Legal Resources

The League's legal department is situated at the confluence of many important legal and policy areas and is an excellent resource for municipal attorneys.

League Counsels

General Counsel William Kearns Jr., Esq., of Helmer, Conley & Kasselman in Willingboro, heads the League of Municipalities’ Legal Department with Deputy General Counsel Trishka W. Cecil, Esq., of Mason, Griffin & Pierson, and Assistant General Counsel Frank Marshall, our in-house attorney. 

The League also retains  28 additional assistant and associate counsels, experts in many fields of municipal law, including environmental issues, labor relations, land use, taxation, and bonding. 

Amicus Curiae 

The League Amicus Committee considers requests from members to participate as amicus curiae in ongoing litigation. 

The League participates in cases of statewide importance when the ruling will have an impact on our members. The League also argues as amicus curiae in cases before the Council on Local Mandates and can bring complaints before the Council if petitioned by two or more municipalities.

Please note: Our legal department cannot be a replacement for a town’s municipal attorney, or an alternative to your municipal attorney, who should be your primary source of legal advice.

Please Note: This service does not offer "second opinions" or alternatives to your municipal attorney, who should be your primary source of legal advice.