Public Law Litigation

Stradling's public law department uses the firm's vast resources to provide knowledgeable and vigorous support to its public agency clients in both state and federal actions at the trial and appellate court levels.

We have experience litigating disputes involving:

  • Constitutional challenges to public agency policies and practices
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Redevelopment and economic development
  • Eminent domain
  • Environmental issues (such as CEQA compliance, air quality, endangered species, and hazardous waste)
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Land use and zoning issues
  • Construction
  • Tax allocation disputes
  • Special tax foreclosures
  • Affordable housing compliance and covenant enforcement
  • Redevelopment dissolution
  • Water disputes (water rights and environmental/contamination claims)
  • Validation and reverse validation
  • Intellectual property challenges
  • Civil rights challenges
  • Relocation benefits
  • Replacement housing compliance
  • Enforcement of development agreements