Governmental Liability And Municipal Law
Our municipal law practice deals with all aspects of law that govern or relate to the powers, procedures and operations of state and local governmental units. We also render advice on and draft statutes, ordinances and regulations.
The United States rightly prides itself on the Constitutional and statutory protection of basic civil liberties. These include freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, and the entitlement to just compensation for a taking of private property.
Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 was designed to grant individuals a private cause of action for violation of civil liberties. These claims can be brought against local counties and cities, as well as individual government employees. Civil Rights cases are not easy to win, and the plaintiff has a heavy burden. When dealing with a civil rights legal matter, it is important to get trusted advice on the merits of the case. After analyzing a client’s legal matter, the attorneys at Zagrans Law Firm LLC will be pleased to assess your rights and remedies and help you form a plan of action to obtain positive results.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish the Constitution for the United States of America.”
The United States Constitution is the core foundation of our legal system. It was adopted in 1787 and was designed to establish the framework for the separation of powers of the three branches of government: legislative, executive and judicial. It was also designed to limit government authority over individuals.
The Supreme Court has the power to determine the constitutional validity of acts of the legislative and judicial branches of government. It is a testimony to our nation that we accept the judgments of the Supreme Court.
The attorneys at Zagrans believe that Constitutional rights and personal freedom are intertwined. It is our mission to rigorously defend your Constitutional rights against government and private abuse.