CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION
We have tremendous experience in civil rights litigation and have defended municipalities, counties, elected officials and government employees in civil rights cases for more than 30-years. The cases frequently involve defending police officers accused of civil rights violations, but has included others, such as prosecutors and elected officials accused of wrongdoing in their public service. Most recently, our attorneys successfully defended several sheriff’s deputies accused of unlawful search and seizure and false arrest. We have also successfully defended dozens of claims filed by prisoners or detainees who claimed they were denied civil rights while in custody. Our attorneys are frequently successful in obtaining summary judgment in their clients’ favor in these cases.
This has been one of our primary areas of practice. In fact, we started as a civil rights defense firm litigating cases throughout Illinois, and our attorneys authored a chapter on civil rights litigation in a leading continuing legal education publication for several years. XXX’s attorneys have also authored a chapter on tort immunity issues involved in school cases. This experience allows us to identify potential issues early on and gives our clients a head start in defending any claims that may arise.
Our partners each have over 20 years of litigation experience ranging from pre-suit research, investigation and evaluation of claims and defenses all the way through trial and appeal.