Ted Radosevich

Ted Radosevich is a recently retired attorney, living in Oakland, California. Prior to retirement, he was General Counsel and Assistant General Manager at the East Bay Regional Park District (“East Bay Parks”), where he served for 25 years as the chief legal officer. East Bay Parks is nationally acknowledged as the premier regional park agency in the United States, operating some 65 parks across over 130,000 acres the San Francisco East Bay. East Bay Parks has some 750 full time employees and an annual operating budget of over $130,000,000. In his role as General Counsel, Mr. Radosevich handled and supervised all aspect of legal issues confronting East Bay Parks, including land acquisition, environmental litigation, public contracts, compliance with municipal law and public process statutes, labor negotiations, insurance and liability. For the last 15 years of his tenure, he served as the Third Step Hearing officer on behalf of East Bay Parks in all disciplinary disputes within the organization, from general public employees (AFSCME Local 2428), to Police and Fire personnel, to management staff. In this role as the final internal hearing officer before external arbitration or civil litigation, he held hearings in some 30 grievances. His responsibility was to assure that all proper and timely steps were taken pursuant to written grievance and appeal processes, and to assure that any discipline or other actions imposed were both procedurally and substantively proper. Before his career at East Bay Parks, Mr. Radosevich was a partner at the San Francisco law firm of Landels, Ripely and Diamond where undertook a general civil law practice. Prior to that, he worked for the United States Justice Department in Washington D.C. Mr. Radosevich graduated from U.C. Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa) with a degree in Political Science, focused on state and local government. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Radosevich is a lifelong Californian and his lived in Oakland for the past 38 years. In retirement he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the John Muir Land Trust.