Governmental Liability

Governmental entities are often confronted with a variety of legal claims. Our attorneys have knowledge and experience asserting the unique defenses and immunities to which governmental entities are entitled.  Lanier Ford represents governmental entities (usually cities, counties, school boards, and utilities) and their officers and employees in the defense of such claims.

Among other types of cases, our firm has litigated, on behalf of governmental entities, claims involving—

  • Due-process.
  • Equal-protection.
  • Employment discrimination.
  • Workers’ compensation.
  • Alleged negligent provision of public services.
  • Challenges to local laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations, including regulation of cell towers, fiber-optic cable services, liquor licenses, and historic districts.
  • Law enforcement presonnel in lawsuits arising out of high-speed chases, excessive use of force, searches and seizures, unlawful arrests, and jail conditions.
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