Barbara J. Parker has served as the City Attorney of Oakland since 2011. She is deeply committed to improving public safety, securing equal opportunity and justice for all Oaklanders, and ensuring City Hall operates in a transparent, honest, and fair manner. Read more about City Attorney Parker.
The legal work of the City Attorney’s Office falls into two main areas:
The Advisory Division, overseen by Chief Assistant City Attorney Ryan Richardson, provides advice and counsel on a broad range of issues to other City of Oakland agencies.
The General and Complex Litigation Division and the Affirmative Litigation, Enforcement and Innovation Division, overseen by Chief Assistant City Attorney Maria Bee, manages affirmative litigation brought by the Oakland City Attorney against outside actors, and represents the city when lawsuits are brought against the City of Oakland.
Read more about the Office of the City Attorney here.