Current interim attorney will serve as second female lead counsel for San Jose

City of San Jose logoToday, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo announced the permanent appointment of Nora Frimann as San Jose’s second female City Attorney. Frimann was appointed to the position by the Mayor and City Council after serving in the role of interim City Attorney following the retirement of Rick Doyle.

“Over the 19 years of Nora’s dedicated service to the City and leadership in the office, she’s never wavered from doing what is best for the people of San Jose,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “She will continue to lead San Jose’s legal team with tremendous competence, passion, and professionalism, and I look forward to working with her in her new role.”

Frimann joined the San Jose City Attorney’s Office in 2001 under the leadership of former City Attorney, Rick Doyle who recently passed away. She previously served in the role of Assistant City Attorney, responsible for litigation and related matters, before being appointed interim City Attorney. She is the office’s representative to the League of California Cities’ Legal Advocacy Committee, a member of the executive committee of the William A. Ingram Inn of Court, and has served on various Santa Clara County Bar Association and federal court committees. Prior to joining the City of San Jose, she was a shareholder with Hoge Fenton, a major law firm based in San Jose. Frimann was a pioneer, serving as one of the first women selected to be a managing shareholder at a premier law firm in California.

“I am honored to have been selected to serve San Jose as City Attorney,” said Nora Frimann. “The City Attorney’s office will do our best to continue providing excellent legal services to meet the high standards set by Rick Doyle. I look forward to continuing to work with the Mayor and City council to serve the residents of San Jose.”

Frimann is a 2015 recipient of the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Professional Attorney of the Year award and still participates in teaching and judging mock trials and trial practice classes at Santa Clara University and Stanford Law Schools.