Municipal (Public) Law

Public agencies, like individuals, find themselves embroiled in conflict. Whether being sued in one of the many types of civil matters or initiating action to enforce its sovereign authority, public agencies can engage in cost-effective dispute resolution services to stay within their budgetary constraints.

Several California Arbitration & Mediation Services panelists have experience litigating, mediating, and arbitrating disputes involving municipalities, counties, housing authorities, municipal service agencies, joint powers authorities, and other public entities. We understand the complexities involved in municipal (public) law, especially the need to work with their governing bodies within the bounds of the California Brown Act, and the ability to help parties resolve disputes involving environmental issues, public contracts and construction, eminent domain, real estate and housing, land use and zoning, police and public safety, and more.

We are ready and available to assist public agencies to determine the best dispute resolution process for them, whether mediation, arbitration, neutral fact-finding investigation, or some other service.