Civil Rights Violation Lawyers Buffalo, NY
Citizens of the United States and visitors within the country are guaranteed certain freedoms and rights, which are protected under the Constitution as well as other state and federal laws. These rights are considered to be part of the very fabric of American ideals.
However, what happens when your civil rights are violated? Is there recourse to protect you and the rights, liberties, and freedoms you are entitled to under the law?
Using Legal Skill to Champion Civil Rights for Over 50 Years
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has been at the forefront of the civil rights battle since the firm’s inception in 1965. Founding Partners of the firm used their legal skill to champion civil rights and became renowned for their work in civil liberties law. Today, Lipsitz Green continues to provide zealous legal representation to those who have suffered civil rights violations, including victims of police misconduct. The firm pursues justice on clients’ behalf to protect their rights and recover damages for any losses they have suffered.
Members of law enforcement are responsible for serving and protecting our community, our safety, and our rights. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, police officers are granted a certain level of authority in our society.
Trust Betrayed, Rights Violated, Injuries Sustained
When police officers abuse their authority or engage in some form of misconduct, the consequences can be dire. Victims of police misconduct have had their trust betrayed, civil rights violated, and suffered undue harm. That harm can include physical injury, emotional trauma, and financial loss.
Types of Police Misconduct
Police misconduct may come in many forms, including
- Excessive Force
- False Imprisonment
- Inmate Assault
- Inmate Death
- Inmate Medical Negligence
- Police Brutality
- Police Shooting
- Police Taser Abuse
- Prisoner Injury
- Prison Sexual Abuse
- Prison Suicides
- Racial Profiling
- Selective Law
- Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
- Wrongful Arrest
Civil Rights Violation Litigation
Victims of police misconduct or any civil rights violation may sue under federal and state law. Anyone acting “under the color of law” who has violated your civil rights may be sued. Therefore, you may sue anyone who violates your civil rights while acting in their role as a law enforcement officer or any other government agent.
Protect Your Rights, Recover Damages
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria levels the playing field and fights for victims of civil rights violations. The firm in comprised of some of the region’s most skilled litigators with extensive trial experience. Such experience is vital in successfully handling complex civil rights litigation, which often pits victims against municipalities, government agencies, law enforcement, and other large institutions.
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria’s experience, legal skill, and track record of results has led to the firm receiving many of the legal industry’s most prominent peer recognitions. The firm has been named to U.S. News & World Reports “Best Law Firms 2022” in twenty-three areas of practice, including several civil litigation categories.
Free Case Review
Victims of police misconduct and all other forms of civil rights violations can contact Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria for a free case review. The firm’s civil rights attorneys are passionately invested in ensuring clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve for the all they have endured and lost. Lipsitz Green represents victims of all forms of police misconduct and has generated significant results in high profile matters for clients in civil rights violation matters.
Free Case Review for Victims of Police Misconduct
Several media outlets reported on the $4.65 million settlement that attorney Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr. obtained on behalf of his client. The victim was an unarmed man who was shot by a Town of West Seneca police officer.
In the News
On behalf of Martin Gugino, the seventy-five-year old peaceful protester who suffered a fractured skull after he was shoved to the ground by members of the Buffalo Police Department (BPD), lawyers from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP filed a lawsuit against the city of Buffalo. The lawsuit asserts that the city of Buffalo and others violated the constitutional rights of Mr. Gugino, including his rights to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, protest, movement, unreasonable seizures, freedom from the unlawful use of force by government agents, and due process of law.
2022 "Best Law Firms"
Named to U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2022 for over 2 Practice Areas including categories involving the representation of Plaintiffs in Civil Litigation matters.