City Attorney meets with the Cabinet

City Attorney, Victoria Méndez, meets with the Cabinet in Tallahassee regarding a Florida Power and Light project.

Monthly Litigators' Meeting

It is a practice for the litigators to meet on a monthly basis to discuss upcoming trials, pending settlements, etc.

Discussion with Client

General Government and Enforcement Chief George Wysong discusses proposed legislation with client.

Legislation Discussion

Deputy City Attorney, Barnaby Min discusses legislation item with legislative team.

City Attorney meets with Client during City Commission

City Attorney, Victoria Méndez, meets with client to discuss legislation at City Commission.

City Attorney receives recognition during City Commission

City Attorney, Victoria Méndez, receives recognition during City Commission for her tremendous work at the City of Miami.


City Attorney
Victoria Méndez

"Our Mission is to provide the highest quality legal services while ethically and zealously representing all stakeholders in the City of Miami in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner."
Recent Results

Assistant City Attorney Richard Appleton selected to the Community Scholars in Affordable Housing 2019 Cohort

Richard Appleton has been selected by the University of Miami to the Community Scholars in Affordable Housing 2019 Cohort.

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Favorable Result in the case of Carlos Nieves v. City of Miami

Plaintiff, Carlos Nieves (62 years old), alleged that on December 11, 2012, he tripped-and-fell over an uneven/unleveled sidewalk at or near the corner of N.W. 2nd Avenue and N.W. 56th Street in the Little Haiti enclave within the City of Miami.

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Favorable Result in the case of United States v. City of Miami

In 1975, the United States filed a complaint against the City and other defendants, alleging that the defendants discriminated against women, Blacks and Hispanics in employment, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., and other federal laws.

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Favorable Result in the case of Yaneisys Triana v. City of Miami

Ms. Yaneisys Triana is a former City of Miami police officer who was injured on-the-job in an automobile collision.

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Favorable Result in the case of Olga Peguero, et al. v. City of Miami

This case involved an injury sustained by the Plaintiff’s 6-year old daughter on June 18, 2015, during her participation in the City’s summer camp program at the Roberto Clemente Park.

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The Office of the City Attorney is a full service law firm representing the City of Miami, a city known worldwide for its diverse culture and location as the gateway to Latin America.

The Office is staffed by 60 full time employees.  This includes one (1) City Attorney, twenty-eight (28) attorneys (two of which are Deputy City Attorneys, one which is Chief Assistant City Attorney and four that are Division Chiefs), five (5) administrative staff, seven (7) paralegals, three (3) senior legal assistants, eleven (11) legal assistants, and five (5) legal services staff.

The Office provides legal advice and serves as counsel to the City's elected public officials, as well as, all appointed officials, departments and all authorities, boards and committees. Lawyers in this Office are recognized for their excellent knowledge in the area of local government law and skills in many practice areas, which includes civil rights and tort litigation, government contracting and procurement, land use, labor and employment, public records, sunshine law and ethics. The staff of the Office has unparalleled opportunities to take a leadership role in promoting honesty and integrity in the City and assuming a prominent role in the legal representation of high profile issues that have a significant impact on public policy and quality of life in the community.