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Municipal Liability

The trial lawyers in Johnson & Bell’s Municipal Liability group have successfully defended police officers, local villages, townships, cities, school districts and municipal boards in employment, tort and federal constitutional claims. These claims involve the alleged violations of civil rights and First Amendment rights. Johnson & Bell’s Municipal Liability group has also represented police officers on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Litigation experience includes:

  • Employment discrimination matters, including gender, race, reverse racial discrimination and retaliation claims
  • Civil rights violations, including excessive force, false arrest, unreasonable search and seizure, malicious prosecution and deprivation of property or rights without due process
  • Pension and disability disputes
  • Political discharge and retaliation claims
  • First Amendment issues, including free speech rights and the right to peaceably assemble
  • Environmental claims
  • Contract disputes
  • Contract bidding disputes
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Zoning and land-use disputes

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