Civil rights legal matters can permeate many areas of your life — education, housing, lending and employment — and our civil rights attorneys have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in these issues. We handle cases related to constitutional freedoms like speech and voting, as well as matters pertaining to discrimination based upon legally protected classes like age, sex, race, physical limitation, and religion.
Our attorneys regularly represent both plaintiffs and defendants in claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other related federal and state laws. We also defend employers against discrimination charges brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state agencies and have successfully defended governmental bodies against Section 1983 civil rights claims.
We use a proactive and collaborative approach to help businesses avoid civil rights litigation by designing policies against discrimination and harassment, conducting management and supervisory training, and advising employers in the internal investigation of harassment and discrimination claims.
Our attorneys also have specific experience in election law, representing clients, including political parties, before local and state boards of elections, clients involved in challenges to state voter identification requirements, and clients facing barriers to running for elected office.