03. Civil Rights
As an experienced police misconduct and civil rights attorney, I have had the honor and privilege of representing persons whose constitutional rights were violated by police officers or officials for cities, counties, and local governmental entities in the State of Washington.
When I take a civil rights case, I am committed to standing with you, to advocating on your behalf, to see Justice done, to see that an officer, multiple officers, and/or the City or Public Entity involved, who were responsible for causing you to suffer one or more constitutional violations, be held accountable under the Federal Civil Rights Act, namely 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, and/or under relevant State Tort Laws as well.
I understand that bringing a civil rights action is something wholly and completely different from a normal tort case, like an auto personal injury case. As a great civil rights attorney, Samuel Paz, once said, Civil Rights are Special Rights, they are something beyond the normal kinds of everyday rights that most personal injury cases involve. They deserve special attention, special consideration, because of what they mean to us, a free people, living under a Constitutional system of government.
Thus, when we take a civil rights case, we intend to see it through to the end, to battle for you, to help you seek the Justice that you deserve, if you had your constitutional rights wrongfully violated by police officers and/or other public servants acting under color of state law. If we take your case, we will do our best to successfully advocate for you, to prosecute your civil rights or police misconduct claim, to obtain a proper measure of relief under the law, including just compensation for your injuries and damages, as well as for your dignity, and your self-respect.