City Hall The representation of governmental entities requires a special awareness and understanding of the statutes and the case law which govern this area of the law. Recognized as a regional leader in municipality law, governmental liability and civil rights law, Freund Freeze & Arnold handles a large portion of governmental litigation and city attorney work in Ohio. Our work includes defending high risk litigation brought against both insured and self-insured governmental entities and general day to day general counsel representation. We also provide litigation support to many other entities which are part of risk sharing pools such as County Risk Sharing Authority (CORSA) and other insurance carriers.

Our firm represents cities, counties, townships, villages, agricultural societies, combined health districts and other political subdivisions in matters which include:

  • Planning and Zoning Representation
  • Advising on employment law issues
  • Advising on the interplay between local, state and federal government
  • Drafting ordinances, regulations, and interlocal agreements
  • Property Acquisition, Condemnation and Eminent Domain
  • Public bidding and procurement
  • High speed pursuits and motor vehicle accidents
  • Claims involving alleged dangerous conditions on public property and personal injuries
  • Individual claims against public officials
  • Claims involving the failure to provide medical care in jails and prisons
  • Recreational liability regarding parks, playgrounds and swimming pools
  • Claims against paramedics/firefighters and other emergency medical personnel
  • Claims involving provisions of water and sewer and other services
  • Zoning disputes
  • Competitive bidding disputes
  • Fair Housing claims
  • Discrimination claims against governmental entitities under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family & Medical Leave Act and other claims arising out of the employment relationship both in court and at the EEOC or OCRC administrative level
  • Construction and public contract disputes
  • Pension and disability disputes
  • Real estate litigation
  • Claims under the Ohio Public Records Act

Two Police Officers The firm also has a separate practice area devoted to representing school districts and other educational facilities in all litigation matters which can arise against those entities. Freund Freeze & Arnold has handled several leading cases involving the application of immunity in civil rights actions before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, our firm has participated in numerous appellate and Supreme Court decisions involving immunities of state governmental agencies.

Our attorneys have also successfully tried numerous cases involving serious injuries, wrongful death, and complex construction and other contractual disputes.

City Council Meeting Room We have also participated in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Our paralegals and other staff are very familiar with cases involving public entities and are invaluable in assisting with the often-times overwhelming discovery process. We have developed extensive knowledge of potential experts who can exist in defending your case. We are cost-conscious and strive to handle cases in an efficient manner, focused on achieving the best result for our client.

If you would like to talk with one of our experienced attorneys, please call us at 877.332.1529 or write to us using our contact form.