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Otis McGee

Chief Assistant City Attorney / Litigation Division

Otis McGee is head of the City Attorney's Litigation Division and a member of the office's Executive Team.

Mr. McGee has nearly four decades of legal experience. He attended UC Berkeley Law School after serving as a police officer in Pacifica and as an investigator for the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office.  In 1980, McGee co-founded the firm Ocampo, Millner & McGee.  Following several mergers the firm became Alexander, Millner & McGee, at one time the largest minority-owned firm in in the country, with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia. Mr. McGee served as Managing Partner throughout the firm’s tenure. 

Mr. McGee most recently served as a Partner and Senior Trial Attorney at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP. He joined Sheppard Mullin as a partner in 1997. His areas of expertise include labor and employment, products liability, environmental and toxics matters and general commercial litigation.  He has substantial jury trial experience, including work for the City of Oakland, and has conducted numerous investigations for both public and private entities.  In the products liability and consumer warranty arenas, he has represented manufacturers of automobiles and light trucks, consumer products, industrial equipment, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.


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