Public Sector Representation

For more than twenty years our attorneys have represented political subdivisions in all types of litigation and guided countless townships, cities, villages and counties in all aspects of government management. Our services in the public sector include:

  • Police liability defense
  • Discrimination and civil rights defense arising from police, fire, or government employee and management issues
  • Land use planning
  • Zoning issues and regulations
  • Sunshine law and enforcement and Open Meeting law
  • Public documents

Greg Beck and Andrea Ziarko successfully defended a public sector employer in an FMLA interference/ discrimination/ retaliation case that proceeded to jury trial in federal court before Judge Adams the week of February 11, 2019. The case was complex and involved an employer’s decision to terminate an employee for abuse of the township’s sick leave policy. The plaintiff claimed the termination violated his federal rights under the Family Medical Leave Act which he applied for during the time of his absence. The plaintiff also claimed the termination was retaliatory based on his application for FMLA and the township failed to accommodate his disability as requested through his FMLA application. Congratulations, Greg and Andrea! (Galica v. Perry Township).

Call 330-470-7780 or email us today to schedule a consult. Flexible appointments, including evening and weekend appointments, are available.