Attorneys Representing Municipalities In Missouri And Illinois
The attorneys at Hamilton Weber LLC are uniquely situated to address the vastly diverse challenges faced by cities and local governments. All of our attorneys (including Randy Weber, named the 2013 and 2018 St. Louis area “Lawyer of the Year” for Municipal Law by Best Lawyers in America; and David Hamilton, named as the 2014 St. Louis area “Lawyer of the Year” for Municipal Law by Best Lawyers in America), have significant experience representing cities and local governments and are available to assist on all matters as circumstances and experience dictate. We understand that a team approach best serves the needs of cities and local governments by providing the right person with the appropriate experience for any given situation.
Experience And Knowledge
Our attorneys’ experience representing local governments as city attorney, special counsel or general counsel, coupled with our professional affiliations and experience in other areas of the law, keep us at the forefront of developments and changes in the law, thereby allowing us to provide accurate and thorough advice to our clients. Our experience includes advising local governments on matters pertaining to zoning and land use; administrative law; annexations; Sunshine Act compliance; the drafting and interpretation of municipal codes; preparation of comprehensive zoning ordinances; drafting of transect zoning codes; and the negotiation of complex public-private partnerships involving the use of CIDs, TDDs, Chapter 353 Redevelopment Corporations and TIFs.
Handling A Range Of Municipal Law Matters
In addition, Hamilton Weber LLC has extensive litigation experience before state and federal courts for local governments on a variety of issues including, but not limited to:
- Code violation proceedings
- Contract and commercial disputes
- Challenges to the validity of ordinances
- Challenges to zoning and land use approvals
- Election contests
- Employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims at both administrative and civil litigation levels
- Allegations of conflicts of interest
- Challenges to bidding processes
- Personal injury defense
- Public works contracts and prompt payment claims
- Defense of workers’ compensation actions
- Violations of the Sunshine Act
- Violations of the Hancock Amendment
- Defense of alleged violations of the Missouri and U.S. Constitutions
- 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims, including excessive force, retaliation and false imprisonment
Our General Municipal Law Team
A number of our lawyers focus on municipal law, including:
- David T. Hamilton
- John H. Kilper
- K. Andrew Weber
- Wm. Randolph Weber
- V. Scott Williams
- John A. Young
- Jared D. Howell
- Bradley Pryor
In recognition of our experience in representing local governments, our attorneys are regularly invited to speak on topics of municipal interest before various organizations such as the Missouri Municipal League, the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the American Planners Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association of Eastern Missouri.
Schedule a consultation with an attorney from Hamilton Weber LLC, fill out our online contact form or call 636-389-8964.