Michael S. Riback
Michael Riback, a founding principal with the firm, has practiced public entity law since 1972. His practice focuses on public construction law issues, labor and employment law, land use, zoning, the Subdivision Map Act, public works, public safety, public records and public meeting laws. Throughout his career, Michael has practiced exclusively in public entity law. Currently, he serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Union City and as Chief Assistant City Attorney for the City of Pinole. In addition, he is the Assistant General Counsel for the Oro Loma Sanitary District, the Napa Sanitation District, and the Stege Sanitary District.
Michael has served on committees of the League of California Cities and the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers. He is a former president of the Contra Costa City Attorneys' Association and the Bay Area City Attorneys' Association. He has delivered papers at League of California Cities conferences, including the City Attorneys' Spring Conference, Fire Chiefs' Leadership Seminar and the Planners' Institute. He has also presented at California Special District Association conferences and Special District Institute seminars. He instructs for Lorman Education Services seminars as well.
For his clients, Michael has conducted in-house workshops for city council members, county supervisors, commissioners, board members, city clerks, managers and other staff on the Ralph M. Brown Act and conflict of interest issues. He also conducts workshops on public construction law issues before the League of California Cities, the California Special District Association and Special District Institute.
Michael has been named by his peers as a Northern California Super Lawyer for 2004, 2005 and 2009.
Honors and Awards
- "Northern California Super Lawyer," 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012
Professional and Community Affiliations
- Member, The State Bar of California
- Loyola University School of Law, JD, 1971
- University of California at Los Angeles, BA, Political Science, 1968