Assemblyman Rob Bonta has named social attorney Pamela Price the 18th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year for her “social justice advocacy, her continued service to Alameda County and the City of Oakland, and her lifetime of protecting the civil rights of all Californians.”
Every year since 2004, Price has been named one of the top 5 percent of Northern California’s “Super Lawyers” by San Francisco Magazine.
A graduate of Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), she worked as a Criminal Defender in San Francisco and founded her own firm in Oakland in 1991. She is one of a handful of African American women who has argued a case in the United States Supreme Court.
The California Assembly’s Woman of the Year event is held each year during Women’s History Month to celebrate the contributions to society made by remarkable women throughout California, sponsored by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.