Massachusetts Municipal Defense
Attorneys at Louison, Costello, Condon & Pfaff, LLP in Boston are designated defense counsel for national insurers providing municipal and public official coverage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our services complement those of municipal counsel as our lawyers defend public employees and officials, including police officers, boards, town and city councils, county commissions, school boards and other municipal agencies in state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts.
Our firm has defended a wide variety of actions arising out of actions taken by public employees and elected officials, including selectmen, mayors, building inspectors, members of zoning commissions, police officers and teachers in the course of the execution of their duties. Our municipal law defense practice includes representation in cases involving the following claims:
- Denied zoning permits
- Decision-making liability
- Civil rights violations
- Discrimination claims
- Complex special casualty and general negligence
- Claims related to construction contracts and bids
- Property damage
- Deprivation of property rights
Additionally, we are retained directly by municipalities and other public agencies where specialized defense counsel is needed or when a conflict in representation has arisen.
When providing defense representation to an insurance provider, we focus on resolving the issue in the most economical and efficient manner. Our attorneys have extensive experience in select areas of law; as a small firm, we provide responsive and timely service. We take an aggressive position at the onset of a case to provide our client with the benefit of a strong negotiating position.
Our fee arrangements include traditional time and expense billing. We have also entered into mutually satisfactory retainer agreements with carriers, defending set numbers of claims for pre-agreed upon fees and expenses. If you would like to speak with a member of the firm about representation in construction law or if you have any other question, please contact our Boston offices. Our lawyers serve communities throughout Massachusetts.