Our Practice Areas

The attorneys at Town Counsel Law & Litigation, LLC are experienced in the wide range of legal questions and issues that arise in municipal law.  

Municipal Law

Our team offers personalized assistance to all types of municipal entities throughout the State of Wisconsin, including:

  • Towns, villages, cities and counties
  • Special use districts including sanitary and utility districts
  • Public safety and fire commissions
  • Insurance companies
  • Corporations
  • Private individuals 

Whether you seek assistance in navigating the complexities of a land use or zoning issue, need advice in the area of public employment or are interested in retaining an attorney to represent you in court on a municipal issue, Town Counsel Law & Litigation is here to help.

Areas of Practice Include (among others):

Land Use, Zoning and Planning

Drafting and Enforcing Municipal Codes and Ordinances

Labor and Employment 

Contract Negotiation

Municipal Insurance Defense

Litigation of Nuisance and Negligence-related Claims

Real Estate and Development

Public Records and Open Meeting Compliance

Election and Appointment of Municipal Officers and Employees

Alcohol and Special Event Licensing 

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

Defense of Claims against Municipalities and Municipal Officials

Mediation of Civil Disputes 

Delivery of Public Safety Services 

Taxes and Assessments 

Don’t see your specific legal issue listed here? Reach out to see how we can help.

Notable Reported Decisions Handled by our Attorneys

Our experienced attorneys have worked on a wide range of significant cases, always with the goal of positive outcomes and setting good legal precedent.

  • Brown v. LaChance, 165 Wis. 2d 52, 477 N.W.2d 296 (Ct. App. 1991)
  • CED Props., LLC v. City of Oshkosh, 380 Wis. 2d 399, 909 N.W.2d 136 (2018)
  • CED Props., LLC v. City of Oshkosh, 352 Wis. 2d 613, 843 N.W.2d 382 (2014)
  • Ledger v. Waupaca Bd. of Appeals, 146 Wis. 2d 256, 430 N.W.2d 370 (1988)
  • Luebke v. Miller Consulting Eng’rs, 174 Wis. 2d 66, 496 N.W.2d 753 (Ct. App. 1993)
  • Outagamie County v. Town of Greenville, 233 Wis. 2d 566, 608 N.W.2d 414 (Ct. App. 2000) 
  • Rice v. Oshkosh, 148 Wis. 2d 78, 435 N.W.2d 252 (1988)
  • Showers Appraisals, LLC v. Musson Bros., Inc., 350 Wis. 2d 509, 835 N.W.2d 226 (2013)
  • State v. Outagamie County Bd. of Adjustment, 244 Wis. 2d 613, 628 N.W.2d 376 (2001)
  • State ex rel. Schwochert v. Marquette County Bd. of Adjustment, 132 Wis. 2d 196, 389 N.W.2d 841 (1986)
  • Step Now Citizens Group v. Town of Utica Planning & Zoning Comm., 264 Wis. 2d 662, 663 N.W.2d 833 (2003)
  • Sturgis v. Winnebago County Bd. of Adjustment, 141 Wis. 2d 149, 413 N.W.2d 642 (1987)
  • Town of Clayton v. Cardinal Constr. Co., 317 Wis. 2d 424, 767 N.W.2d 605 (2009)
  • Town of Grand Chute v. U.S. Paper Converters, Inc., 229 Wis. 2d 674, 600 N.W.2d 33 (1999)
  • Turkow v. Wisconsin Dep’t of Natural Resources, 216 Wis. 2d 273, 576 N.W.2d 288 (1998)
  • Wis. Elec. Power Co. v. Outagamie County, 311 Wis. 2d 746, 752 N.W.2d 388 (2008)

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