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Organization

The Oakland City Attorney's Office is organized into four legal divisions, an operations/support team and an Executive Team headed by City Attorney Barbara J. Parker.

See our Organizational Chart

City Attorney Barbara J. Parker

Jamie Smith / Executive Assistant to the City Attorney

Executive Team

Chief Assistant City Attorney Doryanna Moreno / Advisory Division

Chief Assistant City Attorney Maria Bee / Litigation Divisions

Special Counsel Ryan Richardson / Labor & Employment Division

Special Counsel David Pereda / General & Complex Litigation Division

Chief Operations Officer Dara Wiseman / Operations Team

Advisory Division
Division Head Doryanna Moreno, Chief Assistant City Attorney

Land Use & Planning Unit
Supervisor: Special Counsel Bijal Patel
Brian Mulry
Jordan Flanders

Real Estate Unit
Supervisor: Special Counsel Bijal Patel
Vincent Brown
JoAnne Dunec

General Government & Finance Unit
Supervisor: Jennifer Logue
Michael Smith
Celso Ortiz

Amber Macaulay
Mitesh Bhakta

General Public Safety & Code Enforcement Unit
Supervisor: Deputy City Attorney Laura Lane
Amadis Sotelo

Kent Qian
Ubaldo Fernandez
Oliver Luby
Braz Shabrell

General & Complex Litigation Division (Defense)
Division Head Maria Bee, Chief Assistant City Attorney

General & Complex Litigation
Supervisor: David Pereda

Supervising Deputy City Attorneys:
Jamilah Jefferson

Kevin McLaughlin

Deputy City Attorneys:
Christina Lum

Ben Patterson
Michael Quirk  
Han Tran

Law & Motion / Writs & Appeals Unit
Selia Warren
Cynthia Stein

Labor & Employment Division
Division Head Ryan Richardson, Special Counsel

General Labor & Employment
Caryl Casden
Allison Dibley
Harveen Gill
Veronica Harris

Oakland Police Departmental Counsel
Supervisor: Deputy City Attorney Brigid Martin
Tricia Hynes

Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division
Division Head Maria Bee, Chief Assistant City Attorney

Community Lawyering & Civil Rights Unit
Supervisor: Deputy City Attorney Zoe Savitsky
Malia McPherson

Housing Justice Initiative
Scott Hugo, Housing Justice Attorney

Neighborhood Law Corps
David Gomez
Jaclyn Harris
Axell Hernandez
Alynia Phillips
Zarah Rahman