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 a 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.



Maria Bee is head of the City Attorney's Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division and a member of the office's Executive Team. She has over twenty years of experience in the legal community, both as a practicing attorney and fighting for justice for the most vulnerable populations.

Erin Bernstein

SENIOR Deputy City Attorney

Erin Bernstein serves as Senior Deputy City Attorney within CLCR. She previously served as a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office for more than ten years. She specializes in reproductive rights, First Amendment, public health and privacy-related cases.


Yale Public Interest Fellow

Jaclyn Harris's fellowship focuses on securing Oaklanders’ rights to safe, affordable housing through enforcement of Oakland’s Tenant Protection Ordinance and related policy development. She graduated from Yale Law School in 2016.