Speaker Profile

Tim Burr

Director of Public Policy


Timothy Burr Jr. is the Director of Public Policy for Lyft, a ride-sharing company operating in over 300 markets across all 50 U.S. states. He is responsible for Lyft’s public policy and political strategy for all Lyft’s western markets in North America.

Prior to joining Lyft, Timothy served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for six years. He prosecuted over 30 jury trials to verdict as lead trial attorney; with convictions for first degree murder, and the attempted murder of a peace officer. He also served on the District Attorney’s Legislative Committee, making policy recommendations on pending legislation in California regarding law enforcement and criminal justice issues.

Prior to law school, Timothy worked in the United States Senate for both Senator Dianne Feinstein (D- CA) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D- MI). During law school, he served as a legal fellow at the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, and externed for Superior Court Judge Judge Brian C. Walsh.

Timothy currently sits on the San Francisco Bar Association Barrister’s Club Board of Directors, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where he grew up.

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