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Civil Rights Law

The U.S. Constitution and state laws limit the government's ability to violate civil rights (such as freedom of speech, religion, and due process) and provide protections against discrimination, harassment, and other forms of misconduct. Unfortunately, governments and their representatives do not always comply with the laws to which they are bound. If a law enforcement agency, government official, or business violates your rights, you may have grounds to seek justice and compensation for the harm you have suffered. At Tungsten Law Center, we are dedicated to fighting for clients who have been injured or harmed, including victims of civil rights violations by governments and employers. If you or a loved one has a potential civil rights lawsuit, our attorneys can help.


We Handle Civil Rights Litigation

Civil rights cases are very complex cases and are often aggressively fought by powerful parties. At Tungsten Law Center we use our experience, resources, and reputation to help defendants and clients reach a level playing field that too often overwhelms the defendants who come forward.


Our firm handles a variety of civil rights cases, including:

  • Police Misconduct

  • Police Assault/Police Shooting

  • Wrongful Death By Police Or Law Enforcement

  • Prosecutorial Abuse/Malicious Prosecution

  • Mistaken Arrest And Wrongful Conviction/Imprisonment

  • Discrimination And Harassment

What Is A Civil Rights Violation?

Civil rights violations can include a variety of acts that violate legal protections that give citizens the right to fair treatment under the law. Civil rights protections are primarily based on the U.S. Constitution and laws, including:

The Fourth And Fourteenth Amendment: Provide protection from unlawful searches and seizures, police brutality, and give citizens the right to due process.

The First Amendment: Guarantee freedom of speech and religion, and the right to peacefully assemble and petition the government.

The Eighth Amendment: Prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Prohibits state and federal governments and employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

What Is A Civil Rights Lawsuit?

A civil rights lawsuit is a lawsuit brought in civil court by an individual who accuses the government, public agency, or other entity (such as an employer) of violating their civil rights. Many civil rights lawsuits involve allegations that the government fails to abide by its limits, causing harm to victims and their families, and making them financially responsible. These claims may arise from unlawful conduct by police or prosecutors who are responsible for unlawful profiling or discrimination, unreasonable searches and seizures, due process violations, brutality, or other illegal conduct. Civil rights lawsuits can also arise from discrimination or violations in federally funded programs or in the workplace.

Examples Include:

  • Harassment And Discrimination In Publicly Funded Schools

  • Housing Discrimination Based On Race Or National Origin

  • Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

  • Denial Of Notice Or Opportunity To Be Heard Before Property Is Taken.

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