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Public Law

Finding the right solutions.

Husch Blackwell’s Public Law team advises local governments, elected and appointed officials, and businesses on complicated matters of public law. Our law firm draws on our industry experience, skilled advocacy and political relationships to assist clients with government-related projects and disputes from beginning to end.

Our public law team understands the political complexities of representing the government and those who do business with the government. Our innovative solutions respect those realities while advancing client interests effectively and efficiently.

Our guidance to clients in the public law sector includes:

  • Civil rights litigation
  • Condemnation representation
  • Constitutional tort disputes
  • Easement drafting and negotiation
  • Election law litigation
  • Investigations
  • Municipal financing
  • Open Meetings Act
  • Public contracting
  • Public Information Act
Alerts | May 24, 2019
Texas Amends Israeli Anti-Boycott Law

The new law clarifies legislative intent that the previous anti-boycott Israel law does not pertain to small contracts and individuals, but is it enough to address the Court’s constitutional concerns?

Alerts | May 20, 2019
Texas Supreme Court Defers to Government Declaration of Public Use, at Least for Now

The decision’s ramifications are significant for both public condemnors and private landowners.

Alerts | March 12, 2019
Texas Supreme Court Affirms Cuts to Future Public Pension Benefits

On Friday, March 8, a unanimous Texas Supreme Court affirmed the Fifth Court of Appeals and upheld the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System’s decision to cut the future interest rate on accounts established under a deferred retirement option plan (DROP).

Alerts | February 20, 2019
Texas Supreme Court Rules Emails to Testifying Expert Can Be Privileged

Clients often make good testifying experts because they have specialized knowledge and experience in their industry. While normally emails between an attorney and a testifying expert are discoverable, what if the testifying expert is also the client–are such emails discoverable by virtue of the client being a testifying expert?

News Releases | October 01, 2019
Benchmark Litigation's 2020 Edition Recognizes 33 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

The firm also received Benchmark’s “Highly Recommended” ranking in Missouri and Wisconsin and its “Recommended” ranking in Nebraska.

Media Mentions | February 20, 2019
Law360: Real Estate Lawyers on the Move
News Releases | January 28, 2019
Husch Blackwell Adds Three Partners in Houston

Robert Eckels, Arturo Michel and Sandy Hellums-Gomez join the Houston office of Husch Blackwell.

Media Mentions | January 28, 2019
Texas Lawyer: Husch Blackwell Adds 3 Partners to Houston Public Law Team

The lateral hires include former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, former Houston City Attorney Arturo Michel and governance and compliance lawyer Sandy Hellums-Gomez.

News Releases | October 29, 2018
Husch Blackwell Relocates Houston Office to Downtown Area

Husch Blackwell's Houston office relocates to the JPMorgan Chase Tower at 600 Travis Street effective October 29, 2019.

Media Mentions | June 14, 2018
Law360: 4 Ways To Become Influential At Your Law Firm

Kate David comments on the importance of developing industry and niche expertise.

News Releases | June 06, 2018
Husch Blackwell Names Kate David as Houston Office Managing Partner

Kate David is featured in an article discussing her recent appointment as managing partner of Husch Blackwell’s Houston office.

Media Mentions | April 04, 2018
Dallas Business Journal: Law firm expands in Texas with 14 lawyers from Gardere Wynne Sewell (log-in required)

Husch Blackwell makes a major investment in its Texas offices with enhanced capabilities in banking, insurance, public law and real estate.

News Releases | April 02, 2018
Husch Blackwell Announces Major Expansion in Texas; Adds 14 Lawyers to Offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston

Husch Blackwell makes a major investment in its Texas offices with enhanced capabilities in banking, insurance, public law and real estate.

Testimonial Tim Fowler, Director, Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District

“It’s been a true blessing to have the capabilities of Husch Blackwell in times when we’ve really needed it… I can’t tell you how much I’ve appreciated that because I have seen the fruits of the labor. One of the best things I think we’ve ever done on this board was bring in the Husch team.”

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Public Law experience broadened with three new attorneys in Houston.

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