Government and Municipal Liability

SWR attorneys represent governmental and public entities, such as cities, counties and police departments, and have done so for over 25 years. We also have significant experience representing private companies that contract with governmental entities. This expertise includes the following types of claims and lawsuits:

  • Civil Rights Claims under Section 1983
  • Deliberate Indifference to Serious Medical Needs
  • Torts Claims Act
  • Employment Discrimination and Retaliation
  • Housing Discrimination and Retaliation
  • Excessive Use of Force
  • Wrongful Conviction
  • Claims Against Municipalities

Armed with this wide-ranging public sector experience, we have been able to achieve positive results, including summary judgment, for our governmental and public entity clients. SWR attorneys work closely with our public entity clients to assist with their most important decision-making procedures, including, where appropriate, in-person attendance at council meetings, board meetings or administrative hearings. SWRS also advises its clients regarding changes in the laws governing political subdivisions, which helps governmental bodies ensure compliance, avoid future claims and save taxpayer money.