Civil Rights and Liability Defense

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FMG lawyers are nationally recognized for their aggressive, successful defense of governmental entities and officials.

FMG lawyers are nationally recognized for their aggressive, successful defense of governmental entities and officials. We have handled cases involving virtually every aspect of governmental liability and public safety, including land use, zoning, jail conditions, search and seizure, high speed pursuits, sign ordinances and first amendment claims. We have represented clients in a number of significant decisions, including the landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Scott v. Harris (click to view video).

Our representation encompasses literally hundreds of local governments, including cities, counties, housing authorities, development authorities, and school districts. Our lead partner of this practice group is considered by many to be among the foremost governmental liability defense lawyers in the nation.

As the traditional shield of sovereign immunity has eroded, governments and their employees have been presented with a multitude of serious claims. Our lawyers are nationally recognized for their successful and aggressive defense of governmental entities and officials.

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