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    Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris & Willis PLLC knows that public agencies and governmental bodies need counsel that is experienced handling the legal problems that they encounter.  Our Municipal Liability practice services compliment our broader litigation practice as our attorneys defend various municipal entities and their officials, both directly and through government insurance coverage, in all manner of litigation in state and federal courts.  We defend state and local government entities in cases ranging from personal injury claims to civil rights suits and from contract actions to condemnation proceedings. 

    Whether we are retained directly by the government entity or as litigation counsel through liability insurance carriers, all of the attorneys in our Municipal Liability practice group are keenly aware of the diverse number of stakeholders involved in these claims.  We also recognize that those who serve in government jobs face increasingly complex challenges in balancing the demands of their roles with the needs and expectations of the business community and the public.  As a result, the type and nature of claims raised against government entities continues to grow and the demand for attorneys with the experience, professionalism and knowledge necessary to represent them has never been greater.   We are here to ease that burden.  Our attorneys strive to fully coordinate the municipality’s defense in order to minimize costs and exposure while always remaining sensitive to the issues raised.  While we make every effort to prevent and resolve legal problems early on, our accomplished trial attorneys are uniquely prepared to take each matter to trial.

    Our attorneys are trusted to protect clients in a wide range of legal matters including:

    • Section 1983 civil rights claims
    • Discrimination actions
    • General Negligence matters
    • Personal Injury cases
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Sovereign Immunity issues
    • Property Damage disputes
    • Decision-making liability of administrators, officials and employees
    • Police and excessive force claims
    • School district litigation


    Includes: Law enforcement, Land Use, Civil rights