Virtually every aspect of public safety subjects law enforcement officers and local governments to potential liability under federal and state law. Wilson Ratledge is recognized for its depth of knowledge and experience in successfully defending law enforcement officers in claims involving allegations of excessive use of force, false arrest, illegal searches and seizures, and malicious prosecution, high speed pursuits, conditions of confinement, prisoner rights, and employment cases. Wilson Ratledge represents governmental entities, both directly and through their insurers. Local governments, including cities, counties, sheriffs, housing authorities, and development authorities have turned to our attorneys to resolve issues involving virtually every aspect of potential government liability.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATION
Wilson Ratledge serves as special litigation counsel for an array of local governments and their officials. Our experience ranges from serving as litigation counsel in all types of state and federal court cases to representation before administrative agencies.
CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIABILITY DEFENSE
Wilson Ratledge is recognized for their aggressive, successful defense of governmental entities and officials. The professionals at Wilson Ratledge have handled cases involving virtually every aspect of potential governmental liability and public safety, including land use, zoning, jail conditions, arrest, search and seizure, high speed pursuits, sign ordinances, first amendment and other civil rights claims, and employment cases.
LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTAL LAW AREAS INCLUDE
Eminent Domain, Governmental Civil Rights Law, Highway Design Liability, Improvement Districts, Land Use, Land Use Regulation, Local Government Defense, Local Government Law, Local Government Liability, Municipal Risk Management, Public Construction Law, Public Officials Liability, Public Sector Employment Law and Representation before Administrative Agencies.