City Attorney Barbara J. Parker has filed a lawsuit charging the leaders of a prominent local real estate and taxi empire with systematically violating the rights of tenants at buildings owned by their family companies.
Oakland Appeals to Ninth Circuit to Hold Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable for Costs of Climate Change
Five major oil companies knew for decades that their products caused climate change and posed "catastrophic" risk, but lied to consumers and continued to make enormous profits
City Attorney and Public Rights Project Launch Partnership to Support Civil Rights, Economic Justice & Environmental Litigation
The Oakland City Attorney' Office and the national nonprofit Public Rights Project have announced a partnership to increase City legal resources for civil rights, economic justice and environmental litigation to protect the rights of all Oaklanders.
About the City Attorney
Barbara J. Parker
Barbara J. Parker is the elected City Attorney of Oakland, CA. She is the recipient of the 2015 Public Lawyer of the Year award from the State Bar of California.
In July 2011, the Oakland City Council appointed Parker to complete the term of the prior City Attorney, and in November 2012, Oakland voters overwhelmingly elected her to serve her first full four-year term.
Voters elected Parker to a second four-year term in November 2016. She ran unopposed.