Governmental Entities

Guerra, Leeds, Sabo & Hernandez, P.L.L.C. has extensive experience counseling and defending local and county governmental entities in a wide variety of lawsuits and non-litigation matters. We have earned a reputation among government officials, self-insureds, and insurance professionals for delivering first-rate, cost-effective, and practical legal representation ranging from high-profile, cutting-edge legal matters to more typical, yet equally important, claims.

We have successfully defended thousands of governmental liability claims for counties, cities, water and irrigation districts, school districts, and other public agencies in federal and state court, and before administrative agencies including:

  • Claims brought under the Texas Tort Claims Act
  • Police and law enforcement agency claims
  • Prisons, police holding facilities, and detention centers matters
  • Zoning and land use disputes
  • Employment related claims including those asserted under Section 1983, Title VII, FMLA, ADA
  • First Amendment and defamation claims
  • Suits against elected officials, administrators, officers and judges

We have a strong trial record having successfully obtained defense verdicts in numerous cases for public officials and entities. In addition, we have also achieved dismissal of cases through voluntary dismissals, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment. Further, while many claims should be aggressively defended through pre-trial dismissal or trial, we recognize and identify early those cases in which settlement should be considered, and target them for a cost-effective, creative and reasonable resolution. In the event that litigation enters the appellate stage, we are fully prepared to litigate appeals to both state and federal appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

We offer our clients the assurance that every file assigned to every lawyer is handled in compliance with applicable reporting requirements and is defended in accordance with a specific plan authorized by the governmental entity or insurance carrier.

The attorneys at Guerra, Leeds, Sabo & Hernandez, P.L.L.C. are prepared to counsel and defend governmental entities and their officials and employees in the vast array of claims that are asserted against them, provide investigation and assessment of potential claims, review of policies and practices, and conduct internal training and seminars.