Q: Do lawyers fight against their own city or county?
A: A lawyer is able to fight against their own city or county if the lawyer chooses to accept a case against the city or county. All state law claims against a governmental agency require that tort claim notice be received by the governmental agency or representative within 180 days, which is a little less than 6 months.
Virgil Royer agrees with this answer
A: This question assumes that attorneys have their "own" county/state. They don't. Attorneys, if they find merit in a cause and choose to accept it, will file claims against governmental agencies to the extent they believe justice requires. There are often immunities that prevent lawsuits from being filed against an agency and/or officer. For example, prosecutors and Judges hold absolute immunity. You cannot easily sue. Law enforcement officers have limited immunity, but if they had probable cause for their action (often a low standard), then you cannot likely sue them successfully. In short, claims against the county and/or state are often extremely difficult. You should seek the advice of an attorney that advertises suing governmental agencies.
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