Atlanta Civil Rights Attorney
Strong advocacy for employees and residents of Georgia whose civil rights are violated
“Civil rights” is a broad term. Generally speaking, civil rights are those which guarantee you will have equal opportunities and protections under the law, regardless of who you are. Violations of your civil rights affect your ability to earn a living, buy homes, participate in your community, and enjoy your life.
At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, our Atlanta civil rights lawyers have earned the respect of former clients and the legal community for our work protecting the civil rights of everyone who resides in Georgia. Our civil rights lawyers handle the full range of civil rights claims including employment claims, whistleblower claims, federal law claims, and rights protected by Georgia law. Call us today to learn what rights you have and what damages you can seek if your rights are violated.
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How can we help?
What does an Atlanta civil rights attorney do?
A civil rights attorney represents you – in court, in hearings, in negotiations, in mediation, and so forth – when your rights have been violated. They draft your legal documents (like complaints) and build a case for trial (when applicable), and advocate on your behalf. They work with outside field experts, such a doctors and financial planners, to prove the true extent of your losses. They are your advocates when you have sustained harm.
At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, partner Kyle Brooks leads the charge when it comes to civil rights claims. During his tenure with the Georgia Department of Law, Kyle specialized in civil rights and constitutional law. He handles cases involving the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment issues, and issues pertaining to sovereign and qualified immunity. In private practice, he worked on civil rights litigation involving Fourth Amendment claims against county and municipal governments and their employees.
All of our Atlanta civil rights attorneys are ready to advocate on your behalf.
Workplace harassment and discrimination
Our Atlanta civil rights lawyers represent employees when employers discriminate, engage in, or permit workplace harassment such as racial harassment or sexual harassment. For more than 30 years, our employment attorneys have been fighting for victims of discrimination based on:
- Sexual harassment
- Race and color
- National origin
- Military status
- Gender identity and sexual orientation
We’ll help you obtain the evidence you need from the employer, coworkers, and other relevant people to show that you were treated differently due to your identification with a protected class. We also represent folks who have suffered sexual violence as a result of discrimination, as well as victims of wrongful termination.
Violation of Constitutional rights and federal laws
If your Constitutional rights are violated, you may be eligible for remedy under Section 1983 of Title 42 of the US Code (the Civil Rights Act of 1871). Our lawyers file Section 1983 claims if a county, municipality, or government official violates your Constitutional rights or rights granted by federal statutes. We can also file a civil lawsuit against individuals and government agents who violate these rights.
In addition to these types of claims, we can help you if you suffered harms because of violations of the:
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Rehabilitation Act
- Title IX of the Civil Rights Act
In addition to helping employees file their claims against their employers in a timely and proper manner, we also file civil rights claims against employers who retaliate against government employees who disclose employer fraud, waste, and abuse or who disclose violations of law, rules, or regulations.
Police and government misconduct
The police are supposed to play by the rules. When they search your home with a proper warrant or reasonable grounds, the police should be held accountable for violating your Fourth Amendment rights. When they question you after you said you wanted your lawyer, the police should be held accountable for violating your Fifth Amendment rights. When the police or government officials prevent you from speaking, using the press, practicing your religion, or assembling, the police and officials may be liable for violating your First Amendment rights.
And when police or law enforcement use excessive force or engage in misconduct, we hold them accountable for that, too.
At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, we understand the daunting task of confronting the police. Many police officers perform their jobs honestly and with care. But as recent history has shown – especially here in Georgia – that is not always the case, and certain cities have a long, long history of systemic misconduct. Our Atlanta civil rights attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to rise to the challenge of holding police officers and other government officials accountable.
What compensation can I receive if my civil rights were violated in Atlanta?
The remedies for your case may vary based on what type of violation occurred, and how we seek justice for it. Depending on the circumstances, you could be entitled to:
- Any medical bills including ER care, hospitalizations, rehabilitative care, medications, and other healthcare costs
- Any lost income and any lost benefits
- All your physical pain and emotional suffering
- Your legal fees and court costs
- Any statutory damages that the laws may authorize
- Injunctive relief
We also demand that the responsible defendants take steps to prevent any future civil rights violations.
Do you have a civil rights lawyer near me?
Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP is based in Atlanta. Our civil rights lawyers meet clients at our office located at 600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3900. We also conduct phone and video consultations by appointment. We are proud to serve clients throughout Georgia, including in Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, and Savannah.
Our civil rights lawyer will explain your rights and pursue your claim before the correct agencies and in the proper courts. We’ll guide you calmly and clearly through each step of the litigation process.
Contact our Atlanta civil rights attorneys today
You have a right to live, work, and play as any other person does. When you have been denied opportunities because of who you are, or suffered harm because of misconduct or malfeasance by an individual or agency, you have legal options. Don’t wait. Call Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP today to protect your civil rights and obtain the compensation you deserve. You can schedule an appointment by calling us or contacting us today.