It is the responsibility of the City Attorney's Office to provide legal counsel for the City Council and the administrative staff, as well as provide prosecutorial services for the Municipal Court. In addition, the City Attorney's Office represents Boards and Commissions when requested to do so; prepares ordinances, memoranda of law, reviews contracts; is responsible for quasi-judicial appeals; and represents the city in civil litigation.
Ben is a Principal with Meyers Nave and counsels public agencies in the areas of energy, construction and procurement and governance law. He regularly teaches seminars on the Ralph M. Brown Act (local agency open meeting law), ethics, conflict of interest and political reform rules.
Deputy City Attorney
Before joining Meyers Nave, Kristopher gained invaluable experience serving as a Policy Assistant for Alameda County Supervisor, Nate Miley. Kristopher also served as a Graduate Law Clerk and External Bridge Fellowship Attorney for the Alameda County Office of County Counsel.
While in law school, Kristopher was a member of the Thurston Society; and currently serves as a Volunteer Alumni Coach for the Hastings Moot Court Intercollegiate Competition Team.