Leadership

Portrait of Barbara J. Parker

Barbara J. Parker

City Attorney

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.

Parker is the first and only African American woman elected to citywide office in Oakland.

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