Joanna Gin is an attorney in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Municipal Law practice group. She served as assistant city attorney for the City of Winters.
In addition to general public agency work, Joanna focuses on elections, compliance with Propositions 218 and 26, and solid waste, including the implementation of SB 1383 regulations.
Before joining BB&K, Joanna attended the University of California, Davis School of Law. Joanna clerked for the Sacramento City Attorney’s Office and assisted the civil litigation and advisory units on municipal affairs.
Prior to attending law school, Joanna worked in legislative affairs for nearly a decade in Sacramento. Joanna was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the position of assistant deputy director in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of General Services. While there, she helped oversee the office in the preparation of legislative analyses and policy recommendations relating to state contracts and property. During that time, she participated in the Leadership for Government Executives course at California State University, Sacramento, sponsored a Leadership for Government Supervisors cohort and spearheaded a department-wide food drive that raised a record 28,000 pounds of food for the Sacramento Food Bank. Before that, Joanna worked as a policy consultant with the Assembly Business and Professions Committee at the State Capitol. In that role, she provided guidance to legislators and their staff on legislation related to licensed professionals.
While earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley, she served as senior class president. She is originally from San Francisco.
- Witkin Award for Scientific Evidence
- Sacramento County Bar Association
- Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento
- “Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Technique: In Scientific Evidence, Even ‘Gold Standard' Techniques Require Close Scrutiny,” co-author, Thomson Reuters Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 56, No. 1.
- “Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS): In Scientific Evidence, Even 'Gold Standard' Techniques Have Limitations,” co-authored UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper, Sept.6, 2018
- "Rate Setting Under Propositions 218 and 26," California Special Districts Association Virtual Workshop, Mar. 30 & 31, 2022
- "Annual Public Law Update 2022," Sacramento County Bar Association Public Law Section, Feb. 4, 2022
- "Rate Setting under Propositions 218 & 26," California Special Districts Association Workshop, Apr. 14 & 15, 2021
- "Annual Public Law Update," Sacramento County Bar Association Public Law Section, Feb. 23, 2021
- "Rate Setting Under Propositions 218 & 26," California Special Districts Association Workshop, Sept. 29 & 30, 2020