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City of Philadelphia


Civil Rights Unit

The Civil Rights Unit defends all lawsuits filed against the City and its employees in which it is alleged that an individual's constitutionally-protected rights have been violated.

Code Enforcement Unit

The Code Enforcement Unit handles issues related to deteriorating and unsafe structures, zoning and land use, and safe food preparation and sales.

Labor and Employment Unit

The Labor and Employment Unit deals with the many employment issues affecting the City’s large and diverse workforce.

Claims Unit

The Claims Unit is responsible for handling the City's tort litigation defense.

Affirmative & General Litigation

Represent the City in affirmative public policy litigation as well as civil actions involving claims arising out of or relating to contracts for procurement of goods and services, contracts for performance of construction and similar public works.


The Appeals Unit handles appellate matters in both state and federal courts.