Oscar Winslow was a fierce and dedicated servant for both the City of Los Angeles and for members of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Association. Oscar served as a Deputy City Attorney for 13 years starting January 2007. Oscar’s boundless energy and innate fearlessness served this office well. During his time with the office, Oscar served in a number of assignments working in the Criminal Branch as a branch deputy and a deputy with the Gang and Gun Unit before transferring to the Civil Branch where he worked in various assignments including Housing, Municipal, Civil, LADWP, General Police Litigation and Los Angeles World Airport.
Oscar also served as President of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for 10 years starting January 2010. Oscar was involved in all aspects of the union including managing the union, negotiating contracts with the city, employee representation, lobbying, networking and managing outside counsel. Like everything else he did, he threw himself into this work. He was a dedicated leader and was driven to work tirelessly to represent and protect LACAA members. His endeavors were fueled by his belief in a strong union which caused him to devote countless hours to the work and to the benefit of so many of his colleagues.
Before joining the City Attorney’s Office, Oscar worked in different capacities as professor at Westwood College between October 2005-2015 and opened his own law practice, the Law Office of Winslow and Associates between May 2005 to January 2007. Oscar’s call to serve began with the Los Angeles Police Department where he served for 22 years between March 1982 to October 2004 when he retired as a Supervisor.
In his “spare” time he volunteered for the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, as well as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
Oscar’s passing is a great loss to all who knew him, and he will be missed greatly.
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