Pittsburgh Civil Rights Attorneys
Seasoned Lawyers Helping Clients Who Believe Their Rights Were Violated Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Civil rights lawyers help people who experienced a violation of their constitutional rights. Usually, such cases are based upon the rights spelled out in the Bill of Rights, or the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. Other sources of civil rights law include the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.
Contact A Pittsburgh Civil Rights Lawyer
If you believe someone violated your civil rights, it is important to speak with a lawyer who understands this specialized area of the law. At the Pittsburgh law firm of Goodrich & Geist, P.C., we are committed to holding institutions, some governments, businesses, and individuals who violate the civil rights of others accountable. To learn how we can help, contact us online or call 412-564-4770. We offer a free initial consultation and handle civil rights cases on a contingency basis. This means that we charge an attorney’s fee only when we recover compensation for you. Moreover, we advance the expenses of your case, expenses that clients must pay for only if we are successful on their behalf.
Examples Of Civil Rights Violations
Our law firm handles a wide variety of civil rights cases, including those arising from:
- Improper police conduct: This can include excessive force, illegal searches and seizures, unwarranted law enforcement shootings, false arrests, wrongful conviction and malicious prosecution.
- Prison abuse: The eighth amendment to the Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. This can include failure to provide adequate medical care, abusive treatment by corrections officers, and unhealthy or dangerous prison conditions.
- Employer retaliation: If an employer retaliates against you for asserting your right to be free from sexual harassment or job-related discrimination, you may have a civil rights case.
- Housing and education discrimination: If you were unable to purchase a house, rent an apartment, obtain an education loan or be admitted to an educational program because of your race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or other protected status, you may have a civil rights case.
- Sexual assault and abuse: If you were sexually assaulted on a college campus or school and the institution failed to take action or were liable in other ways, you may be able to sue the school for money damages.
There are many other types of civil rights violations, but everyone is the result of an individual or class of people not receiving equal treatment under the law, the right to due process, or the right to vote.
How Our Law Firm Helps
We advise clients about the process of filing a civil lawsuit or government claim. We urge them to assemble documentation of their claims because violations are often difficult to prove. We identify and interview witnesses who can support a claim. We try to provide an honest estimate of how long the case might take and an assessment of the chances of winning. Clients appreciate our transparency and openness about these often-challenging cases.
Call A Western Pennsylvania Civil Rights Attorney
If you believe your civil rights were violated, talk to our Pittsburgh lawyers to learn how we can help. Our attorneys are passionate about enforcing the rights granted to all Americans and obtaining justice and compensation after another party violated those rights. For a free consultation, contact us online or call 412-564-4770.