City Attorney

David Benoun, City Attorney

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council to serve as the legal representative of the City Council, City Manager, City departments, and City commissions. The City Attorney is responsible for representing the City in all lawsuits filed by or against the City. The City Attorney is also responsible for preparing and approving the legality of all proposed contracts, ordinances, and other documents.

The City Attorney does not provide legal counsel to citizens or outside businesses.
If you are in need of an attorney, please contact the Lawyer Referral Service (Alameda County Bar Association).