Civil Rights

PRACTICE AREA CONTACTS: Thomas L. McCally and Tina M. Maiolo

Civil rights laws simply do not discriminate. All businesses, organizations, associations and institutions are susceptible to civil rights claims – regardless of profit or nonprofit status. Civil rights actions arise out of both federal and state laws. We regularly litigate civil rights claims in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Allegations of civil rights violations have the potential to harm a business’ reputation or mark. They can also devastate a business’ bottom line. Like employment laws, civil rights statutes contain attorney fee shifting provisions. Unlike most employment laws, however, many civil rights statutes provide for individual liability. Allegations of civil rights violations, therefore, also have the potential to harm the reputation of a business’ employees, directors and officers.

All clients accused of a civil rights violation must be defended by knowledgeable, experienced and skilled attorneys. Carr Maloney’s civil rights attorneys have that experience. We defend public and private entities and individuals against civil rights claims, including those brought pursuant to Sections 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 of Title 42 of the United States Code, the First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, as well as state civil rights laws.

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