Municipal Law Office
The Forest Heights Town Attorney provides legal counsel and guidance to the town government to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws and procedures. The attorney also provides legal review of all ordinances, resolutions, contracts and intergovernmental agreements entered into by the town.
The Attorney's Office provides legal counsel to the:
Prosecution & Defense
In addition, the town attorney works together with attorneys from the State's Attorney's Office and the Town's insurance carrier in any prosecution or defense of matters involving:
- Civil matters against town employees performing appropriately in the line of duty,
- Offenses against town property or employees,
- Other civil litigation matters not handled by attorneys of the Local Government Insurance Trust,
- Prosecution of municipal infractions and violations of town ordinances, and
- Complaints filed under the Town's Ethics Ordinance.
Kevin J. Best, Esq.
Graduated magna cum laude (16 of 234 law students) from the University of Baltimore, School of Law, Class of 2003 (combined day and evening programs) and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Mr. Best served as a infantry officer in the U.S. Marines.
Mr. Best holds an MPA from the George Washington University. While serving as an employee of the Md. Municipal League (MML) for over eight years (April 1996 to December 2003), Mr. Best became one of the leading experts in Maryland municipal law, management, history and operations in the United States.
Mr. Best was admitted to the Bar of the State of Maryland on December 16, 2003, was admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia on August 8, 2005, and was admitted to the Bar of the District Court for the District of Maryland (federal trial court) on January 18, 2008. Mr. Best has provided legal services to at least eleven municipalities since being admitted to the Bar, and has served as Town Attorney of Forest Heights since 2010.