Helping City Leaders Protect What Matters

Providing advice to municipal councils and township boards for all matters including, contracts, regulations, ordinances, policies, zoning, development projects, cartways, meetings, litigation, public hearings and data practices. 

Saying “City leaders have a difficult job” would be an understatement. City leaders not only have to be a public figure and navigate the management of their municipality on a daily basis, but they also regularly face an endless amount of complicated legal issues.

Costley & Morris, P.C. has the tools to help city leaders care for their municipalities. We assign our veteran municipal law attorney along with a full-time paralegal to every case. Our client-centered approach enables us to help city leaders work through legal issues and learn new leadership skills for the future.

Municipal laws can affect the following aspects of a municipality:

  • Bylaws – Bylaws set rules for how a municipality conducts business. For example, bylaws govern how a city runs townhall meetings, how city voting stations operate, how the city keeps records, etc.
  • Land Use – Land use laws also affect private citizens and public clients (learn more about that by visiting our Real Estate & Land Use page), but municipalities draft and enforce land use laws like zoning regulations
  • Business Licenses & Zoning – Municipalities can determine what kinds of licenses a business needs to obtain to operate, and zoning laws can affect where companies are located.

At Costley & Morris, P.C. we’re proud to offer city leaders legal assistance. We represent municipalities to help them work through lawsuits and take proactive action to prevent potential suits from occurring.


Thank you for choosing Costley & Morris, P.C. and visiting our website. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you. If our services have met or exceeded your expectations, feel free to share your experiences with a review on Google or “Like Us” on Facebook!

“Mitchel Costley is your go to attorney for the Two Harbors area in Minnesota. His prices are very reasonable. He helped us prepare land for resale for my mom. He knew exactly what was needed and helped us find local contacts to help us along the way.  Great Law firm and it was a pleasure working with Mitch.”

– Ron F.

“The Costley law firm has helped me many times. Tim Costley has done an outstanding and professional job handling all my legal needs particularly on a case involving personal injury. Tim took the time to explain everything I should expect during the case and possible outcome. Tim knows the law very well and I was extremely happy with the settlement he negotiated for me. I would highly recommend Tim Costley, Mitch Costley and all there friendly helpful staff.”

– Richard B.

“Top notch lawyers. They fight for their clients. They get the best results”

– Mike R.