If you believe that your civil rights have been violated in any way, it is important to have a civil rights law firm on your side that is capable of winning complex cases at trial. At Shaw Kreizer, that is exactly what you will find. Our trial attorneys are committed to achieving justice for our clients and to aggressively pursue civil rights and whistleblower cases. We proudly protect and defend the personal rights afforded to you by the United States Constitution. When someone has violated your civil rights or those of a loved one, our Legal Team immediately starts fighting to vindicate those violations then compensate you for any damages.

What is civil rights law?

Civil rights law is the focused area of law protecting those rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, as well as the 4th and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution. Among those rights including; the right to due process, equal treatment under the law of all people regarding enjoyment of life, liberty, property, and protection. In addition to those Constitutional rights, there are also several federal statutes prohibiting discrimination, such as Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

What type of cases fall under civil rights?

Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers maintains an aggressive civil rights practice in state and federal courts. We have reputable success in the following areas of civil rights law:

  • First Amendment
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Police Misconduct
  • Public Accommodations and Fair Housing
  • Wrongful Convictions
  • Due Process Violations
  • Wrongful Detention

What type of case fall under police misconduct cases?

Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers represents men and women of every race and religion. Our clients are people who are unable to fight for themselves. For some, previous experience with the legal system has been painful or fruitless – they have no expectation of justice. For others, a criminal record, mental illness or addiction puts them at an automatic disadvantage when alleging police abuse.

At Shaw Kreizer, our mission is to give everyone access to justice. We have reputable success in the following areas of police misconduct law:

  • Excessive force and outright brutality
  • Unjustified deadly force
  • Misuse of police dogs
  • False arrest and illegal detention
  • Racial profiling and illegal searches
  • Jail custody abuse and neglect
  • Trumped-up charges of resisting arrest or assaulting a police officer

Your civil rights are of the highest value and need to be defended with the utmost dedication and focus. Our reputation in the field of civil rights law speaks for itself. David Kreizer obtained a multimillion dollar lawsuit on behalf of a client wrongfully convicted and who served several years in prison.

Making national news, David, along with co-counsel, secured a $41 million dollar landmark settlement in a civil rights claim. The sensational case became known as the “Central Park Five,” which polarized New York City along racial lines. David’s client, Corey Wise, was wrongfully convicted of raping and attempting to murder a 28-year old Wall Street investment banker jogging through Central Park. Mr. Wise, who was 16 years old at the time of the charge, served 13 years in a maximum-security prison before being exonerated. The agreement between the city and all five men averaged about $1 million per year of incarceration, resulting in a $12.25 million recovery for David’s client. An additional $52 million dollar claim is now being pursued on behalf of the five men from the state in the Court of Claims.

David Kreizer has held an AV Peer Review Rating from Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell – which places him at the highest level of professional excellence. Thomson Reuters has included him on the New York Metro “Rising Stars” list.

If you feel as though your civil rights have been violated, then the time to contact Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers is now. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation – if necessary, one of our Lawyers from Our Team will come to you at your convenience. Call our New Jersey and New York civil rights lawyers toll-free from anywhere or contact us via e-mail for a free consultation at either judd@shawkreizer.com or david@shawkreizer.com.

Justice leads to reform and compensation

While our New Jersey and New York Civil Rights Lawyers fights for victims of police misconduct, we are most proud when our representation results in measurable reform. Lawsuits have led to court decrees or settlements mandating departmental changes relating to use of force, crowd control tactics, tracking of citizen complaints, discipline of abusive officers, additional training, and opportunities for minorities and women on the force.

Shaw Kreizer understands that there are good police officers. We have represented many police officers who themselves have been victims. Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers are against abuse of power. But yes, there are bad cops. There are too many who feel too free to disregard the constitutional rights of those they are supposed to protect and serve. Why are “rogue cops” retained – even promoted – after complaints of excessive force and other civil rights violations? In most cases, the problem is not simply one officer’s pattern of misconduct, but a precinct or command culture that condones it. And the unspoken rule among law enforcement personnel that says: “We protect our own.”

David Kreizer has a knack for breaking through the famous “blue wall of silence” to uncover the truth. He assembles a team of lawyers who can piece together the case through witness accounts, police reports, depositions, experts and Internal Affairs investigations to challenge the police version of events. If you were the victim of police misconduct, contact us now for powerful, proven representation.

Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers offers our help with no upfront costs and no charges for our attorney’s services unless you win your case or recover a settlement. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation – if necessary, one of our Lawyers from Our Team will come to you at your convenience.

Call our New Jersey and New York civil rights and police misconduct lawyers toll-free from anywhere at 1-877-281-6712 or contact us via e-mail for a free consultation at either judd@shawkreizer.com or david@shawkreizer.com.