Government Practice

Kenney & Sams, P.C. employs trial attorneys who have extensive experience representing public agencies, authorities, and public officials in state and municipal government. We recognize the political nature such litigation presents, and effectively manage the public scrutiny that often accompanies these claims.

Kenney & Sams possesses a unique knowledge base in these areas and the collective experience of our attorneys provides us with expertise in handling cases ranging from civil rights allegations against governmental agencies and law enforcement officers, to local and state government tort claims. We also possess expertise in handling employment discrimination and wage disputes, educational institution matters, governmental construction and contractual disputes, and premises liability issues.

Representative Government Cases

  • Successfully argued before First Circuit Court of Appeals an enforcement notice regulating firearms.
  • Represent commissions of a state agency against civil rights claims in federal court, obtaining dismissal of all claims in separate actions.

  • Defend claims against the Commonwealth arising out of alleged failures during construction of the central artery/third harbor tunnel project.

  • Consult with local housing authority over potential bid protest over the award of a large construction contract.

  • Represent City of Boston against bid claims arising from the award of public service contracts.

  • Consult with the commonwealth’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding charter school revocation standards.