Civil Rights

You have the right to equal opportunities and equal protection under the law.

For more than 25 years, we have defended our clients’ rights.

Civil Rights Attorneys Serving North and South Carolina

Civil rights laws were created to protect you from discrimination and mistreatment in law enforcement, education, employment, voting, and other significant areas of your life. A civil rights attorney can help you fight back when people, organizations, and government institutions violate your rights.

Your civil rights include your right to equal opportunities, treatment, and protections under the law, regardless of your race, religion, or other personal characteristics. You deserve to feel safe and free from harassment, and you should have the same opportunities and protections as others.

Your civil rights include the right to:

  • be free from policy brutality and misconduct
  • have a fair trial and treatment in prison
  • freedom of speech and freedom of religion
  • be free from discrimination in education and employment
  • vote freely

If your civil rights were violated, contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin today at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation. We serve North and South Carolina, and we have the experience, resources, and drive to help you in the following types of civil rights cases.

Police Brutality and Misconduct

While most police officers honor their commitment to protect and serve citizens, there are instances when officers abuse their position of power and use it to victimize others.

  • Police brutality occurs when an officer uses unwarranted and excessive force.
  • Police misconduct occurs when an officer acts illegally or unethically to deprive you of your Constitutional rights.

Both police brutality and police misconduct are a violation of your civil rights.

Malicious Prosecution

Sometimes, people corrupt the criminal justice system and try to bend it to serve their own purpose or mistreat others.

Malicious prosecution is when the government uses prosecution or the threat of prosecution against you for an improper purpose, such as to intimidate or harass you. It can also refer to improper actions related to prosecution, such as the fabrication of evidence, and often goes hand-in-hand with acts of wrongful arrest.

Prison Abuse

Prison abuse is the mistreatment of inmates while they are under arrest or incarcerated, and it can include physical, psychological, and sexual abuse.

Education Discrimination

Students have civil rights, too. They must be given equal educational opportunities in our nation’s schools and should be protected from discrimination and abuse.

First Amendment Constitutional Violations

The First Amendment of the Constitution protects your right to freedom of religion and freedom of speech. If the government improperly regulated or interfered with these rights, you should pursue justice.

Employment Discrimination

Employees should be free from hostile work environments and discriminatory hiring, firing, and employment practices based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, and gender.

Voting Rights

Our country has a painful history of gerrymandering and voter suppression. If your voting rights are being restricted, we can guide you in what to do next.

What Kind of Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights?

A civil rights lawyer for North and South Carolina is committed to protecting people’s civil rights. You want a lawyer who is ready and able to litigate in court, if needed, and who is backed by a firm with ample resources and systems to take on the government.

What Is a Violation of Civil Rights?

A violation of civil rights can occur when you are treated unequally or denied constitutional freedoms (such as the freedom of religion or speech). Violations can include harassment, discrimination, and discriminatory or abusive treatment due to your race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics.

What Does a Civil Rights Lawyer Do?

Civil rights attorneys advocate for their clients’ civil rights, and their responsibilities on a case can include:

  • Providing objective advice
  • Conducting research and analysis of claims
  • Investigating law enforcement recordings, reports, policies, and practices for violations of Constitutionally-protected rights
  • Filing a complaint in State or Federal court
  • Preparing and conducting discovery of evidence
  • Reviewing autopsy and medical examiner reports for officer-involved injuries and deaths
  • Negotiating possible resolutions
  • Assisting and supporting families through wrongful death claims involving government or municipal employees
  • Representing clients in court as needed

At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, our attorneys always put your needs first. Contact us any time for a free case evaluation.

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Has a Long History of Fighting for Civil Rights

Protecting people’s civil rights is in our DNA.

Our North and South Carolina attorneys have a history of helping people and fighting to protect their rights. We led a team of attorneys in one of the largest civil rights cases in U.S. history, which resulted in a $1.25 billion settlement1,3 for thousands of Black farmers who suffered discrimination by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin led a team of attorneys in one of the largest civil rights cases in US history.

If you feel that your civil rights have been violated, contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation. We want to use our legal experience, knowledge, and resources to help you. We have 15 offices in North Carolina and one in South Carolina – we take cases all across both states and can even come to you.

Our civil rights department is led by Nichad Davis, a committed civil rights attorney who is passionate about standing up for the rights of his clients. The legal community has recognized his professional and civic contributions and accomplishments, and in 2023, Nichad was honored on the National Black Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” list.4

Nichad Davis, attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.

You don’t have to worry about whether or not you can afford quality legal representation. We work on a contingency fee basis which means we advance all costs, and you don’t pay an attorney’s fee at all if we don’t get compensation for you.2

We’ve recovered more than $1.8 billion in total compensation for 65,000+ people since opening our doors in 1997.1 Read about some of our results for clients, then call us at 1-866-900-7078 for a free professional opinion on your case.

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