Governmental Defense Litigation

Taylor & Knight is proud to represent numerous governmental entities and their agents throughout the State of Tennessee. Our attorneys bring their extensive civil litigation experience to bear in defense of municipalities sued for matters ranging from employment law and personal injury to civil rights and constitutional issues.

As always, our governmental clients can count on Taylor & Knight to deliver sound legal advice and risk assessment regarding any claim as well as effective dispute resolution through negotiations, mediation or litigation.

Our governmental defense litigation practice covers a wide variety of claims affecting governmental entities. Some of those include the following:

Government Defense Cases

The attorneys at Taylor & Knight offer almost 90 years of collective experience in litigating matters before state courts and administrative agencies, as well as cases brought in federal court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, including complex civil rights and constitutional issues which often underlie such claims.

We are proud of our trial record having successfully obtained defense verdicts in numerous cases. We have achieved dismissal via voluntary dismissals, motions to dismiss and summary judgment in hundreds more. Further, while many claims should be aggressively defended through dismissal or trial, the attorneys of Taylor & Knight recognize and identify early those problematic cases in which settlement should be considered, and target them for a cost-effective, creative and reasonable resolution.

Our prominence in this area is recognized by others as we are often asked to speak at conferences and have been specifically retained by governmental entities to handle a number of high-profile and complex matters outside of our usual geographic area in East Tennessee.

Through procedures that are rigorously enforced by a system of review, we offer our clients the assurance that every file assigned to every lawyer at Taylor & Knight is handled in compliance with applicable reporting requirements and is defended in accordance with a specific plan authorized by the public entity or insurance carrier.

The attorneys at Taylor & Knight stand ready to assist and defend governmental entities and their officials in the vast array of claims that are asserted against them, provide pre-trial litigation counseling, review policies and practices, assessment of potential claims and conduct internal training and seminars.

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