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Jodie Smith

Public Ethics Commissioner, 6/22/2017 - 1/21/2020

Jodie Smith is an attorney with Moscone Emblidge & Otis LLP in San Francisco. She specializes in resolving civil disputes, especially public law issues. She was a fellow in the California Attorney General’s Civil Law Division, a clerk in the Oakland City Attorney’s Office, and an extern for the Honorable Joseph C. Spero, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. Prior to practicing law, Jodie worked in and around state government as the Public Policy Director for Texans Care for Children, an analyst in the Texas House of Representatives, a public servant in two agencies, and an adjunct instructor in Government at Austin Community College.

Ms. Smith graduated from Texas Christian University in political science and continued on to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for a Master of Public Policy degree. She later moved to California, where she obtained her law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law. Ms. Smith chairs the Civic & Judicial Appointments Committee of the Queen’s Bench Bar Association and represents young people in school expulsion matters with Legal Services for Children.

Subcommittees: Ad hoc Complaint Procedures

Email Address: ethicscommission@oaklandca.gov

Phone Number: (510) 238-3593