Municipal Law

Waller Smith & Palmer has more than 100 years of experience representing municipalities and municipal boards and commissions.

Our attorneys are dedicated to providing our municipal clients with experienced, efficient and effective legal counsel, while respecting the financial constraints that face our towns and communities. We currently represent towns as Town Attorney, responsible for providing legal advice on all aspects of town operation, as well as providing representation to municipalities and districts on specific legal matters.

Our municipal attorneys include Edward O’Connell who has represented municipalities in southeastern Connecticut for more than twenty years, along with Tracy Collins, Mark Zamarka, and Catherine Marrion. Our attorneys provide the following services to our municipal clients:


  • Acting as General Counsel to Towns, Town Boards Specially Chartered Associations and Districts
  • Building, Fire and Health Code Compliance and Enforcement
  • Regulatory Takings
  • Drafting and Modifying Municipal Regulations and Ordinances
  • Charter Revision
  • Inland Wetlands and Conservation Commissions
  • Planning and Zoning Commissions
  • Property Tax Liens and Foreclosures
  • Tax Assessment Appeals
  • Water and Sewer Assessments and Liens
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Defense of Construction Claims
  • Drafting of Ordinances and Referendum questions

Waller Smith & Palmer prides itself on its long and successful history of municipal representation.