Public Entity and Municipal Law

Attorneys at the Peters Firm have investigated, negotiated, counseled and defended claims asserted against municipalities, professional organizations and individuals for decades. Our clients include:About

  • Cities, counties and other municipalities
  • Law enforcement officials
  • Government employees
  • Private citizens engaged in legal disputes involving public entities

We draw on decades of combined experience and a wide range of backgrounds.  Our municipal law practice is backed by  broad experience in the areas of property law, personal injury, employment law, litigation and business law.

We are frequently enlisted by city attorneys and claims handling representatives to provide dedicated, efficient representation in a variety of legal matters.  We represent public entities against claims of personal injury under the California Tort Claims Act , Constitutional civil rights claims against public officials and government entities, employment claims made against government employers, inverse condemnation and eminent domain matters, code violations and class action claims.  We also defend police officers in wrongful arrest, excessive force and other section 1983 cases.  We offer our clients informed, insightful representation in matters of municipal law.

Our experience representing public entities is invaluable to our private clients as well.  We understand the inner workings of public entities and the regulations that govern them, making us well-equipped to represent individuals in cases involving public entities where conflicts of interest are not present.