The government has an obligation to perform its work in view of the public. With this in mind, both the federal and state legislatures have put forth laws that require certain records and meetings to be open to the public.
At SMVT, we believe the government’s obligation of openness is vital to our society.
Our attorneys can assist you in obtaining records from Federal and State governmental entities. Why would you need a law firm for this? Some government officials resist public records requests. Others hide behind narrow exceptions in the law when they should not. Other times, those requesting the records prefer to remain anonymous, using our name in place of theirs.
Where government officials have refused to disclose the records they are legally required to provide, our attorneys have filed lawsuits and pursued the information in court. In some cases, attorney fees are awarded when a public entity improperly conceals its records.
No matter the situation, SMVT lawyers can tell you if a record should be public. And, if it should, we will help you find and obtain it.