Services / Civil Rights Litigation
Our tenacity carries over to our pro bono work upholding the civil rights of individuals who face exceptionally difficult legal barriers.
We prosecute important civil rights matters, on a pro bono basis, against state actors who we allege violated the constitutional rights of prisoners, pre-trial detainees, and other vulnerable individuals on a systemic, widespread basis. Our lawyers have volunteered thousands of hours of time representing individuals and classes in civil rights cases involving issues of such significant public concern as the use of excessive force by law enforcement and the privatization of the country’s prisoner and pre-trial detainee transportation industry. In addition to obtaining meaningful relief for our civil rights clients, our work in this space has led to important industry-wide changes for the betterment of society.
Notable examples of our work include:
Groover v. U.S. Corrections, LLC, et al., No. 15-cv-61902-BB (S.D. Fla.) (represented plaintiff and putative class on pro bono basis against country’s largest private prisoner extradition companies in Section 1983 civil rights action alleging unconstitutional conditions of confinement and cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment)
Harrow v. Miramar Police Dep’t., No. 14-cv-62008-BB (S.D. Fla.) (represented plaintiff on pro bono basis against police officer and police department in Section 1983 civil rights action alleging excessive force and failure to intervene in violation of the Fourth and Eighth Amendments)