When lawsuits are necessary, Rudolph Clarke provides exceptional representation for Pennsylvania municipalities facing litigation.

The municipal law attorneys at Rudolph Clarke help townships, boroughs, school districts, waste and water authorities and other municipal entities throughout the region find innovative solutions to the tough legal problems that face our communities. We know that you’d prefer to keep your municipality’s case out of court, and we pride ourselves on our ability to prevent costly lawsuits. However, litigation is sometimes unavoidable.

When a municipality requires exceptional representation on matters of public agency law and litigation, they look to Rudolph Clarke for help. Our attorneys’ broad-based experience is founded on decades of representing public entities at the federal, state and local levels. We work hard to achieve the results you need, quickly and economically.


Rudolph Clarke has successfully represented our clients in a variety of municipal litigation matters involving:


– Land use planning decisions

– Zoning

– Eminent domain and inverse condemnation

– Water and sewer authority representation

– Property tax allocation

– Tax appeals

– Elections law

– Telecommunications

– Code enforcement actions

– Labor and employment

– Contract disputes

– Zoning matters

– Police liability and civil rights

  *  Rudolph Clarke attorneys successfully represented a water and sewer authority when a group of non-residential property owners filed a lawsuit against the municipality. The property owners did not want to pay their assigned portion of costs associated with the construction and installation of public sanitary sewers in a large section of the municipal district.

The Commonwealth Court ruled that the Property Owners must pay their fair share of the construction fees. This decision protected the financial interests of the authority as well as the residents of the municipality, who would have been left paying the bill for the construction project.  *

Our municipal litigation attorneys provide the legal assistance you need, so you can focus on serving the community.

Rudolph Clarke is proud of our communities. As counsel to numerous local governments and political subdivisions, our municipal law attorneys assist and advise city councils, planning commissions, county boards of supervisors, township managers, executive directors, and municipal department staff on a daily basis. Working with community leaders and government staff has provided our firm with a breadth of municipal law experience and an understanding of community matters that cannot be matched. Click here to see a partial list of our clients.

Each of us is dedicated to helping our local community and its residents by providing solid and reliable legal expertise to public entities. Our goal is to quickly resolve legal disputes, so you can focus on keeping our community a great place to work and live.

If your municipality is facing litigation concerning public services, zoning, land use, code violations, taxes, or employment matters, Rudolph Clarke can help. To learn more, please call (215) 633-1890 or fill out our online contact form.