Chester Civil Rights Lawyers Help Clients Pursue Justice for Violations
Dedicated attorneys help victims of mistreatment in the Orange County area
As Americans and New Yorkers, we possess certain fundamental rights. Violations of these rights harm not only the victims but the protections that all citizens are entitled to. At the New York civil rights attorneys from Meth Law Offices, PC in Chester, we are committed to ensuring that civil rights breaches are corrected quickly and correctly. We advocate for clients throughout the Hudson Valley who are being denied the employment, housing, and other rights they are entitled to under state and federal law.
Diligent representation for serious infringements of fundamental rights
Since 1998, firm partner Michael D. Meth has worked to safeguard the civil rights of clients and litigate for appropriate remedies when these rights are infringed upon. This includes litigating cases involving:
- Discrimination — Government bodies as well as actual and potential employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on several protected categories. In New York, you cannot be slighted because of your age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or marital or disability status. If you suspect that you lost a job or are being denied fair workplace treatment due to one of these factors, we can represent you before regulatory agencies and in court.
- Police mistreatment — When you’ve been falsely arrested, subjected to excessive police force, or had your rights violated in any other way by law enforcement, it often seems as if there is no place to turn. If you’ve been mistreated by those sworn to protect you, it’s important to know that legal protection does exist. We can help turn the tables on abusive practices by police officers.
- Fair housing — Discrimination in housing or home lending is prohibited by law. However, it can be difficult to make a case that a decision not to sell or rent to someone has an illegal motive. Our skilled lawyers know how to investigate landlords and property owners to uncover the true reason why a client was denied access to buy a house or rent an apartment.
Depending on the law and specific circumstances, civil rights allegations can be addressed through communication, regulatory action or litigation. In your free initial consultation, our lawyers can explain what relief is available to you.
Skilled counselors bring New York civil rights cases in state and federal court
Civil rights litigation can be complicated. It often requires extensive evidence-gathering and special procedure. Deadlines and filing requirements frequently differ from those of typical litigation, so it is in your best interest to retain an attorney with an extensive background in this area. Our firm has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for clients in a wide variety of civil rights cases. We can present the harm that was done and pursue justice on your behalf in New York or federal court.