Town Attorney

Town Attorney, Rob Epstein, is a San Rafael native and graduate of San Rafael High School ('80), UC Berkeley ('85), and UC Hastings College of Law ('91). The Town Attorney advises and assists Town staff and officials on litigation and on general municipal law matters including open meeting laws, conflicts of interest, finance, and intergovernmental relations. The Town Attorney attends all Town Council meetings and is the primary legal advisor to the Town Manager and Town Council.

The Town Attorney’s client and the nature of the Town Attorney’s work is not well understood by the community-at-large. Many citizens believe that the Town Attorney serves as the attorney for the community rather than for a Municipal corporation. The Town Attorney is the attorney for the Town of San Anselmo, as an entity. Because of the nature of the Town Attorney’s role, we cannot represent or provide legal advice to individual citizens, groups or other entities. We are therefore unable to respond to individual requests for legal advice or representation.