Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. has represented Washington cities and special municipal districts for over 40 years. The expertise we provide in this area of law gives our firm the distinction of representing more cities than any other law firm in the Northwest as City Attorney or on a consulting counsel basis. We can help in:

  • Preparing areas for incorporation
  • Ordinance and resolution preparation
  • Land use regulation and mitigation
  • Zoning, SEPA, and shoreline management act compliance
  • Environmental and toxic substances regulatory issues
  • Consulting with municipal commissions and boards
  • Annexation of adjacent land and/or special districts
  • Personnel and labor issues relating to public employment, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements, Fair Labor Standards Act issues, and defense of employment-related litigation, such as discrimination and wrongful discharge
  • Condemnations relating to roadways, sewer lines, parks, and other public uses
  • Local improvement district formation and public utility concerns
  • Interlocal agreements
  • Industrial development bonds
  • Municipal and police court prosecution
  • General civil litigation