Experienced Defense Counsel for State and Local Government Entities in Florida

State and local government entities face unique challenges when it comes to defending against claims in litigation. Their funding to handle disputes is often limited, and they must walk a fine line between efficient and effective defense. Similarly, while government entities facing litigation have a strong interest in discouraging similar complaints in the future, they must also maintain a positive image and positive reputation among their constituents.

At O’Connor, Haftel & Angell, PLLC, we take a strategic and forward-thinking approach to defending state and local government entities in all types of litigation. We have been serving government entities in Florida since the 1920s. As a result, we deeply understand government entities’ specific challenges, risks, and concerns and clearly understand what it takes to protect our government clients’ interests in all circumstances.

Comprehensive Litigation Defense for Government Entities

With offices in Orlando, we are centrally located to represent government entities in litigation statewide efficiently. We handle governmental litigation at the state and local levels, both at trial and on appeal. Our experience includes successfully representing state and local entities in litigation involving government-specific issues such as:

  • Civil rights violations
  • Constitutional violations
  • Jail and prison-related lawsuits
  • Land use, zoning, and entitlement issues
  • Procurement disputes

We also regularly represent state and local government entities in litigation involving general liability issues. This includes (but is not limited to) defending against:

  • Automotive accident claims
  • Employment-related claims
  • Personal injury claims
  • Premises liability claims
  • Wrongful death claims

Our lawyers have taken hundreds of cases to trial and argued dozens of cases on appeal. This level of experience sets O’Connor, Haftel & Angell, PLLC apart from other small law firms in Florida. Our experience, size, and location make us uniquely suited to handle government agencies’ and departments’ litigation needs statewide.

We Take a Client-First Approach to Every Case We Handle

We take a client-first approach to every case we handle, which applies equally in the public and private sectors. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs, pain points and goals, and we take pride in building lasting relationships that result in repeat business. We have represented many of our government clients in Florida for decades, and we attribute this to our success in litigation and our focus on complete transparency and ensuring that our clients feel confident and informed every step of the way. These long-term relationships also allow us to develop client-specific insights, further enhancing our ability to provide strategic, efficient, and goal-oriented legal representation.

Contact Our Government Litigation Practice Group for More Information

If you would like to know more about our firm’s experience representing state and local government entities in trial or appellate litigation in Florida, we invite you to get in touch. To speak with a lawyer in our Government Litigation Practice Group, please get in touch with us online today.