Government Practice

The attorneys in the Government Practice Group at Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC have extensive experience in providing day-to-day legal advice to public sector clients such as cities, counties, school districts and other forms of local government. In our capacity as general counsel to our various local government clients, we provide consultation, advice, and representation in the following areas and topics:

  • Policy Development
  • Ramifications of Proposed Legislative or Administrative Actions
  • Public Bidding and Procurement
  • Drafting Revised Statutes and Proposed Legislation
  • Drafting Ordinances, Regulations, and Interlocal Agreements
  • Real Estate Purchase Contracts, Easement Acquisitions and Preparation
  • Property Acquisitions, Zoning, Condemnation and Eminent Domain

The experience in our Government Practice Group embraces a wide variety of specialties. We provide regular day-to-day advice on matters involving student rights; teacher tenure; certification; employment issues, including FMLA, ADA, and wage and hour disputes; open records and open meetings law; special education matters arising under Kentucky Administrative Regulations and IDEA; taxation and creation of nonprofit foundations; FERPA; general regulatory compliance; cable law and cable regulation; franchise negotiations; and board management issues.

Beyond our considerable expertise in the general counsel arena, the attorneys in our Government Practice Group are skilled litigators and regularly represent cities, counties, school districts, and other local governments in all areas of litigation in state and federal courts.

It is the philosophy of the Government Practice Group to provide to our public entity clients the highest quality legal services in a timely manner and on a basis assuring value added to the client. Our consistent goal is to get results and to solve problems in a manner that protects the rights, objectives and best interests of our client.

The attorneys at Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC work best as team members with the governing board and/or senior management of each public entity client. Our professional responsibility is to proactively respond to specific tasks communicated to us and to provide day-to-day advice to assist our client in avoiding the potential risk and possible entanglement that comes with serving the public. We know that representing a public entity client is a public service and we welcome the opportunity to contribute in a positive way to our community.