Municipal Defense

We provide legal services to a wide range of municipal entities including towns, cities, villages, and counties, as well as law enforcement agencies, jails, and other governmental agencies.

We have successfully defended these clients against claims of constitutional violations, such as use of excessive force, improper searches and seizures, and discrimination claims. Our municipal law team has obtained excellent results in numerous suits arising out of premises liability, construction site accidents, motor vehicle negligence and other torts. We are also well versed in labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination and harassment claims. In addition, we represent municipal entities in matters involving risk management, administrative investigations and proceedings, accident investigations, and insurance coverage

Our team has extensive experience defending municipal clients in state and federal courts, before administrative tribunals, and in various types of alternative dispute resolution. We are available to provide day-to-day advice to these clients, as well as to provide counsel on complex litigation matters. We have in depth knowledge of the United States Constitution, New York General Municipal Law, the Freedom of Information Act and local municipal codes and statutes and case law developed thereunder. Likewise, we are knowledgeable about legislative proceedings and resolutions.