Civil Rights

Los Angeles Civil Rights Attorneys

Both state and federal laws provide residents of the United States with certain unalienable civil rights. Everyone deserves to be treated equally and fairly under the law, whether it is inside the workplace, by privately owned business establishments, or through government agencies and law enforcement. Regardless of our religion, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or level of disability, everyone has the right to be treated with the same level of dignity and respect. The Hennig Ruiz Law Firm offers a team of highly regarded Civil Rights Attorneys that specializes in representing individuals whose civil rights have been violated.

Why would you need a Civil Rights Lawyer?

Violations of civil rights can take many forms. The Hennig Ruiz Law Firm takes great pride in fighting for those whose civil rights have been violated while defending and protecting the innocent while exposing those who abuse and trample upon the rights of others. We work to free the unjustly convicted, protect the civil liberties of all citizens, and defend our clients diligently in criminal court while seeking the compensation that you so richly deserve. As highly experienced Civil Litigation Attorneys, Hennig Ruiz has extensive experience in many different forms of civil rights violations, including:

  • False Arrests
  • Police Misconduct
  • Hate Crimes
  • Premises Liability Issues in Hate Crimes
  • Wrongful Death
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Discrimination of Protected Classes by Private Business
  • Rental Property Discrimination of Protected Classes

What should you expect when filing a civil rights lawsuit?

If you believe that you are a victim of a civil rights violation, then a complaint will may need to be filed in a court of law. The complaint must be very detailed, outlining certain clear and precise facts and allegations in an attempt to prove that a specific individual, group, or organization has violated your civil rights. The legal complaint must also define what physical, mental, emotional, or financial harm was caused to you, the plaintiff. Depending on the infraction, the case might be heard in either a federal or state civil court.

But before your complaint is even heard in a court of law, there are many preliminary legal proceedings that must take place. For these reasons, you need a highly experienced Civil Rights Attorney who understands the inner workings of the judicial system. If the proper procedures are not followed, your case could essentially be thrown out before it even goes to trial. A complete civil rights case usually may consists of several parts, including:

  • Initial Filing of the Court Documents
  • Fact-Finding and Discovery
  • Pre-Trial Court Motions
  • Pre-Trial Settlement/Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • The Court A Trial
  • The Determination of Judgment
  • The Appeals Process

This lengthy legal process is why so many victims fail to file a civil rights violation claim. You need a team of experienced Civil Rights Lawyers who will ensure that your lawsuit is handled properly, every step of the way. Contact Hennig Ruiz for a free consultation. We will happily answer any of your questions and outline your available options.

Are you a victim of civil rights discrimination?

If you believe that you have become a victim of a civil rights violation in the Greater Los Angeles area, the best place to begin is with Hennig Ruiz. In the beginning stages of each potential lawsuit, there are many important and sometimes confusing decisions to be made, including which individual laws were violated and in which court the lawsuit should be filed. Even in cases where your civil liberties are violated by law enforcement officials or other government agencies, we are committed to protecting all victims with the same level of dedication and commitment. Our team of highly experienced Civil Rights Attorneys will help you to stand up for your rights and fight for the financial compensation that you so richly deserve.

Our offices generally represent clients on a contingency fee basis.  This means that there is generally no fee for representation unless we obtain money for our clients.

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