» About Us

Celena Chen

Deputy City Attorney / Advisory Division

Celena Chen is a member of the Land Use & Planning Unit, and counsels clients on all aspects of development, including environmental review, planning and zoning, Subdivision Map Act, regulatory permitting and telecommunications issues.

Prior to joining the Office of the City Attorney, Ms. Chen served as Senior Attorney at the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (now Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure), where she advised the Agency Commission on complex real estate negotiations and redevelopment law, and as a member of Nossaman LLP’s Environment and Land Use Practice Group, where she focused on natural resources, environmental permitting and compliance counseling.

Ms. Chen received a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. 


Contact Us


Contact Info & Directions

Main phone: (510) 238-3601

Main fax: (510) 238-6500

directions & more contact info


Legal Resources

Org Charts

Organization and contact information for attorneys and staff in the City Attorney's Office.

more information


Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Current job opportunities, deadlines and application forms.

more information