City Attorney



Robert L. Kress
City Attorney

425 S. Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA  91776

Phone (626) 308-2800
Fax (626) 458-2830

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.


The 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.