Items Types:
Business and Financial Services
For Meeting of:
December 15, 2014
District: ALL From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : No Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Engagement of Specialized Litigation Counsel

Although the /City Attorney's Office is handling an increasing number of general litigation matters on an in-house basis, resulting in substantial savings to the City, from time to time in complex matters, the City needs to engage specialized litigation counsel. David King, and the firm of King, Blackwell, Zender & Wermuth, have ably represented the City in such matters over the years.  David King is universally regarded as one of the top litigators in Central Florida.  Mr. King has been recently preliminarily engaged to handle the Northbrook Church matter.  Council approval is requested to retain Mr. King and his firm to continue this representation and to engage Mr. King and his firm for any future complex, substantial litigation matter that requires senior trial expertise.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: See attached

Recommended Action:
Council approval.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Mayanne Downs
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 12/9/2014 3:56 PM
City Clerk 12/9/2014 3:58 PM

Name: Description: Type:
B-6_-_FIS_for_Specialized_Litigation_Counsel_Ver_II.docx Fiscal Impact Statement for Specialized Legal Counsel Backup Material

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