The Houston government liability lawyers at The Houston Governmental Law Attorney Law Firm will zealously represent you in your lawsuit against state, local or federal government. If you are injured in an accident with a government employee or hurt on government property, we will seek the best result possible for you.
"Sovereign immunity" is the concept that "the king can do no wrong." It is a legal principle stemming from English law that one cannot sue the government, whether it is the federal government, a state agency, a county, a parish, a city or a school district. However, both the federal government and the state government of Texas have passed laws allowing for certain lawsuits against the government for personal injury or property damage. In Louisiana, there is no sovereign immunity, but there are limits to the lawsuits one can bring.
Also at a time when businesses and industries face government regulation, it is important to have experienced legal partners who know the system. Whether you're appearing before a public agency, requesting approvals, lobbying for change or seeking a government contract, we have attorneys to represent you.
Houston Governmental Law Specialists
The Houston Governmental Law Attorney Law Firm was founded on the philosophy that effective representation demands focusing in on a smaller body of law. Our attorneys practice exclusively in the areas of municipal and local government law. Our expertise and particular emphasis includes:
Annexation and boundary issues, Economic development and incentives, Tax abatement, Public improvement districts, Land use, zoning and planning, Real estate development, Governmental contracts, Public works and construction, Eminent domain, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings, Employment and labor, Telecommunications, electric deregulation, public utility regulations and cable franchises, Water rights and drainage issues - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (formerly TNRCC), Municipal and local government regulation of gas and oil drilling, Elections, Constitutional claims and civil rights, Public finance and municipal bonds, Urban affairs, Legislative and administrative process, Open meetings and public records, Utility districts, water districts and special districts, Tort claims, wrongful death and personal injury, and Trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts.
Houston Governmental Law Cases
The Houston Governmental Law Attorney Law Firm has a distinguished history of practice before state and local governments and regulatory bodies. The firm has a broad and diverse practice in lobbying, legislative and government affairs, and administrative law. Lawyers within the firm have appeared on behalf of clients in meetings with representatives from governors’ and attorney generals’ offices as well as with legislative leadership figures to discuss possible new-business initiatives or our clients’ interactions with state and local governments.
On many occasions, we have also been engaged in drafting legislation for our clients to address specific concerns, clarify or revise existing legislation, or address a perceived need to adopt new legislation. We also actively track proposed legislation affecting such diverse areas as health-related issues, taxation, land-use regulation, workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation laws.
We frequently appear on behalf of our clients before state and local regulatory boards on licensing matters, regulatory complaints, procurement disputes or when a particular board is involved in rulemaking or statutory recodification.
FREE Governmental Law Attorney Consulation
If you have a claim for personal injury or property against the federal government, a state agency, a county, a parish, a city, a school district or another governmental body, the Houston government liability lawyers at The Houston Governmental Law Attorney Law Firm can help you. We also handle all other governmental law cases and issues.
To discuss your options with one of our experienced attorneys, contact one of our conveniently located offices in Houston, Texas, to schedule a personalized FREE consultation.
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