Municipal Law: Defending Public Entities

Municipal law attorneys typically defend public entities in legal matters. The set of laws that apply to municipalities can differ so it is important that a public entity select a municipal law attorney that is familiar with the particular set of laws that apply. The range of legal issues that a municipal defense attorney handles range from administrative hearings to zoning ordinances.

Generally, municipal law includes legal matters involved public entities such as cities, counties, police departments, fire departments, housing agencies, community agencies, public schools, and utility districts.  These public entities often face legal challenges including:

  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Contract Disputes
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Discrimination
  • Public Housing Issues
  • Zoning Ordinances

When a public entity faces a legal challenge and the public entity doesn’t have in-house legal counsel or the in-house legal counsel is unable to handle the matter, the public entity will seek out a municipal law attorney that defends public entities.

Walker Bright PC has extensive experience representing municipalities and employees of municipalities in their individual and official capacities throughout Texas. Walker Bright PC’s Austin and Dallas municipal law attorneys have represented governmental entities and their employees in employment discrimination cases, cases under the Texas Tort Claims Act, and civil rights actions filed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in federal and state courts.

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