The Dhaliwal brothers' attorneys have made clear from the beginning that they intended to sue the city, and these claims are the procedural first stepBrothers file claim for S.F. tiger attack Mar 29, 2008
The marriage exclusion tells lesbians and gay men that they are less worthy than child abusers, or sex offenders, or convicts in prison for murderMarriage battle goes to Calif. high court Apr 03, 2007
The Oakdale Mob is a public menace that has terrorized the community for too long with murders, carjackings, robberies and drug dealing, and the community is demanding a responseSan Francisco targets gang's turf Oct 23, 2006
When it became clear that governmental entities were going to be excluded from the consumer class action, it was incumbent on all of us to do whatever possible to protect our various municipalitiesCalif. cities, counties sue Microsoft Aug 28, 2004
I am concerned the prominent use of the immunity claims to advertise a sugar-laden chocolate cereal like Cocoa Krispies may mislead and deceive parents of young childrenCocoa Krispies' immunity claim challenged Nov 02, 2009
Dennis Herrera is City Attorney of San Francisco, best known for his court action in favor of gay marriage, including against Proposition 8. He was re-elected as City Attorney in 2009 with 96 percent of the vote. In August of 2010 he announced that he will run for Mayor of San Francisco in the November 2011 election.
Born November 6, 1962 in Bay Shore, New York, Herrera grew up in the nearby Long Island community of Glen Cove. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and went on to earn his JD from the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, DC. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1989 and served as a Deputy City Attorney.
In 1993, Herrera was appointed Chief of Staff for the US Maritime Administration in Washington, DC. After helping run an office with 1,100 employees, he went back into private practice in San Francisco as a partner in the maritime law firm of Kelly, Gill, Sherburne & Herrera. He was appointed to the SF Transportation Commission by-then Mayor Willie Brown and eventually became a Police Commissioner. He was voted the President of the Commission after just one year.