Thorough Linwood Attorneys Defend Against Allegations of Civil Rights Violations
Experienced New Jersey firm represents government bodies, officials and individuals
Charges are frequently made that federal or state civil rights have been breached by law enforcement and other authorities. When you are facing such allegations, it is vital to raise a comprehensive and aggressive legal defense to minimize potential liability. At Barker, Gelfand, James & Sarvas, P.C., with offices in Linwood, Pitman and Marlton, New Jersey, we provide experienced, capable counsel to municipalities, law enforcement officials and other defendants in court and administrative civil rights cases. We have a detailed understanding of federal and state civil rights statutes, including 42 U.S.C. §1983 and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. We also have decades of experience representing defendants in these types of cases and are able to assess and effectuate their legal options.
Providing strong defense to law enforcement officers
A large number of civil rights lawsuits allege some sort of police misconduct, such as wrongful arrests, improper gathering of evidence and use of excessive force. Very often, these charges are coupled with charges of racial or ethnic bias. We understand how volatile such allegations can be, even when they are lacking in merit. Police often face situations where their own lives or safety are in danger and take actions that are later questioned as rights violations. Our New Jersey lawyers stand up for the rights of law enforcement personnel and agencies in administrative proceedings and litigation.
Accomplished lawyers challenge discrimination claims
The U.S. and New Jersey constitutions, together with federal and state statutes and case law, grant all individuals equal protection of the laws, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender and other factors. Discrimination claims can not only do harm to the public reputation of defendants but can also expose them to potential money damages and other penalties. However, there are often legal, non-discriminatory reasons for the actions being challenged. In representing individuals or organizations accused of discrimination, our attorneys conduct exhaustive review of the relevant facts to determine the actual rationale for the underlying conduct. Whether your matter relates to housing, employment, law enforcement or some other type of action, we will work diligently to reach a successful resolution.
Contact a dedicated New Jersey civil rights defense attorney
Barker, Gelfand, James & Sarvas, P.C. represents New Jersey defendants in a full range of civil rights matters lodged by plaintiffs in state and federal court and administrative agencies. Call us at 609-601-8677 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at one of our offices in Linwood, Pitman or Marlton, New Jersey.