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Government & Constitutional Litigation

Poyner Spruill is regularly called upon to handle some of North Carolina’s most sensitive and closely watched cases involving matters of public law. These cases frequently involve a strong policy component, and they often have the potential to attract local, state, and even national public interest.

We have deep experience with the political and public-relations components that tend to accompany these cases, and we are skilled at using those components to our clients’ advantage.

Our clients include some of North Carolina’s largest local governments, state agencies, and private-sector clients whose interests intersect with the state and federal government. Cities, counties, and other public institutions frequently engage us as outside counsel to defend against constitutional claims and other high-stakes lawsuits. We also regularly bring lawsuits against the State of North Carolina and the federal government on behalf of companies, associations, and individuals whose business interests are impacted by political or policy decisions. On multiple occasions over the past several years, we have persuaded courts to strike down state laws as unconstitutional.

We also regularly defend law enforcement and detention officers against constitutional and state law claims concerning 42 USC §1983, arrest, use of force, provision of medical care and malicious prosecution claims.

Some of our recent matters include:

For more information on our government and constitutional litigation work, contact one of the professionals on this page.

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