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Local Government and Public Utilities

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Lawyers in our local government and public utilities group provide a broad range of legal services to cities, counties, utility districts and utility boards, housing agencies, pension boards, and governmental officials throughout the State of Tennessee. Attorneys from Kennerly Montgomery have represented governmental clients in federal and state trial courts and in appeals before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, lawyers from this group have served as counsel for public and private clients before federal, state, and local regulatory boards, including the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor. Outside the context of litigation, our lawyers serve as corporate counsel to a number of governmental entities.

Our local government and public utilities lawyers have experience in the following areas:
public utility regulation (including electric, water, gas, and wastewater)
municipal annexations
contract drafting & negotiation 
design & implementation of pension plans 
condemnation & inverse condemnation 
tort actions under the Governmental Tort Liability Act
construction litigation
analysis & drafting of charter amendments, local ordinances, and state statutes
land use regulation & building codes
bid disputes for public contracts
public housing law & regulation
worker's compensation
constitutional claims under 28 U.S.C. § 1983
Federal employment statutes (FLSA, FMLA, ADA, Wage & Hour)
Internal investigations
Federal, state, and local regulatory matters
The attorneys who practice in these areas of law are:


For more information on Local Government and Public Utilities, please contact us at (865) 546-7311 or select an attorney above to contact them directly.
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