Municipal Law



Harris Shelton attorneys draw upon decades of experience representing public officials, municipalities, and other governmental entities in litigation and advising public officials and municipal boards and commissions to ensure that, whether in the courtroom or at city hall, their clients’ best interests are protected and advanced. This extensive experience gives clients peace of mind, knowing that, whatever issue they may face, they are represented by knowledgeable and capable attorneys.

Our Services

Our lawyers represent cases that come before the following three areas of municipal law:


1. Representing public officials, municipalities and other governmental entities in litigation.

Our attorneys have considerable experience handling the following cases:

  • Civil Rights Claims
  • Discrimination Claims
  • Constitutional Claims
  • Governmental Tort Liability Act Claims
  • Inverse Condemnation/Regulatory Taking Claims
  • Employment Claims
  • Zoning Claims
  • Public Records Act Claims
  • Open Meetings/Sunshine Law Claims
  • Annexation Claims
  • Eminent Domain Proceedings


2. Advising public officials and municipal boards and commissions.

Our attorneys provide counsel and advice to public officials and municipal boards and commissions concerning the following matters:

  • Various Federal and State Laws Applicable to Public Officials and Municipalities
  • Ordinances and Resolutions
  • Municipal Policies and Procedures
  • Personnel 
  • Reviewing and Drafting of Public Contracts
  • Responding to Public Records Act Requests
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Issues
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Issues
  • Zoning
  • Eminent Domain


3. Defending school boards in litigation.

Our attorneys have extensive experience defending the following cases:

  • Discrimination Claims
  • Employment Claims
  • Constitutional Claims
  • Personal Injury Claims


We understand the complexities of municipal law and are equipped to handle the wide variety of challenges that public officials, municipalities, and school boards face. We will work alongside you to determine the best course of action, and we will prioritize consistent communication throughout our representation. If you need expert guidance, reach out to one of our attorneys today.