Christina Lum is an attorney in the office's Litigation Division. She formerly served as a member of the City Attorney's Neighborhood Law Corps.
During her tenure as a Neighborhood Law Corp attorney, Ms. Lum litigated and secured settlements against several slumlords and negligent business owners, including a $100,000 settlement in a case involving the West Grand Hotel, which was a hub for heroin and cocaine sales in West Oakland for over a decade.
Prior to joining the City Attorney's Office, Ms. Lum served as a Volunteer Attorney for the Fair Housing Law Project, a program of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. In that role, she prepared answers, demurrers and stays of execution for low-income tenants in unlawful detainer actions.
Ms. Lum also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Prosecution Division, Family Crimes Unit and General Crimes Unit for the Attorney General of Guam, where she managed felony and misdemeanor family violence cases for victims of child abuse, sexual assault and labor trafficking.
Ms. Lum received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from U.C. Berkeley. As an undergraduate she participated in Cal’s Study Abroad Program at the University of Hong Kong. She also studied abroad at Bucerius Law School in Germany while earning her law degree from U.C. Hastings.