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1600 Truxtun Avenue, 4th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Office: (661) 326-3721
Fax: (661)852-2020




City Attorney's Office

VIRGINIA “Ginny” GENNARO — City Attorney
Ginny received her undergraduate degree (Business Management) and law degree from Santa Clara University. Prior to joining the Bakersfield City Attorney’s Office, she worked locally in private practice for over seven years where she handled a variety of general business litigation matters. In 1995, she began her work as a municipal attorney. Over the years, she has been the primary attorney for the Bakersfield Police Department, the Recreation & Parks Department, the City Clerk, and the Planning and Subdivision sections within the City. Her appointment as City Attorney began on November 1, 2003. Ginny is married to Sean Farley, a teacher at Garces Memorial High School.

JOSHUA H. RUDNICK - Deputy City Attorney
Joshua joined the office in September 2007.  Prior to joining the City Attorney's Office, he worked 10 years for the Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc., practicing in the areas of fair housing, public housing, family and immigration law.  Joshua received his undergraduate degree in political science from UCLA, and a M.A. degree in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University.  Joshua earned his law degree from the California Western School of Law.

ANDREW (“ANDY”) HEGLUND – Deputy City Attorney
Andy joined the office in October 2011 after spending four years at Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP here in Bakersfield in its litigation and transactional departments, and brief time with the Law Office of Craig D. Braun.  Before returning to Bakersfield in 2007, Andy worked at Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols in Los Angeles in its litigation department.  He graduated from Regent University School of Law in Virginia in 2002 and earned a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Tabernacle Baptist Theological Seminary in Virginia and an undergraduate degree from Pensacola Christian College in Florida.  Andy is the primary attorney for the Planning and Public Works Departments.

RICHARD IGER – Deputy City Attorney
Richard joined the office in 2011. He was born and raised in Bakersfield. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from California State University, Bakersfield and obtained his law degree from University of Miami. Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office, he worked 2 years practicing parole defense as a contract attorney. 

DEBBIE LUND — Legal Secretary
Debbie joined the office in 1996 as a legal secretary. Prior to joining the City Attorney's Office, she worked locally as a legal secretary. Debbie has been a notary for the City since 2000.  Debbie earned her Attorney Assistant Certificate from CSUB.

LINDA COHEN — Legal Secretary
Linda joined the office in 1998 as a receptionist and was elevated to Legal Secretary in 1999. Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office, she worked as a legal secretary on the east coast for 10 years. Linda earned her Attorney Assistant Certificate from CSUB.

VICTORIA GOMEZ — Legal Secretary
Victoria joined the office in January, 2007 as a legal secretary. Prior to joining the City Attorney's office, she worked in Los Angeles County as a legal secretary for a private firm. Vicky started out as a receptionist in the private sector and was promoted to legal secretary. She has 22 years experience in the legal field.

ANDREW CADRIEL - Accounting Clerk
Andrew joined the office in February, 2007.  Prior to joining the City Attorney’s office, he worked as an Accounting Technician for Community Action Partnership of Kern.  Andrew has also worked as a Fiscal Assistant for Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District.  He has 12 years experience in the accounting field and earned his Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting from Heald College in June of 1996.

Theresa joined the office in November 2007.  Prior to joining the City Attorney’s office, she was a temp employee in the Risk Management Dept.  Work history includes 10 years for State Farm Insurance as a Data Entry Typist Clerk, Receptionist and Administration Assistant in the Agency Development Program.  Also, another 19 years with AT&T Communications/Pacific Bell Company. Theresa earned her Associate of Art Degree in Child Development from Bakersfield College.