Civil rights are are protected rights of individuals at law to receive equal treatment. This can be found in many different settings: disabilities, education, employment, police misconduct and prisoner rights among other areas. An individual’s civil rights are protected by United States and Washington State law from infringement by an employer, government agency or other institution.
Civil rights arise to protect the most vulnerable members of our society equally under the laws.
“[T]he mentally retarded have been subject to a ‘lengthy and tragic history,’ of segregation and discrimination that can only be called grotesque.” City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, 473 U.S. 432, 461 (1985) (Marshall, J., concurring in part and dissenting in part).
I fight for civil rights to give the most vulnerable members of society a voice.
My civil rights practice includes (but is not limited to):
- Disability rights (including the Americans with Disabilities Act)
- Employment discrimination (race, creed, ethnicity, gender, disability, age)
- First Amendment (freedom of speech and religion)
- Police misconduct and abuse
- Prisoner rights
I fight for individuals who are marginalized in society and need help standing up for their rights throughout Washington State. I can review the facts of your case to determine whether you have a claim. Also, I will advocate for you both inside and outside of court.
Remember, an initial consultation is always FREE.