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State and Local Government Attorneys Offer Experienced Representation

Begley Law Firm, PLLC is seasoned in handling negotiations for our clients with government agencies including federal, state, county, municipal, school district or other specialized taxing agencies. We also represent governmental bodies and welcome inquiries from governmental leaders at any level of government regarding existing or proposed legislation or other governmental responsibilities.

We represent governing bodies and individual citizens in cases related to:

  • Boundary changes
  • Building and construction
  • Economic development
  • Elected officials
  • Elections
  • Eminent domain
  • Employment law, including union and nonunion public employees
  • Environmental law
  • Ethics
  • Financial affairs
  • Tax levies
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Governing bodies
  • Land use, annexation, zoning and condemnation
  • Legal issues incidental to managing city services
  • Litigation
  • Municipal court prosecution and operations
  • Open meeting and records laws compliance
  • Ordinance drafting and disputes
  • Utilities and water
Providing counsel at the local government level
Municipal law, which governs the operation of cities and towns and regulates the delivery of essential services, is the body of law that has the most immediate impact on everyday citizens. By controlling police, fire departments, public schools and garbage pickup, municipal law significantly affects a community’s quality of life. Municipal law is also the place where theoretical Constitutional protections are put to the test, as zoning decisions clash with private property rights, parking restrictions aid or impede commerce, and elections preserve or subvert democratic rule. Begley Law Firm, PLLC has been actively engaged in municipal law for 15 years.Litigation on behalf of state or local government
If issues or disputes cannot be settled through negotiation, Begley Law Firm, PLLC  never shies away from litigating in court for any governmental agency. On the local level, too often economic development that would benefit an overwhelming majority is hindered by a small, non-representative group.  Red tape on the state or federal level can also stymie progress. When a city ordinance, practice or development stirs up conflict with state and federal agencies, community groups or individual residents, Begley Law Firm, PLLC provides robust representation to protect the interests of the city in service of the people it represents.Counseling city officers and elected officials on compliance issues
Newly elected officials often need to be educated on the differences between standard operating procedures in the public and private sectors. This can also be true for veteran city managers. Begley Law Firm, PLLC has the knowledge, experience and resources to inform responsible officers about the requirements of open meeting and open records law, the code of ethics and numerous other problems frequently faced by local entities. We can even assist in drafting ordinances to avoid conflict with existing precedent.

Contact trusted and established local and state lawyers in Mississippi
To schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation with Begley Law Firm, PLLC, call us at 601-969-5545 or contact our firm online.