Torts Branch

The Torts Branch represents the United States, including its officers and agents, in suits for monetary damages alleging negligent or wrongful acts and under statutory compensation programs. In addition, Torts Branch attorneys handle claims related to injury and damage to Government property. Four sections handle the Torts Branch’s  major practice areas: the Aviation and Admiralty Section; the Environmental Tort Litigation Section; the Federal Tort Claims Act Litigation Section; and the Constitutional and Specialized Torts Litigation Section.