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Municipal Liability Defense

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Public employees and officials are sometimes confronted with thorny legal issues that arise from the routine performance of their public duties. Our Municipal Liability Defense Group is adept at handling such sensitive and complex cases to resolve matters quickly and reasonably. We build a solid defense strategy, and, whenever possible, utilize alternate dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration to minimize exposure and liability.


We defend police departments, boards, town and city councils, county commissions, school boards and other municipal agencies, and their individual members, in state and federal courts in an array of claims including:          

  • decision-making liability
  • civil rights violations
  • discrimination claims
  • complex special casualty
  • general negligence
  • construction contract disputes

Serving as designated defense counsel for national insurers providing municipal and public official coverage for the New England and the New York Region, Cetrulo LLP advises on coverage matters affecting multiple insurers and complex issues relating to liability.

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