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Municipal/Local Government

Our attorneys work seamlessly with town, city, county and township officials on a variety of litigated and non-litigated matters for municipalities and governmental entities. We are knowledgeable in the defense and immunities often available to these entities in our states to bring to resolution or verdict these often politically charged, publicity driven cases.

We represent a wide variety of governmental and public entities, including:

  • School Districts
  • Law Enforcement in Professional Liability
  • Fire Departments
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Animal Control
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Directors and Officer Liability Matters
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Federal and State Claims

School district representation has been a significant aspect of our attorneys’ experience. We have provided advice and counsel to:

  • School board members
  • Superintendents
  • Administrators
  • Risk managers
  • Teachers
  • School bus authorities and other school employees

Exemplary cases against school district include matters regarding:

  • School bus accidents
  • Abuse
  • Student injuries
  • Inadequacy of supervision
  • Alleged sexual misconduct by teachers and administration
  • Other types of school corporate claims

We also have extensive experience with the defense of federal civil rights matters against governmental entities. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in all Federal Courts in our jurisdictions including Appellate Courts and U.S. Supreme Court.

For years, the dedicated team at Kopka Pinkus Dolin has represented municipal entities in day-to-day representation; counsel to boards and commissions, as well as in matters of significant public importance. We provide advice to:

  • Town councils,
  • Redevelopment Commissions
  • Safety Boards
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Plan Commissions,
  • Clerk-Treasurers
  • Township Trustees
  • Utility Boards

Experience with Municipal issues/projects includes a variety of matters such as:

  • Representation at regular meetings and executive sessions
  • Litigation
  • Contract Review
  • Drafting of Memorandum of Understanding
  • Indiana Access to Public Records Act/Freedom of Information Act
  • Audit Response to State Board of Accounts
  • Employment matters
  • Tort Claims Act and Immunities
  • Public Finance Bonds
  • Administrative hearings
  • Land Use
  • Eminent Domain/Easement matters
  • Rendering of Written legal opinions

Our clients seek our advice to better prepare and evaluate all of their options, and often minimize the likelihood of disputes. We analyze the situation and provide the best possible position to avoid litigation or liability. We are committed to ensuring that our clients have the strategic foresight, guidance, and advocacy necessary to manage risk and defend litigation claims.