Attorney Robert L. Kress has been the City Attorney for the city of San
Gabriel since 1989. He was admitted to practice law in 1972. Robert earned a BA in 1969 from the University of California - Santa
Barbara, and a JD from the University of California - Los Angeles, in
1972. Robert is a member of the firm of Wallin, Kress, Reisman
and Kranitz, LLP located in Santa Monica. The firm specializes in
municipal, redevelopment, land use and eminent domain law. He also is
the City Attorney of La Verne.
City Attorney attends City Council and Planning Commission meetings and
advises the council on legal matters for the city. The City Attorney is
appointed by the City Council and prepares all ordinances, contracts,
resolutions, bonds, and written matters required by the council.
The City Attorney also approves legal documents for official signature and acts as the city prosecutor.