Litigation

State and Local Government

Stevens & Lee has significant experience representing public sector clients in a wide variety of litigation matters. We have handled the complete range of procurement, bidding, bonding and contract litigation matters ranging from construction and solid waste contracts to a high stakes 911 emergency management contract case. Other governmental litigation experience includes territorial disputes among authorities, zoning enforcement, building code appeals, tax assessment appeals, tax exemption appeals, dissolution of authorities and actions to prevent the dissolution of authorities, as well as litigation involving public officials’ Errors and Omissions policies.

Stevens & Lee also has extensive experience in defending governmental entities, public officials and public employees in all manner of Section 1983 civil rights litigation, including constitutional challenges to assessment practices, employment decisions, prison conditions and police and law enforcement conduct, including allegations of the use of excessive force, false arrest, malicious prosecution and illegal search and seizure. In addition, we have litigated constitutional law issues, such as freedom of speech, freedom of association and alleged violations of due process in state and federal courts. This practice is led by a trial lawyer who has tried more than 40 civil rights cases to verdict in federal courts in the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

We have successfully defended three Pennsylvania counties, through trial and appeals, when their legislation of a hotel tax to encourage tourism was attacked on constitutional grounds.

Stevens & Lee has also represented state and local government clients in a significant number of eminent domain proceedings.

Archibald_Bob

Robert C. Archibald

Government Affairs Specialist

rca@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.234.1040

Badovinac_John

John N. Badovinac

Director, Griffin Stevens & Lee Consulting

jnb@griffinslconsulting.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7367

Bear_John

John C. Bear

Managing Director, Griffin Stevens & Lee Consulting

jcb@griffinslconsulting.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7385

Lancaster: 717.399.6623

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David J. Brightbill

Of Counsel

djb@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.234.1045

Cannon_Maeve

Maeve E. Cannon

Shareholder

meca@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6423

Carbonell_Ramiro

Ramiro M. Carbonell

Shareholder

rmca@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2275

Dugan_Ken

Kenneth R. Dugan

Shareholder

krd@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2163

Edelman_Peter

Peter T. Edelman

Shareholder

pte@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2168

Espenshade_John

John W. Espenshade

Partner

jwe@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6621

Fox_Tammy

Tamara L. Fox

Associate

tlf@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7354

Friedman_Susan

Susan R. Friedman

Shareholder

srf@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6625

Hobaugh_Bob

Robert J. Hobaugh, Jr.

Shareholder

rjhj@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2141

Kennedy_Ryan

Ryan P. Kennedy

Of Counsel

rpke@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6424

Kennedy_Patrick

Patrick D. Kennedy

Shareholder

pdk@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6422

Kisela_Deb

Debra A. Kisela

Government Affairs Specialist

dak@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.238.5816

Koenecke_Wade

Wade D. Koenecke

Associate

wdk@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6428

Koscelansky_Brian

Brian P. Koscelansky

Shareholder

bpk@stevenslee.com

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Scranton: 570.969.5364

Wilkes-Barre: 570.718.0300

Kratz_Jamie

James F. Kratz

Associate

jfk@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5065

Marles_Blake

Blake C. Marles

Shareholder

bcm@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5060

McElligott_Lisa

Lisa M. McElligott Miller

Shareholder

lmm@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2192

Rosenstein_Mike

Michael B. Rosenstein

Senior Governmental Affairs Specialist

mbro@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.234.7918

Tuckey_Steve

Stephen F. Tuckey

Of Counsel, Stevens & Lee; Director, Griffin Stevens & Lee Consulting

sft@griffinslconsulting.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7386

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James M. White

Shareholder

jmw@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.238.5866

Wieand_Don

Donald E. Wieand

Shareholder

dew@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5071

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