Lawyers Serving Long Island and New York City
Under the Civil Rights Act (U.S. Code Title 42 Section 1983) and other federal and state civil rights laws, people who have been treated unjustly by the police, prison guards and other agents of the government can sue for money damages and other types of legal redress.
At Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon, our attorneys pursue civil rights on behalf of clients on Long Island and in New York City, helping them obtain fair compensation for police brutality, unlawful detention and imprisonment, and other violations of their civil and constitutional rights.
We handle cases involving all types of allegations against government entities, including:
- Police misconduct: We hold police departments accountable for abuses such as the use of excessive force during arrests, false arrests and unjustified warrantless searches.
- Prison misconduct: We help the inmates of prisons and jails take legal action in response to violations such as physical abuse, sexual abuse and misuse of solitary confinement.
- Prosecutorial misconduct: We pursue civil rights claims against criminal prosecutors who have abused their positions to take unwarranted and malicious actions against our clients.
Our civil rights successes include a $1 million jury award for a client who was wrongly accused, arrested and prosecuted for operating without a license, as well as a settlement of more than $1 million for a group of immigration detainees who were physically and emotionally abused.