Experienced Civil Rights Attorney Helping Clients in Louisiana
New Orleans civil rights law firm pursues compensation on your behalf
If you suffer discrimination or other form of civil rights abuse, The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC delivers aggressive, experienced legal representation to stop the abuse and preserve your rights under state and federal law.
With more than ten years of experience representing clients who suffer injury or discrimination, our firm provides strong representation on social justice and civil rights issues.When you have been wronged, we offer dedicated, personalized legal service to obtain satisfying compensation based on the facts of your case.
Understanding civil rights abuses in New Orleans and Louisiana
The law protects individuals from being treated poorly, or unequally, based on certain grounds. Those grounds include:
Age, color, and creed
Gender, gender identification, and sexual orientation
Race, religion, or marital status
While civil right infringement occurs in the workplace, it may also occur during interaction with a law enforcement agency or police officer. Civil rights abuses commonly involve:
Police abuse: The willful physical abuse of individuals by law enforcement has made headlines throughout Louisiana and the United States. If you interact with police officers who are not observing your rights, you may suffer abuse that takes several forms, including intimidation to make you do or say something, or causing you physical harm. For example, to sidestep the laws that protect you from being searched or having your property seized, it is well documented, police officers have used excessive force to make it appear that you gave law enforcement reason to conduct themselves as they did.
Police misconduct: Along with abuse like police brutality, police misconduct can take the form of unlawfully searching you or your property, or arresting you without probable cause or a warrant.You could have suffered false arrest or been threatened with physical harm by police officers. You could also have suffered physical abuse after you were arrested or while being transported.
Civil rights infringement: You and your children have the right to equal treatment and protection against abuse or discrimination based on a protected factor, like race, national origin, disability, or gender. Whether violation of your rights occurs in the workplace or in a public place, we can help.
If you suffer physical harm, discrimination, or police misconduct, your civil rights may have been violated. Federal law gives you the legal right to pursue money compensation when your rights or the rights of your loved ones have been violated.
If threatened or abused by law enforcement, write down what you remember about the event. Be sure to include details like time of day, what you said, what others said, and what happened.If you suffered injury, be sure to keep records or receipts given to you by your doctor. Paying attention to details and keeping your records can help build a strong legal case for compensation.
Trusted civil rights attorney delivers strong legal service on matters of police brutality
With an extensive background in social justice issues and a successful practice built on serving clients injured through the negligence or intent of others, The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC can help. We are located on Canal Street, on the streetcar line in Mid-City New Orleans. When you need trusted, straightforward legal help, contact us or call (504) 486-0300 today to discuss your case.