Kitch - Attorneys & Counselors
Government Litigation


The Kitch firm has a long history of representing local government in a number of litigated matters and forums.  Kitch firm attorneys have appeared and fought successfully for the rights of their municipal clients in State and Federal courtrooms reaching from the shores of Lake Superior to the halls of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The subject matter of cases Kitch firm attorneys have handled covers many different types of issues, including:

  • Civil rights
  • Telecommunications
  • Cable
  • Municipal corporate authorities
  • General torts
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Land use, planning and zoning
  • Open Meetings Act
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Community mental health
  • Professional liability
  • Police liability
  • Insurance coverage
  • School law

This work often draws on a variety of attorneys in the firm who focus on many different areas of the law.  Unlike many other firms, the Kitch firm engages its appellate attorneys early in the litigation process.  This allows us to properly set the stage for the ultimate defense of our aggressive motion practice in these types of cases, where immunity and other legal protections may be available. With the advent of the accelerated summary disposition docket, this early collaboration is essential to a proper defense.

Michael Watza
T (313) 965-7983