Constitutional Law / Civil Rights

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Description of Practice

GERMER attorneys have extensive experience with constitutional law and civil rights matters.  The firm routinely represents governmental entities, elected officials, and law enforcement officers in lawsuits relating to:

  • Due process and first amendment retaliation claims by governmental workers;
  • Due process, equal protection, and first amendment retaliation claims by citizens;
  • Claims of official misconduct;
  • Allegations of unreasonable search or seizure, wrongful conviction, and police-related claims;
  • Denial of medical care and failure to protect claims;
  • Claims under the Voting Rights Act; and
  • Rights under the Public Information Act and the Open Meetings Act.

The firm's work in this practice area includes all civil litigation under the United States Constitution, section 1983, and numerous other federal statutes.  As part of this practice, the firm’s civil rights attorneys know the customs and practices in federal court, and the firm uses its experience and knowledge to aggressively and efficiently defend all types of civil rights matters.