Civil rights claims are quite challenging, and involve very complex procedural rules. If you do not follow these rules, your case can be thrown out of court before it even starts. For example, in almost all employment discrimination cases, you must file a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before filing a lawsuit. The EEOC is the federal agency that investigates workplace discrimination and retaliation complaints based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, and disability. If you fail to first file a timely complaint with the EEOC, you can lose your right to later file a discrimination lawsuit in court.
Civil rights cases also have short deadlines. If you do not follow these deadlines, your case can be thrown out of court. In many cases against a form of government body whether the federal government, the state, county or a municipality, you must give the government special notice before you file a lawsuit. This notice is called an ante litem
notice, or is often times also referred to as a “Notice of Claim.” In cases against cities and police departments, your deadline for filing your ante litem
can be as little as 180 days after your rights are violated. This is a very short time period, especially if you are recovering from personal injuries that were sustained during a serious civil rights violation.
Building a strong civil rights case requires a thorough investigation. My team will interview all witnesses and safely secure all evidence. I work with the best experts to review the facts and testify on your behalf. Civil rights litigation requires significant time and resources. My team will carefully evaluate the Constitution, civil rights laws, and all of the facts and circumstances of your case to determine if your civil rights have been violated, and you can always count on me to “shoot you straight” as to whether filing a civil rights lawsuit will be in your best interest based on all factors considered.
My team understands exactly how to build a winning civil rights case. I pride myself on being the voice for victims of discrimination, and I am ready to help you get the justice you deserve.