Litigation plays a central role at Lemire, Johnson & Higgins. Based in Malta, New York, the firm’s trial attorneys have earned reputations for successfully handling complex cases in federal and state courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. The firm’s litigation practice typically involves representing employers, municipalities, managers, public officials (including law enforcement professionals) and individuals in a broad range of litigation claims. Our defense practice includes employment matters, civil rights cases, municipal litigation as well as tort cases. For example, our attorneys have successfully defended the interests of clients in matters involving the following types of claims: 

Excessive Force

Search and Seizure

False Arrest

Malicious Prosecution


Workplace Harassment


Wrongful Discharge

First Amendment

Housing Discrimination

Challenges to Land Use

Class Action Civil Rights Claims

Article 78 Challenges

Breach of Contract

Defamation and Stigma 

At Lemire, Johnson & Higgins we pride ourselves on carefully investigating and evaluating cases at the onset in order to position our clients for a favorable resolution through discovery, motion practice, trials, or alternative dispute resolution. Our trial attorneys are always mindful of the need to efficiently manage our clients’ expenses and their exposure throughout the litigation process. By virtue of these applied values, our attorneys have achieved remarkable levels of success in protecting our clients’ interests throughout the litigation process.

 Our extensive litigation experience guides the counseling and risk management services we provide to employers, municipalities and organizations. Whether in the midst of litigation, during a formal seminar/training session or at the request of clients, we strive to assist clients with identifying, managing and reducing the risks of claims and liability. Contact us to speak to a litigation attorney about your case.