School Districts & Municipalities
Working within our Professional Liability Practice, Lewis Brisbois has a talented pool of experienced attorneys who specialize in the unique aspects of school district litigation. Either by way of direct engagement or through engagement by the professional's insurance carrier, our attorneys represent, among others, teachers, administrators and school board members in defending claims arising from performance of their professional duties. Such claims run the gamut from the simplest negligence claim of a public employee involved in an automobile accident, to more sophisticated, complex claims under Section 1983, concerning alleged violations of Constitutional rights including discrimination claims based upon age, race and gender, and failure to educate.
Members of our Professional Liability Department are experienced in handling litigation in both State and Federal Courts through trial and on appeal. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in multiple State and Federal jurisdictions and also represent professionals in administrative proceedings before many different State agencies.
Where appropriate, members of our Department work with attorneys from other practice areas within the firm to provide legal representation of the highest quality to a broad range of professionals. No other law firm in the United States has successfully defended members of as many, or as varied, professional occupations than have been represented by Lewis Brisbois since its inception. Lewis Brisbois has experience and expertise in representing municipalities, school districts and their employees in claims covered under errors and omissions coverages tailored to their needs.
We have extensive experience in designing defense strategies to successfully defend such claims. From identifying possible pleading defects early on in litigation leading to prompt dismissals, recognizing legal and factual issues necessary to craft investigative and discovery strategies designed for summary adjudication by the courts, or effective trial defenses before juries, our firm has historically provided the highest quality representation to municipalities and school districts beset by claims and litigation of all types.