City Attorney's Office

The role of the Office of the City Attorney is not to provide representation to individual citizens, but rather, the City Attorney represents the City of Hayward as an entity, primarily providing legal representation to the Mayor, City Council, and the numerous departments that comprise the City of Hayward's government.

Our Mission

  • To provide the highest level of legal representation when advising our clients on transactional matters.
  • To effectively and vigorously advocate for the City's interests in state and federal courts and otherwise.
  • To support and advance the City's objective of bettering the lives of all persons and businesses residing within the City.
  • To hold accountable all City employees for their professional performance and their stewardship of public resources.


Answers to most common questions can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If our site does not address your question, feel free to either come into our office during business hours or give us a call. We'd be happy to assist you.


Contact Information

Senior Assistant City Attorney Michael Vigilia 510.583.4451

Deputy City Attorney: Winter Hankins 510.583.4454

Deputy City Attorney: Raymond Rollan 510.583.4460

Asst. City Attorney:  Justin Nishioka 510.583.4458

Asst. City Attorney:  Seema Vashi 510:583.4461

Asst. City Attorney:  Joseph Brick 510.583.4457

Paralegal:  Alfred Martini 510.583.4453

Paralegal:  Morgan Cahee 510.583.4993