There are unique laws relating to the liability of
federal, state and local governmental entities. Special procedures are
mandated for the presentation of claims. Governmental entities and
their employees may be wholly or partly immune from civil liability,
depending upon the circumstances of a particular claim. Our firm is
well-equipped to overcome these statutory hurdles, and we have
successfully brought claims against federal, state and local agencies on
behalf of our clients. We were the first law firm to convince the
Federal court in Maryland that the cap in the Maryland Tort Claims Act
is not incorporated in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit
Authority’s waiver of sovereign immunity in Section 80 of the WMATA
Compact. See Lyons v. WMATA, No. 03-1066, U.S. Dist. LEXIS24696 (D. Md.
Dec. 26, 2003).