Civil Rights Attorneys in Walnut Creek
Experienced Representation in Contra Costa & the Bay Area
While police and other law enforcement officials have the authority to protect citizens, this does not mean the scope of that authority includes the mistreatment, abuse, or even death of those individuals with whom the police are in contact. This includes police misconduct during the arrest, custody and/or interrogation of a person.
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, our Walnut Creek civil rights lawyers have successfully represented victims and their families in civil rights actions against state, county and city police departments. Whether through trial or negotiating a settlement, we strive to bring justice to you or your lost loved one.
Contact us at (925) 275-5592 for a free initial consultation to discuss your specific case with one of our attorneys today.
Civil rights violations
Government officers are required to follow reasonable standards of behavior and action. When they violate this, they are violating the civil rights of the harmed individual.
Types of behavior that can constitute a civil rights violation include the following:
- Police misconduct
- Police brutality
- Excessive force
- Employment discrimination
- Teacher abuse
- Illegal search and seizure
- Jail and in-custody deaths
- Prison suicides
- False arrest and imprisonment
- Wrongful death
Our team of attorneys can provide thorough investigative services in order to determine what the circumstances were leading up to your accident or injury.
Notable Case Results
Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook has the experience and resources necessary to pursue large and complicated cases – cases that many other firms simply can’t handle.
Our firm has a successful track record in civil rights cases:
- $3 Million Recovery: This case involved a man restrained by correctional officers.
- $1.825 Million Recovery: This case involved a woman shot and killed by police officer after they mistook her vegetable peeler as a weapon.
- $1.4 Million Recovery: This case involved a psychiatric patient murdered by fellow inmate.
Millions Won by Our Civil Rights Law Firm Since 1979
If you or a loved one was injured, or a loved one was killed, due to police misconduct or mistreatment while in jail, prison or any other law enforcement facility, contact Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook. One of our skilled attorneys can advise you about your rights and your legal options.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation to learn more about your case!