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.
A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, and Boalt Law School, Ms. Bee’s commitment to justice in the Bay Area has led her to various positions within the San Francisco and Oakland communities.
Ms. Bee leads the Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division which includes teams that 1. focus on civil and human rights issues, 2. bring affirmative litigation to investigate and pursue violations of City building, fire and health and safety codes, and 3. address crime and public nuisance.
Before taking this post, Ms. Bee served as the Chief of the Victim Services Division of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. In this role, she was responsible for providing critical services to victims of crime in San Francisco.
Ms. Bee is a member of a number of organizations, including the Charles Houston Bar Association, the Alameda County Bar Association, where she serves on the Lawyer Referral Service committee, the Earl Warren Inn of Court and La Casa de Las Madres, where she is Board Chair.