Civil Rights Claims Against the Government
The civil rights litigation attorneys of Seiller Waterman LLC in Louisville, Kentucky, have established an excellent reputation for achieving positive outcomes for clients whose civil rights have been violated by governmental entities, from state prisons and county jails to municipal police departments.
The U.S. constitution guarantees every citizen certain civil rights and liberties including freedom of speech, religion and assembly; freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures and cruel and unusual punishments; and the right to due process and equal protection of the law.
Civil rights claims can involve issues such as:
- Discrimination in education, employment, public accommodations or housing
- Interference with voting rights
- Police misconduct
- Violations of the right to privacy, freedom of speech, association and religion
- Deprivation of life, liberty or property rights without due process of law or equal protection of the law
We have successfully pursued cases against state prisons for failure to protect inmates from serious injuries or death and against the Housing Authority of Louisville for children who developed lead paint poisoning while living in government housing. In both cases, internal documents revealed that the responsible parties were aware of the dangers, but took no action to protect the victims.
We also represent people who blow the whistle on fraud, corruption or wrongdoing by the government or government contractors.
Investigating a Civil Rights Case
Civil rights litigation involves a tremendous amount of investigation. We have the resources required to comb through decades of documentation, analyze the evidence and compose the facts into a clear and compelling narrative to tell the jury at trial.
As in all areas of our litigation practice, our work is supported by up-to-date computer technology that allows us to manage vast numbers of documents effectively and present compelling presentations at trial.
If you believe your civil rights have been violated by a government entity of any kind, please contact us to discuss your case. The initial consultation is free of charge and you will pay no attorney's fees unless we win financial compensation in your civil rights claim.
From our office in Louisville, the civil rights litigation attorneys of Seiller Waterman LLC represent clients in Kentucky, southern Indiana, throughout the nation and around the world. To arrange a consultation with one of our lawyers, please call: 502-584-7400, or e-mail the firm.