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Civil Rights

Your civil rights are more than a theory. They are protected assets that deserve to be protected.

Civil Rights Violations

As a citizen of the United States, you are granted basic rights to political and social equality, known as your civil rights. Unlike human rights, which are acquired inherently through God or nature, civil rights are granted and guaranteed by our local, state and federal government. Because of this, civil rights must often be fought for by marginalized individuals as societal and cultural norms change over the years. If your civil rights have been violated by another citizen, your employer, or by a government official, you will need to consult an experienced civil rights violation lawyer. At McEldrew Purtell, fighting for the rights of our clients is more than just our job, it is our passion. We fight not only for fair and just compensation for our clients but will also make sure your case receives the public attention and support it deserves, to ensure that the fight for justice and equality in our country move forward.
Civil rights violations include police brutality and misconduct

Police Brutality and Misconduct

Discrimination By Law

Discrimination By Law

Discrimination by law is a serious violation of human rights, and those who suffer from it should not hesitate to seek legal recourse.
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Excessive Force

Exessive Force

Even with police brutality at the forefront of the national discussion, the use of excessive force by American police continues to make headlines.
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Wrongful termination

Wrongful termination

If you have been wrongfully terminated, there are many different laws that protect employees from being fired illegally.
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Police Shootings

Police Shootings

Every year, there are a number of victims of police shootings, many of whom are unarmed civilians.
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In-Custody Death and Injury

In-Custody Death and Injury

The most common reason for an individual to come into contact with the police is being a driver in a traffic stop.
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How Do We Hold Civil Rights Violators Liable?

We will carefully review the facts and circumstances of your case to determine if there were civil or criminal violations. Civil lawsuits can include claims for monetary damages and other types of relief. Criminal lawsuits occur when a prosecutor finds a crime has been committed, and victims may be entitled to monetary or punitive damages, attorney’s fees, and other remedies depending on what kind of violation occurred.

Filing a civil or criminal lawsuit will require a serious commitment of time, effort and cooperation between you and your attorney. At McEldrew Purtell, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients, and go above and beyond to bring our clients justice. Our team of lawyers includes S. Lee Merritt Esq., who has received recognition as the one of the nation’s top activist attorneys by the National Bar Association, and one of the nations top civil rights attorneys by CNN. Contact our team today for a free and confidential consultation by filling out our form or by calling 1-866-869-5318.

Civil rights violations include police brutality and misconduct