Local Government Law

Karpinski, Cornbrooks & Karp specializes in the defense of local governments throughout Maryland. We provide legal advice, counsel and litigation defense to municipalities, counties, sheriffs, and local government employees and officials in a wide array of claims and cases brought against them. Some typical issues that arise involve governmental immunity, public official immunity, civil rights defense, constitutional law, federal anti-discrimination statutes, employment law, police liability, local government form and structure, torts (including the Local Government Tort Claims Act), wrongful death, public information acts (FOIA and MPIA), contracts and legislative powers. Our attorneys offer legal advice intended to avoid future litigation, as well as litigation expertise in defending the interests of our local government clients. In addition, we conduct an active appellate practice in which our dedicated attorneys work to further develop the law in order to achieve optimum results for our clients.