Churches and Religious Institutions
Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin frequently represents churches and religious entities in a wide range of legal areas. Our attorneys defend churches in negligence actions arising from motor vehicle accidents, recreational injuries, and premises liability. We also represent churches in cases arising from alleged pastor and employee misconduct. The firm’s experience with churches of course extends to ancillary operations, such as daycares, schools, and pre-schools.
The firm is well versed in applicable constitutional protections afforded to matters of church governance and ecclesiastical functions, and we aggressively protect our clients’ Free Exercise of Religion principles in matters arising from such fact patterns as wrongful termination claims by church clergy.
Our attorneys are sensitive to the unique aspects of representing churches and ministries effectively while not compromising underlying mission principles.