Your civil rights are staunchly protected by federal law. No state or federal official or employee can legally deprive you of any “rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws… ”
Whether that person was employed by a sheriff’s department, police department, the highway patrol, a state prison or otherwise, they cannot violate rules in place to protect citizens.
You have a right to sue the appropriate governmental entity for monetary damages. This is intended to prevent such abuse and compensate you for any injuries or damages.
Morrow Porter Vermitsky & Taylor, PLLC cares about our clients and our communities. We are a law firm that aggressively fights for our clients and has the resources to be successful. We will listen to you and build the strongest possible case for you. We always attempt to negotiate a satisfactory settlement with the parties at fault, but are willing and able to take your case to court if that is in your best interest.
We are known for our communications skills. We will listen to you tell us about your civil rights violation, and understand you, and then clearly explain the law and your options to you. The success and growth of our firm is due to our community roots and our consistent client commitment. Many of our clients come to us because of our reputation in this regard.
Case Type: Represented individual in case for excessive force against two law enforcement agencies resulting in brain injury
Result: Settlement for $400,000
Case Type: Represented individual in case of excessive force by jailers resulting in facial fracture and retinal detachment
Result: Settlement in excess of $100,000
Case Type: Represented individual in case of excessive force by law enforcement after protracted car chase resulting in facial/jaw fractures; no permanent injury
Result: Settlement for $125,000
Case Type: Represented estate of individual killed in shooting death by use of excessive force
Result: Confidential Settlement