Practice Areas & Industries

Governmental Affairs/Municipal Law

Public entities face liability risks from all sides. Whether it’s constitutional litigation or an employment dispute, they need someone who understands municipal law and has a track record of success. Brown & James’ vast experience representing local governmental entities includes serving: 
  • Cities
  • Towns 
  • Counties
  • Public agencies 
  • Police and fire departments 
  • School districts
  • Other political subdivisions 
 The firm’s Governmental Affairs/Municipal Law Practice Group has successfully represented governmental agencies and public entities in claims for:

  • False arrest, excessive force, libel, and slander
  • Violation of labor and employment laws 
  • Age, race, sex, and employment discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 
  • Violation of open meetings laws 
  • Violation of constitutionally protected rights, including actions alleging violations of due process, the First Amendment right to free speech, religious freedom, and civil rights under Section 1983
  • Premises liability  
Our Government Affairs/Municipal Law lawyers also advise and defend public entities and non-governmental clients against landlord-tenant claims alleging violations of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. In addition, they provide counsel to all of our public clients in litigation and in the day-to-day operations of government.

Representative municipal and governmental entities represented by Brown & James include:             
Camden County, Mo.
City of Moberly, Mo.
City of Arnold, Mo.
City of Northwoods, Mo.
City of Berkely, Mo.
City of Owensville, Mo.
City of Branson, Mo.
City of Pacific, Mo.
City of Bel Nor, Mo.
City of Prairie Village, Mo.
City of Carl Junction, Mo.
City of Union, Mo.
City of East St. Louis, Ill.
City of Venice, Ill.
City of Festus, Mo.
City of Wellston, Mo.
City of Kennet, Mo.
Godfrey Township, Ill.
City of Jennings, Mo.
Village of Cahokia, Ill.
City of Ladue, Mo.
Village of Pontoon Beach, Ill.
City of Madison, Ill.
Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (MIRMA)

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