Public Entity Liability
CCM+S public entity liability attorneys are thoroughly experienced in a wide variety of cases involving constitutional claims, federal and state civil rights claims brought under the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. Section 1983); the Americans with Disabilities Act; sexual misconduct and harassment claims; child abuse and foster care claims; employment claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation; malicious prosecution claims; peace officer misconduct claims, and dangerous condition of public property claims, among others.
CCM+S attorneys are knowledgeable about the intricate procedural aspects related to the Federal and California Tort Claims Acts, the Brown Act, the official information privilege, Pitchess motions, the Public Records Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Prison Litigation Reform Act, and other important issues relevant to public entities and governmental liability.
Clients include municipalities and other local governments, school boards, redevelopment agencies, public housing authorities, community college districts and various public entity departments providing such services as law enforcement, probation, child and adult protection, health services, public social services, public works, mental health, as well as fire/life safety and water treatment and sanitation services.
Outside the litigation context, our attorneys serve the needs of public entities by providing pre-litigation guidance and counsel, and are frequent speakers at seminars and workshops addressing a wide array of topics affecting public entities.