Resolving Local And Municipal Government Concerns

Kramer Rayson LLP has a strong history of representing municipalities, counties and various governmental boards across Tennessee regarding a variety of legal issues. Such issues include:

  • City charters
  • Civil service
  • Contract negotiation, drafting and review
  • Employment policies
  • Merit boards
  • Municipal annexation
  • Open Records Act lawsuits
  • Ordinance drafting
  • Public utilities
  • Taxation
  • Tennessee state laws
  • Zoning laws

Our attorneys are equipped to represent governmental organizations and entities on a day-to-day advisory basis, from providing prompt feedback on zoning plans to interpreting how federal statutes apply to local governments. Our lawyers also handle complex litigation and arbitration.

The lawyers at our firm who practice government law are Warren L. Gooch, Edward G. Phillips, Thomas M. Hale, Robert L. Bowman, Betsy J. Beck, William J. Carver, and Bryce E. Fitzgerald.

Representing Public Utilities

Our firm has decades of experience representing various public utilities in Tennessee, ranging from wastewater treatment to electric utilities. We address all types of regulatory compliance matters, as well as provide general counsel services regarding employment concerns, contracts and other issues.

Addressing Public Policy Matters

Kramer Rayson LLP has experience in the following areas of public policy:

  • Regulatory matters
  • Lobbying
  • Elections
  • Federal and local government policies

Notable Cases

We successfully represented a municipality before the Tennessee Supreme Court in a lawsuit brought by a neighboring municipality. In this case, both municipalities laid claim to the same territory, and both sought to strike down the other's annexation of that land. (City of Harriman vs. City of Kingston, et al., 2011 Tenn. LEXIS 576.)

We also defended a Tennessee municipality in a case involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and more than 70 plaintiffs. After handling the detailed discovery process and crafting the dispositive motion, we were able to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement.

Schedule a consultation with an attorney at Kramer Rayson LLP by calling our offices in Knoxville and Oak Ridge at 865-525-5134 or contacting us online.