Few areas of litigation have seen more dramatic changes in the law recently than the defense of governmental entities and their employees. As a result, the representation of governmental entities and/or their employees requires a keen awareness and understanding of the applicable statutes and case law that govern the diverse claims that governmental entities may face. Governmental defense can span across a number of different disputes, including: employment and/or personnel disputes, zoning and other land use disputes, water and other utilities disputes, personal injury disputes, civil rights disputes, recreational disputes, fair housing disputes, construction and public contract disputes, public access to records disputes, and real estate disputes.
Christensen & Jensen’s governmental defense attorneys have successfully represented governmental entities and/or their employees in a number of different disputes from cities to counties to utility districts, fire and police departments to road departments to individual police officers and other emergency responders. Christensen & Jensen has also represented a number of individuals in front of governmental agencies, including representing individuals before the city councils and planning commissions, the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (“DOPL”), the Utah State Bar, the National Labor Relations Board, and numerous other governing bodies and regulatory agencies.
Governmental defense services provided by Christensen & Jensen include: