The Firm has extensive experience in defending state and municipal law enforcement and correctional officers in civil rights litigation, including 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights claims in federal and state courts throughout New York. Section 1983 cases can be complicated and require a detailed understanding of various federal and state case law, along with deep knowledge and appreciation for law enforcement duties and hierarchies.
Section 1983 claims often assert a combination of the following allegations:
- Excessive force
- False arrest or unlawful detention
- Malicious prosecution
- Failure to properly train
- Deliberate indifference
- Denial of health care
- Failure to properly monitor
- Unconstitutional procedures and policies
- Cruel and unusual punishment
- Wrongful death
- Violation of constitutional rights including the First Amendment
Our team’s focus is to aggressively defend at all stages of litigation with a sensible focus on the path of least resistance should an opportunity to resolve the matter favorably present itself. Through our experience in defending police and correctional officer liability claims, our attorneys efficiently and quickly identify strengths and weaknesses and develop and execute thoughtful strategies going forward.
If you are interested in retaining smart, aggressive lawyers to defend you against Section 1983 civil rights claims, please contact us. We would be honored to help you.