Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley P.C.

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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