Writing "city leaders have a hard job" would be an understatement. City leaders not only have to be a public figure and navigate the management of their municipality on a daily basis, but they also regularly face a barrage of complicated legal issues.
At Johnson/Turner Legal, our Minnesota municipal lawyers have the tools to help city leaders care for their municipalities. We assign a veteran municipal law attorney, two paralegals, and a client engagement specialist to every case. Our client-centered approach enables us to help city leaders work through legal issues and learn new leadership skills for the future.
That's not the only thing we do to prioritize our clients. With our flat-fee pricing model, you know up-front how much all of our services cost. We know you've got more important things to worry about than hidden costs, and flat-fee pricing ensures that you pay for our services, not our time.
Municipal law governs the legal system within your city, county, township, or borough (colloquially referred to as "municipalities"), and how governmental bodies within those municipalities operate.
Municipal laws can affect the following aspects of a municipality:
Although we may not give municipal law much thought in our day-to-day lives, it governs much of our conduct. For example, if you've ever paid for a parking ticket or received a speeding ticket, you've had a run-in with municipal law.
Citizens who violate municipal laws must attend a hearing in municipal court. Some common municipal court hearings include:
Citizens can also file suits against municipalities if they believe a municipality employee has violated their rights or caused them damage. For example, if a child is hurt on a playground due to faulty equipment, the child's parents may be able to file a suit against the municipality for negligence. As a result, lawsuits can quickly drain a city's budget.
At Johnson/Turner Legal, we're proud to offer city leaders legal assistance. We represent municipalities to help them work through lawsuits and take proactive action to prevent potential suits from occurring.
We're aware that for many city leaders, hiring a municipal attorney is a leap of faith. Here are some things city leaders interested in leveraging our services to resolve cases may want to keep in mind:
At Johnson/Turner Legal, we take pride in providing municipal leaders with no-nonsense, efficient legal representation.
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We strive to ensure that our attorneys and staff are fully versed in their practice areas to provide our clients the best advice and representation. The knowledge necessary to do so includes not only mastering the letter of the law, but also understanding trends in the interpretation and application of the law. We are life long learners who know there will never come a day when we have all the answers. We nurture and rely on our strong network of relationships within the firm and beyond. We study; we reflect; we converse; and we challenge one another. Our depth of knowledge sets us apart.
We all experiences life’s challenges, whether as part of our day-to-day routines or as a result of an event or transition in one’s life. Johnson/Turner Legal strives to help its clients and the legal profession rise through such challenges. Whether by pursuing fairness and justice, by solving problems or by bringing new perspective, Johnson/Turner Legal is dedicated to building trust and providing comfort.
We are a service organization, helping people through challenges and transitions in their lives. Our work must extend beyond our clients to champion the success of our colleagues, friends and the communities at large in which we live and work. We work to improve our communities through volunteerism and leadership.