The law firm that you can trust

Representing public entities, their officials and employees

Experience and Dedication

Our attorneys serve municipal and regional entities in the defense of civil rights, tort claims, employment and administrative matters, school law, as well as contractual and workers compensation litigation. We advise our municipal clients pre-litigation on these and other vital legal issues touching all aspects of municipal governance.  We carry on the proud traditions of Holsten & Associates where our partners previously litigated for decades on behalf of local governments and private corporations.

Our focus is on the defense of individuals, municipalities and school boards in matters involving governmental immunity, federal civil rights involving police professional and public official liability, IDEA litigation and workers compensation claims for municipal and health field clients. 

We are available as consultants to municipalities and their solicitors, providing guidance in investigations involving municipal government issues, policy analysis and proposed or challenged legislation. We are known as a firm that is trustworthy, responsive and successful.

Areas of Practice

At Holsten Associates, P.C., we represent government officials and agencies in virtually every area of the law. Whether your case involves a slip and fall on a sidewalk, or accusations of false arrest, you can be certain that the attorneys at Holsten Associates, P.C. are knowledgeable of the law and experienced. Here is just a sampling of the types of cases our attorneys handle every day. 

Civil Rights/Municipal Law

Trial attorneys at Holsten Associates, P.C. are dedicated to the successful litigation of  matters affecting municipal governments, school districts and individuals. The attorneys keep abreast of the unique immunity statutes that protect local government agencies. Our attorneys have successfully defended mayors, city council  members, building department officials, prisons, police officers, water authorities and transit authorities. A large percentage of the firm’s practice is concentrated in the state and federal courts.

General Liability

Attorneys at Holsten Associates, P.C. have broad and far ranging experience in general liability matters, including: premises liability, fire and explosion litigation, construction matters, defamation, and malicious prosecution. Our experience in automobile litigation includes the defense of motor vehicle claims and the handling of uninsured and underinsured arbitrations.

Employment Law

Attorneys at Holsten Associates, P.C. handle numerous matters involving employer/employee relations including wrongful termination, discrimination, civil rights and sexual harassment. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of Title VII, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Family and Medical Leave Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, The Civil Rights Act as well as other statutes and laws pertaining to the employment arena.

Special Education

Attorneys at Holsten & Associates, P.C. have represented school districts involving special education law under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Attorneys actively consult and advise as to appropriate programming and identification of students in need of special education in addition to handling Due Process administrative hearings and State and Federal appeals. In addition, attorneys have presented informative sessions to educate academic professionals on providing an appropriate education to students in the complex and ever-changing environment of special education law.

Workers’ Compensation

The firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice has a considerable degree of success in defending workers’ compensation claims on behalf of Pennsylvania businesses and their insurance carriers. Our clients include local municipalities and their insurers. The attorneys assigned to these matters are well versed in new workers’ compensation law, and keep on the cutting edge of case development and amendments in the Act and applicable regulations. The firm advises clients on all related areas of the law, including Heart and Lung, subrogation, and related benefits. Our attorneys have considerable appellate experience at all levels. The firm stresses the importance of vigilant investigation and cost effective litigation strategies to provide the most desirable results for our clients.