Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney





Housing Justice Attorney

Affirmative Litigation, Innovation, and Enforcement Division

Housing Justice Initiative

Zarah Rahman is a Housing Justice Attorney in the City Attorney’s General and Affirmative Litigation, Innovation, and Enforcement Division.  Ms. Rahman uses litigation and other legal tools to enforce local tenant protection laws and to secure housing justice for Oakland residents.

Previously, Ms. Rahman was an attorney in the City Attorney’s Neighborhood Law Corps unit, focusing on improving quality of life in Oakland neighborhoods by addressing issues such as substandard housing, public safety, and human trafficking. Before joining the City Attorney’s Office, Ms. Rahman worked at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto in the Housing Program, where she represented tenants in unlawful detainer actions and in habitability and rent petitions before local government agencies.

From 2016 to 2017, Ms. Rahman was a judicial law clerk for Judge Marsha Berzon of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Rahman worked for a nonprofit organization in the field of global public health.

Ms. Rahman received her law degree from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She received her B.A. in Development Studies from Brown University.