Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney



Martha Cardenas


Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney

Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division

Neighborhood Law Corps

Martha Cardenas Delgadillo is an attorney in the Neighborhood Law Corps, part of the City Attorney’s Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division.

Prior to joining the Neighborhood Law Corps, Martha was a Legal Fellow at Public Rights Project. During her time at Public Rights Project, Martha cowrote amicus briefs supporting public interest litigationincluding briefs supporting state and local eviction moratoriums and misclassification suits against gig companies. Martha was significantly involved in Public Rights Project’s worker rights advocacy and coled investigations against the misclassification of workers in the gig economy.

During law school, Martha worked with the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant helping asylum seekers apply for asylum and coled the California Asylum Representation Clinic at Berkeley Law. She was also a clinical student with the Housing Unit at the East Bay Community Law Center where she represented tenants in unlawful detainer actions.

Martha received her Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016 and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2020.