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Civil Rights Claims

Our attorneys counsel, represent, and defend local governments, including cities, counties, school districts, law enforcement officers, correctional facilities, correctional officers, and other government and public employees in various claims arising out of claimed civil rights violations.

Our attorneys are skilled in defending claims involving excessive use of police force, police pursuit cases, police misconduct, unreasonable search and seizure, cruel and unusual punishment, violations of first amendment, whistle blower claims and a multitude of other claims. In defending civil rights claims, our attorneys are skilled in evaluating cases for qualified immunity or other defenses such as sovereign immunity.