Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee Local Government Lawyers

For more than 40 years, Elliott Lawson & Minor P.C. has built a reputation for providing dependable, comprehensive legal counsel to local government entities in both Virginia and Tennessee, or to clients needing representation before, or in their dealings with, governmental organizations. We historically represent, or represent others in matters relating to, county boards of supervisors, town and city councils, planning commissions and boards of zoning appeals, school boards, airport authorities, housing authorities, industrial development authorities and public service authorities. Our municipal law attorneys have the experience necessary to guide you to an efficient resolution.

Local Government Attorneys

Our firm has extensive experience in an array of issues and concerns, including:

  • Purchasing and procurement
  • Public construction
  • Zoning and land use
  • Employment matters
  • Litigation
  • Eminent domain and property rights
  • Public finance
  • Freedom of Information/Sunshine laws
  • Section 1983 claims

In addition to acting as general counsel to various local government entities or representing clients in matters concerning government issues, our firm also acts as special counsel in association with general counsel to the entities.

When disputes arise, our representation extends to trial and appellate court representation in the state and federal court systems, and in mediation and arbitration. Our philosophy is to seek the earliest and best resolution for the client, while being prepared to undertake whatever action is needed to assist clients in adversarial situations.

All of our attorneys are members of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia (LGA) association, regularly attending LGA meetings and conferences, making presentations to its members and serving on LGA committees. Some of the firm’s attorneys are also members of the state bar or bar association committees related to public construction matters.