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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 23 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 four divisions: Departmental Counsel, Litigation, Harbor, and Workers' Compensation and has an operating budget of approximately 9.9 million dollars for fiscal year 2016. 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

LA County jury found that the Long Beach Police Dept. selected the most qualified applicant when it selected another police officer over the plaintiff, Wendy Starbird.
Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Barry P. Goode issued his final opinion in the case challenging the Port of Los Angeles's approval of BNSF Railway's Southern California International Gateway pro...
Court of Appeal upheld lower court's order dismissing class-action lawsuit brought by two Medical Marijuana dispensaries
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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.

Please see Press Release

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