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Charles Parkin


Welcome to the Long Beach City Attorney's homepage. On June 3, 2014, I was elected as Long Beach City Attorney to a four year term. It is my honor to serve as the City Attorney with this outstanding staff of 64 employees, including 20 attorneys. This office is committed to serving the citizens of Long Beach by providing the City with proactive, timely and accurate legal services.

The City Attorney's Office is comprised of five divisions: Departmental Counsel, Litigation, Harbor, Workers' Compensation and Administration and has an operating budget of approximately 9.4 million dollars for fiscal year 2015. The office is the sole and exclusive legal advisor of the City, City Council and all City commissions, committees, officers and employees.

You are encouraged to review this website, as it is designed with you, the citizen, in mind. Since this is your City Attorney's office, please feel free to comment on any aspect of our work or this website.

With best regards,
Charles Parkin

Press Releases

City of Long Beach, Gomez Trial Attorneys, Baron & Budd filed the seventh lawsuit of its kind against Monsanto for PCB contamination of Long Beach’s city storm water and the Port of Long Beach.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael P. Vicencia today dismissed a lawsuit filed by the brother of a man who was fatally shot by Long Beach police officers in August 2012.
A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge today dismissed the lawsuits of two Long Beach police officers who alleged that the police department carried on a campaign of retaliation against them.
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Workers' Compensation
Excels in State Audit

Workers' Compensation Claims Division received high marks for its handling of the City's workers' compensation claims.

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Ethics Handbook

The City Attorney Office has recently issued an updated version of the handbook, "Ethics Guide: Long Beach City Officials & Employees".

View the Ethics Handbook