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Government Litigation Practice

The size, power, and intrusiveness of government at all levels, federal, state, and local, grows every year.  Today the government is involved in more people’s lives than ever before.  Innumerable laws and regulations tell us what we can and cannot do.  Government provides schools, roads, healthcare, and other vital services.   Millions of people are employed by government.  Even more millions receive various types of government benefits.      

Unfortunately, as we all know, the government does not always act in a lawful manner, and frequently tramples on the rights of individuals and businesses.  When that happens, taking legal action against the government may be necessary, but government litigation is very different from litigation between private parties.  The old adage “you can’t sue city hall” may be an exaggeration, but the government is afforded special legal rules, privileges, and protections – including complex rules for how and when to file lawsuits against the government – that must be followed to the letter or the lawsuit will be thrown out of court.        

If you or your business has a legal dispute involving a government agency, government property, or persons employed by the government, it is imperative that you promptly consult a qualified government litigation attorney to evaluate your case and help you understand your legal options for protecting your rights. 

At The Warshawsky Law Firm, we represent individuals, businesses, and organizations in a wide range of legal issues involving the government, including:

  • legal challenges (constitutional, statutory, procedural) to laws and regulations
  • legal challenges (constitutional, statutory, procedural) to denials of licenses and permits
  • administrative and judicial appeals of adverse agency decisions
  • representation of interested parties in agency rulemaking proceedings
  • takings claims (eminent domain and regulatory takings)
  • civil asset forfeiture
  • civil rights claims
  • Freedom of Information (FOIA / FOIL)
  • government contracting disputes
  • government employment disputes
  • federal employment issues (EEO and MSPB)
  • personal injury claims against government defendants
  • Federal Tort Claims Act (cases against the federal government)
  • NY Court of Claims (cases against New York State)
  • NY CPLR Article 78 proceedings

Even if you don’t see your issue listed here, if you, your company, or your organization needs a qualified government litigation lawyer, please contact The Warshawsky Law Firm today.



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