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Public Entity & Municipality Defense

Ford, Parshall & Baker attorneys have a long history of advising and defending public entities and municipalities, such as county and city governments, police departments, universities and public schools, school boards, and fire protection and ambulance districts, in a wide range of legal matters, including:

  • Risk management issues to avoid or reduce liability
  • Employment law matters, including policies, discrimination and sexual harassment claims, and employee discipline and termination
  • Contracts related to procurement, employee matters, and other business agreements
  • Real estate issues involving currently owned property as well as the acquisition of property
  • Premises liability and other personal injury claims

Our attorneys proactively work with various public entities and municipalities to reduce liability issues by providing training and suggestions aimed at preventing liability or reducing exposure for public entities. 

FPB attorneys also have substantial experience in defending public entities, municipalities, and their employees in litigation.  We understand defenses and legal immunities that are unique to governmental and quasi-governmental entities and their public employees.  For many years we have used that experience and expertise to defend and successfully resolve claims filed against cities, counties and other public entities. 

Our Office
  • Columbia Office
    3210 Bluff Creek Drive
    Columbia, Missouri 65201-3525
    Phone: 573-449-2613
    Fax: 573-875-8154
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    • "Ford Parshall & Baker congratulates the attorneys listed in the 2014 publication of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers: Hamp Ford was named as a Super Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense, Jeff Parshall was named as a Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Litigation Defense, and Emily Little and Josh Devine were named as Rising Stars in the area of Civil Litigation Defense."

    • "On behalf of the Missouri Insurance Coalition and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, Jill Jackson authored an Amicus brief in a pending Missouri Supreme Court case, Dutton v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company. July 2014. Ford Parshall & Baker welcomed Clayton Thompson as an associate attorney. June 2014."

    • "Hamp Ford and Jill Jackson won a declaratory judgment holding that an insurance policy was not ambiguous regarding the identity of the named insured, and the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in Columbia Mutual Insurance Company v. Grain Bin Supply Company et al., (Per Curium Order, May 13, 2014)."

    • "Jill Jackson moderated a continuing legal education seminar with a panel of judges from several of Missouri's judicial circuits. April 2014. Jeff Parshall and Michael Robertson won an appeal for their client in Executive Board of Missouri Baptist Convention v. Windermere Baptist Conference Center, Inc. et al., 430 S.W.3d 274 (Mo.App. S.D. 2014). "

    • "The Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in favor of Ford, Parshall & Baker's client enforcing a mechanic’s lien on a condominium construction project at the Lake of the Ozarks. Grau Contracting, Inc. v. Captiva Lake Investments, LLC, 429 S.W.3d 472 (Mo.App. S.D. 2014)."