Local Government Law

The firm has over twenty-five years of experience representing Tennessee local municipalities, political subdivisions and other quasi-governmental entities in state and federal courts. Our firm recognizes the important role local government, law enforcement agencies, residents and other vital groups play in the economic growth, sustainability and success of cities, towns and villages. Therefore, we work hard to ensure efficient and effective representation of all public entities, no matter how large or how small.


The firm’s attorneys have litigated some of the most complex legal issues challenging municipalities in Tennessee including governmental tort liability, employment law and civil rights actions. The firm also is available for general advice and counsel in such matters as drafting ordinances, resolutions and contracts, responding to open meeting act claims, and open records requests. With our understanding of the legal challenges that often arise out of the public arena, we provide sophisticated solutions to every governmental entity’s unique set of complex legal matters.


Representative matters include:


• Land use and zoning matters

• Open Meetings and Open Records issues

• Employment discrimination claims

• First Amendment claims

• Civil Rights (Section 1983) claims

• Police misconduct

• Writ of Certiorari