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Civil Rights

We fight abuses of power.

When people in power abuse their authority, it’s offensive and destructive. We give you a voice and help hold them accountable.

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We stand up for your rights.

Civil rights cases are tough and complex. We dig in, shine a light on wrongdoing, and help you fight back.

How we work

  • We vigorously investigate the case, finding out what happened, why it happened, and who knew about it.
  • We do a deep dive into the legal research to thoroughly understand the complex legal rules of your particular civil rights claim, so we can help you aggressively pursue the wrongdoers.
  • We take time to develop strong relationships with our clients so that we fully know how the events have affected them, and so we can tell their stories.
  • We work closely with you to creatively achieve your goals and obtain results that are meaningful to you.
Civil Rights Case Types

We excel in civil rights cases.

  • Police brutality/wrongdoing Cases involving serious injuries caused by police
  • Wrongful conviction Cases where you have been exonerated and seek payment for your wrongful conviction
  • Abuse by teachers or clergy Cases involving physical or emotional abuse by people in trusted positions
  • Retaliation Cases where you have been punished for speaking up for your rights or someone else's rights

We get superior results in civil rights cases.

$2,500,000 Settlement

for the family of a mother killed in a car crash by a drunk driver.

$900,000 Settlement

for a family subjected to racially discriminatory treatment by a school district.

Confidential Settlement

for violation of a female student's privacy by a teacher.

Confidential Settlement

for multiple victims of abuse by teacher.

$458,933 Jury Verdict

award plus attorney fees for a woman wrongfully arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

$100,000 Settlement

for a motorist who was wrongfully shot by police.

$2,700,000 Settlement

for a spinal cord injury caused by excessive use of force by police.

Confidential Settlement

for a woman who suffered harm when a private correctional facility allowed a prisoner to escape.

$623,380 Jury Verdict

for a woman who was sexually assaulted.

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.


What to expect when working with us.

  • 01

    Initial conversation.

    We gather all the necessary information and begin evaluating.

  • 02


    Using the information, we assess the strengths and weaknesses of all possible claims and defenses.

  • 03

    Filing the lawsuit.

    This starts the formal litigation process.

  • 04

    Exchange of information.

    This is called the discovery phase and includes exchange of information and documents, and testimony under oath.

  • 05


    Oftentimes the parties will attempt to resolve the case by using a neutral third-party to help bring the sides together.

  • 06


    If mediation or negotiations are unsuccessful, the next stop is the courthouse.

We're here to help.

Wondering if we can help you with your case? The first step is an initial conversation. Call us or leave us some information below, and our team will contact you quickly to gather more information.

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