The Law Office of Robert Sakai is located in Hayward, CA and serves the cities of Hayward, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Fremont, Union City, Oakland, San Ramon, Alameda, Pleasanton and Danville. I am an attorney specializing in Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts.


I invite you to contact me today to learn how I can be of service to you.




The Law Office of Robert Sakai: Hayward CA Attorney Specializing In Wills, Trusts, and Probate


I grew up in Hayward and attended local schools, including Tennyson High School. I then attended UC Berkeley, where I received BS and MS degrees in engineering. After working a couple of years as an aerospace engineer, I changed careers and attended law school at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where I received my law degree in 1974.


I practiced law with the firm of Haley, Purchio, Sakai & Smith for 33 years until the death of managing partner Jack Smith in early 2008. I then opened my own law office.


I help clients in the fields of wills, trusts, and probate. I was appointed by the California State Controller to be a California Probate Referee in 1993 and continue to hold that position. As a Probate Referee I appraise assets that are in probate and in trusts.


My Ongoing Involvement in Community Affairs and Volunteer Activities:

• Boy Scouts of America, Tres Ranchos District: Chair (1992 & 1993).

• California State University, Hayward Foundation Inc.: former Director.

• East Bay Isse Housing, Inc., later changed to Japanese American Services of the East Bay (nonprofit elderly housing): Organizer, President for the first five years, legal counsel.

• Eden Isse Housing Inc. (nonprofit elderly housing, owns 100 unit retirement home): Co-Organizer, first President

• Hayward Education Fund: former Director

• Hayward Chamber of Commerce: former Director

• Hayward Rotary Club: President (2006-2007). My project for that year was to remodel the Silva Pediatric Clinic on the campus of the Eden Youth Center. During the year that I served as President, the Hayward Rotary Club Foundation reached $1 million in assets.

• Hayward Rotary Club Foundation: President (2000-2006), Secretary (current), serving on the Finance Committee which oversees the Foundation's investments.

• Martin C. Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County: Executive Director (1983-1988), President (1992 & 1993), Director (current), member of the Finance Committee which oversees the club's investments.

• Japanese American Citizen's League, Eden Township Chapter: former President

United Way of the Bay Area: former Director


I have incorporated the following Hayward nonprofits:

• Chime-In (provides musical instruments for schools)

• Hayward-Funabashi Sister City Committee, Inc. (cultural exchange program)

• Mt Eden High School Friends of the Choir.


I have received the following honors for outstanding community service:

• April 2008: Honored as Outstanding Hayward Rotarian for 2007-2008, the highest honor awarded by the Hayward Rotary Club.

• October 2008: Honored as City of Hayward Volunteer Shining Star by the City of Hayward.

• January 2011: Honored as Business Person of the Year by Hayward Chamber of Commerce for volunteer service

• October 2014: Honored with the John Pappas Humanitarian Award by the City of Hayward.