Municipalities and governmental bodies encounter many diverse legal issues, ranging from complex construction matters to allegations of police misconduct, zoning and land-use issues, administrative appeals, and labor and employment issues. Halloran & Sage is one of Connecticut’s leading law firms in representing municipalities and government agencies. Over the last 70 years, we have represented more than half of Connecticut's 169 cities and towns. We have served in the capacity of town attorney and special counsel, and have represented various municipalities and their officials, both directly and by virtue of insurance coverage.
Our extensive experience in this field ensures that we fully understand the nuances of municipal law, including the defenses available to our clients and the means by which they may avoid potential liability. In the complex and varied field of municipal law our clients benefit from the breadth and diversity of our firm. Whatever the client's legal needs, we are able to assemble a team of knowledgeable professionals. Our municipal and government clients regularly work with attorneys from our practices in business and commercial law, commercial litigation, construction and surety, labor and employment, environmental and land use. Our services include representation of municipalities and their officials, boards, commissions and employees in administrative proceedings and in litigation in both state and federal courts. We provide a full range of services based upon the municipality's needs.
Education issues are a particular focus of ours and we represent a number of boards of education. We regularly handle school employment issues, including teacher discipline and terminations under the Teacher Tenure Act, Connecticut’s Fair Employment Practices Act and Title VII. We also represent boards of education with respect to claims by students involving expulsion, bodily injury and civil rights violations. We have worked with a number of public school districts on devising and implementing redistricting plans. Our practice includes attorneys who have been members of the state Board of Education or of local education boards.
With our experience and resources, we are uniquely qualified to help municipalities and their officials address the broad and challenging array of issues they face.