Everett W. Jenkins Jr.


Title: Senior Assistant City Attorney
Company: City of Richmond, California
Location: Fairfield, California, United States

Everett W. Jenkins Jr., Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Richmond, California, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in legal services.

With nearly 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Jenkins has served as the senior assistant city attorney for the City of Richmond, CA, since 2005, having been interim city attorney since 2004, assistant city attorney from 1984 to 2004, board attorney from 1981 to 1990, and deputy city attorney from 1981 to 1984. Prior to obtaining these roles, he was a board attorney for the Richmond Housing Authority from 1992 to 1999 and an advisory attorney and authority attorney with the West Contra Costa Solid Waste Management Authority from 1988 to 2005. From 1987 to 1988, he was on the board of directors and public member of the Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission, having been a legal representative for the technology advisory committee from 1986 to 1987 and an authority attorney with the West Contra Costa Solid Waste Management Authority from 1985 to 1987. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jenkins was a deputy county counsel with Contra Costa County from 1980 to 1981.

Mr. Jenkins began his career as a student at Amherst College, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1975. He continued his studies at the University of California, Berkeley, earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1978. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Jenkins is a celebrated author and respected voice in Islamic and African history. He is the author of the first three volumes of “Pan-African Chronology,” the first two volumes of “The Muslim Diaspora,” “The Creation,” and “The Muslim Compendium.”

For his contributions to his community, Mr. Jenkins was named Rita Davis Volunteer of the Year, Fred Breen Humanitarian of the Year by the West Contra Costa YMCA, and he received the President Volunteer Service Award from the YMCA of the East Bay. In addition, he was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.

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