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Central Michigan University, a Masters in Public Administration from San Diego State University, and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Trinity Law School.  Marty interned with Pacific Justice Institute in the Santa Ana office, as well as Open Doors. She also served on Trinity Law School’s Law Journal staff for two years.

Marty has been an advocate for the rights of children and seniors and has been recognized by both the California Senate and Assembly as Citizen of the Month and as Woman of the Year by the Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce.  She has a passion for litigation involving religious liberties and is thankful for the opportunity to serve believers for the greater Glory of God. She quotes the Word of God in stating her calling as an attorney. That is, “to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8

 Nada N. Higuera, Esq.

Nada Higuera earned her Juris Doctorate from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice at California State University, Chico. In law school, Nada was a writer and staff editor for Global Business & Development Law Journal. Nada also received two CALI awards for academic excellence for legal writing and remedies.

Currently, Nada is involved in all aspects of civil litigation at Tyler & Bursch, LLP, including commercial, business, real estate, labor and employment, and religious freedom litigation. Nada is licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of California, and she is a member of the American Bar Association.

Nada is a devoted Christian lawyer and seeks to glorify God in all that she does. She speaks Arabic fluently and is a first generation Palestinian-American.


Nathan R. Klein, Esq.

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Nathan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management Science at California State University, Fullerton. In law school, Nathan clerked for a prominent plaintiff’s attorney during his second and third years of school. In addition, Nathan volunteered at the VITA tax clinic to assist in preparing tax returns for low-income individuals and international students. Nathan is also credited as a research assistant in Joshua A. Douglas’ article titled: A Checklist Manifesto for Election Day: How to Prevent Mistakes at the Polls, 43 Florida State Law Review    (forthcoming 2016).
Currently, Nathan assists clients with estate planning, corporate formation, and asset protection. He also assists in all of Tyler & Bursch’s civil litigation matters, including commercial, real estate, labor and employment, and religious freedom litigation. Nathan is licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of California, as well as the Federal District Court for the Central District of California.

In addition to his work with Tyler & Bursch, Nathan actively provides invaluable research and brief writing assistance to Advocates for Faith and Freedom whenever called upon to help defend religious liberties and freedom.


Administrative Staff

Lori Sanada, Public Relations Coordinator

Joy Lloyd, Legal Assistant

Sue Kenney, Legal Assistant

Kim Johnson, Bookkeeper

Julie Zinni, Bookkeeper