Civil Rights Litigation / Municipal Liability

Our attorneys have experience defending municipalities and public officials in cases alleging violations of state and federal statutory and constitutional rights as well as related tort claims. We have recently handled civil rights matters involving such issues as freedom of speech, due process, equal protection, the use of excessive force in making an arrest, improper handling of hostage situations, unlawful searches and seizures, discrimination, and harassment on the basis of age, sex, race, disability, national origin, and sexual orientation. As in all the matters we handle, our litigators are creative yet practical problem solvers who work with you to thoroughly understand your needs and goals and to help craft a complete and affordable legal strategy to attain your best resolution. Our lawyers also are familiar with alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration and mediation, and can recommend them when that is in your best interest.