Experience, preparation and efficiency distinguish Jones & Mayer’s litigation practice. Our seasoned trial and appellate counsel defend a broad spectrum of litigation matters for governmental entities, including labor and employment, contracts, construction, transportation, redevelopment, environmental issues, personal injury, catastrophic injury matters, and dangerous condition of public property. In addition, defending lawsuits brought against municipalities, sheriff’s departments, police departments, commissions, and individual officers alleging law enforcement liability claims is a primary aspect of our litigation practice. In this respect, the firm's lawyers have defended claims filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging illegal search and seizure, false arrest, improper investigation, improper use of police standards, excessive force, improper high speed pursuit, First Amendment violations, selective enforcement, selective prosecution, negligent hiring, training and supervision, as well as claims of municipal liability premised upon the alleged creation and implementation of an unconstitutional departmental custom, practice or policy. We work closely with our clients to develop case strategies and solutions that fit the client’s objectives to resolve these cases in an effective and efficient manner. Our firm's lawyers also defend claims alleging tort liability, including dangerous conditions of public property and negligence.