Civil rights, guaranteed by our Constitution, are designed to ensure that all citizens are treated equally, without respect to gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and other protected categories. Civil rights also guard against overly intrusive conduct by the government. Government actors are prohibited from making arbitrary decisions or depriving citizens of their lives, liberty, or property without due process of law.
Remedies for these types of violations range from injunctions (halting the government from enforcing an unconstitutional law) to monetary damages.
Here are some examples of our civil rights services:
- Excessive force and other police misconduct
- Malicious prosecution and abuse of process
- Prison abuse, conditions, and medical treatment
- Due Process and First Amendment retaliation claims by governmental workers
- Free Speech
We zealously advocate for individuals that have had their civil rights violated and we understand the importance of challenging our government in order to effect change.