CIVIL RIGHTS & GOVERNMENT LIABILITY

MRR is the leading public sector defense firm in the State of Ohio. Our attorneys represent counties, cities, villages, townships, boards of education, mental health agencies, children services boards and other social service agencies, park districts and numerous other local and regional agencies.

Our Civil Rights & Government Liability team consists of attorneys who have practiced almost exclusively in the civil rights area for their entire careers, including several former assistant law directors and prosecutors, in addition to two attorneys who have consistently been named Best Lawyers in America for Civil Rights law. For more than 30 years, our firm has successfully represented virtually every type of public agency in cases involving allegations of civil rights violations, Section 1983 Claims, land use and zoning, police liability, general liability claims, child neglect and child abuse claims, employment matters, age discrimination, gender discrimination, and race discrimination.

Our attorneys’ vast experience and backgrounds provide them with exceptional insight into the unique issues encountered in defending public entities in and out of court. We emphasize early intervention in each case providing our clients with a quick and accurate evaluation to guide an early, cost-effective and successful resolution. MRR represents insurance carriers, self-insured public entities, joint self-insurance pools, third-party administrators and managing general agents on the complex liability issues facing public agencies.

Representative Services

  • Civil rights violations
  • Section 1983 claims
  • Land use and zoning
  • Police liability
  • General liability
  • Child neglect and child abuse
  • Employment matters
  • Age discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Race discrimination

Related Practice Groups

Appellate
Employment & Labor Law
General Liability
Public Sector Law
Zoning & Land Use

Practice Group Contacts

Todd M. Raskin
John T. McLandrich
James A. Climer