The Bill of Rights, other constitutional provisions, and various federal and state civil rights acts protect you from unlawful governmental actions. When your civil rights are violated by the government or a government actor, you need the assistance of an experienced lawyer to vindicate your rights. At Pearson & Paris, P.S.C., we have more than 22 years of combined legal experience. Our litigation team is experienced in aggressively prosecuting government actors to obtain civil justice.
Civil Rights Actions Under Section 1983
Most civil rights complaints against state officials are filed in federal court under section 1983 of the federal Civil Rights Act. This law is a powerful tool to prosecute violations of your civil rights by state officials. In addition, there may be other federal and state law claims that can be brought against officials.
Strategic Representation In Complex Litigation
Civil rights cases require careful preparation, including providing the proper notices to governmental agencies under the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act. We represent clients in a variety of civil rights matters, including:
Violations of freedoms of speech, religion and association
Excessive use of force
Illegal arrest, search and seizure
Violations of the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment
Prison/pre-conviction confinement cases
Civil Rights Litigation: An Approach With Powerful Remedies
The prevailing party in a civil rights case may qualify for awards of economic and noneconomic damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees and costs. In some cases, the court may enter injunctive relief to force the government actor to change policies that resulted in the unlawful governmental conduct.
It is important that you hire a skilled and experienced lawyer to handle your civil rights litigation matter in the Louisville Metro Area, Jefferson County or across Kentucky.
Call us at 502-208-5170 in the Greater Louisville area and Kentucky.
For an initial consultation with a Louisville civil litigator, contact Pearson & Paris, P.S.C.. We represent clients throughout Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Bullitt counties in such cities as Louisville, St. Matthews, Lyndon, Prospect, Anchorage, Hurstbourne, Middletown, Jeffersontown, Shively, Crestwood, Goshen, Buckner, La Grange, Simpsonville, Shelbyville, Mt. Washington and Shepherdsville.