Civil Rights Attorney

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The civil rights attorneys with Cochran Douglas stand with people whose constitutional rights have been violated. From discrimination to police misconduct, we are prepared to help you. We can hold corporations, giant government entities, or any other party responsible for your losses.

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1 00:00:03.657 --> 00:00:06.786 A civil rights case is when your constitutional rights 2 00:00:06.787 --> 00:00:08.200 have been violated. 3 00:00:08.557 --> 00:00:13.914 We see those cases in excessive force in police misconduct cases, 4 00:00:14.100 --> 00:00:21.339 and we have successfully prosecuted many cases involving law enforcement 5 00:00:21.471 --> 00:00:26.186 who've gone beyond the bounds of lawful behavior 6 00:00:26.771 --> 00:00:30.443 and ultimately injured someone, even including death, 7 00:00:31.943 --> 00:00:34.929 violating an individual's constitutional rights. 8 00:00:35.643 --> 00:00:40.040 Civil rights cases are also ones involving discrimination. 9 00:00:40.700 --> 00:00:45.960 Someone who's at work who's being discriminated against unlawfully. 10 00:00:46.114 --> 00:00:48.800 We're there to try and prosecute their case. 11 00:00:49.200 --> 00:00:51.586 If you suspect that you have a civil rights case, 12 00:00:51.600 --> 00:00:54.171 one of your first calls needs to be to a lawyer. 13 00:00:54.843 --> 00:00:57.300 Most often, it's going to involve government, 14 00:00:57.643 --> 00:01:04.586 which means that your story is not going to be believed often. 15 00:01:04.857 --> 00:01:08.629 It's often secondary to whatever the story is 16 00:01:08.757 --> 00:01:10.557 from the government actor. 17 00:01:11.243 --> 00:01:13.943 In the case of police misconduct, 18 00:01:14.443 --> 00:01:19.257 an individual will oftentimes be accused of a crime 19 00:01:19.871 --> 00:01:24.035 when actually the crime that has occurred is the violation 20 00:01:24.235 --> 00:01:27.000 of an individual's constitutional rights. 21 00:01:27.300 --> 00:01:32.600 It's important to have an attorney in what you suspect to be a civil rights case, 22 00:01:32.814 --> 00:01:37.071 because the odds are already against you. 23 00:01:37.857 --> 00:01:42.130 A governmental entity has done something to you, 24 00:01:42.457 --> 00:01:47.743 like a police force and so they're already getting ready 25 00:01:47.957 --> 00:01:53.586 to protect themselves and to blame you for whatever has happened. 26 00:01:54.429 --> 00:01:58.958 The only way that you can hold a governmental agency accountable 27 00:01:59.158 --> 00:02:04.029 like that is to have an attorney who's willing to ask the tough questions 28 00:02:04.071 --> 00:02:07.600 and demand answers as to what happened 29 00:02:08.243 --> 00:02:10.143 and hold people accountable.

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Cochran Douglas PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

Our personal injury attorneys have collected numerous honors and belong to noted professional organizations, ensuring they stay current with the ever-changing legal landscape. Among our honors and professional affiliations:

  • WSAJ: Washington State Association for Justice
  • WSBA: Washington State Bar Association
  • KCBA: King County Bar Association
  • TPCBA: Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Request a free consultation with our practice by contacting us online or by calling (253) 472-7777. We can meet at a location and time convenient for you, including nights and weekends.

 

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