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Governmental Entities & Public Officials Defense

The firm has enjoyed a decades-long relationship with governmental agencies and public officials at the state and local levels.  We have represented such officials in the defense of civil rights, whistle blower, employment discrimination, public records, copyright, construction, Harris Act, personal injury and wrongful death claims.

In a favorable ruling for a public official, the firm persuaded the Florida Supreme Court to adopt a rule of appellate procedure making denial of qualified immunity turning on a legal issue subject to interlocutory review, rather than by certiorari. Tucker v. Resha, 648 So.2d 1185 (1994).

The firm regularly offers legal updates and programs for governmental officials, risk managers and insurance professionals on issues of general interest and, significantly, on immunities and other issues pertinent to the defense of public officials and agencies.  We can help protect and defend our public institutions in matters involving:

  • Discrimination Claims
  • Public Accommodation Actions
  • Class Actions
  • Employment Actions
  • First Amendment Claims
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Section 1981
  • Section 1983

In addressing the matters above, we work to protect and advise our clients in the most effective and efficient manner possible.