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.

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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

Favorable Result in the Appellate case of City of Miami, et al. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection

This successive appeal arises out of an action by the City of Miami to enforce its Code against absent property owners in District 5 who allowed the condition of their rental apartment buildings to decline to such a state of severe disrepair as to constitute a hazard to the safety of the community.

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Favorable Result in the case of Elvis Cruz, et al. v. City of Miami, et al.

In this case, the co-respondent and Developer, DJ 2014, LLC, submitted an application to amend the zoning classification for its property located at 5907 Northeast 5th Avenue, Miami, Florida from T3-L “Sub-urban Transect Zone Limited” to T4-O “General Urban Transect Zone Open.”

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Favorable Result in the trial of Gussie Faison v. City of Miami

Plaintiff, Gussie Faison (now 70 years old), alleged that on November 7, 2013 (at the time 67 years old), she slipped and fell on the sidewalk located on the northwest corner of NW 1st Avenue and NW 3rd Street, Miami, Florida.

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Favorable Result in the case of Miami Beverly LLC v. City of Miami

This successive appeal arises out of an action by the City of Miami to enforce its Code against absent property owners in District 5 who allowed the condition of their rental apartment buildings to decline to such a state of severe disrepair as to constitute a hazard to the safety of the community.

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Favorable Result in the case of Rigoberto Rodriguez v. City of Miami, et al.

The City of Miami was named a defendant in a quiet title action on the above referenced property. This action was to quiet title to property acquired by a tax deed.

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Recent News Releases
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 and four that are Division Chiefs), five (5) administrative staff, fifteen (15) litigation assistants, seven (7) paralegals, 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.