Welcome to the Office of the City Attorney
The City Attorney is the chief legal advisor to the City of Milpitas and the Milpitas Redevelopment Agency. The Office advises the City Council, City Manager, City departments, and all appointed boards and commissions.
The City Attorney’s Office provides a full range of cost-effective legal services, including legal representation, analysis and guidance to the City and the Redevelopment Agency.
The City Attorney’s Office evaluates projects and their legal issues and provides recommended options to minimize legal risk and ensure due process in City decisions. The City Attorney has authority to review and approve all contracts, to enforce the City’s Municipal Code and to represent the City and/or the Redevelopment Agency in litigation. The City Attorney additionally manages outside special counsel.
The City Attorney’s Office does not generally handle criminal matters and does not provide legal advice to private citizens. The public is referred to our “Helpful Links” page of resources for private legal assistance and information.