Civil Rights

New York Civil Rights Lawyers

Passionately Defending Your Constitutional Rights in NYC

Your civil rights guaranteed under the U.S Constitution and state constitutions. They include the right to religious and political freedom, to free speech and equal treatment under the law, and the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Federal, state, and local laws provide additional protections against various forms of discrimination.

While these rights are guaranteed, when they are violated you may have a right to sue for the injuries you suffered, and in some cases, to stop further violations of your rights.

What Do Civil Rights Attorneys Do?

Civil rights attorneys serve an important role in protecting and defending the rights of individuals. Whether it's representing a victim of discrimination or ensuring someone is treated fairly in court, civil rights attorneys are highly trained in several areas to ensure that all people can live their lives safely and without fear, no matter where they are. Here's what you need to know about what civil rights attorneys do.

Areas of Practice 

Civil rights attorneys typically practice in one or more of the following areas: employment law, racial and religious discrimination, disability law, police misconduct, LGBT rights, housing/homelessness law, prisoner/juvenile justice, voting rights/election protection, and disability accommodation.


The primary functions of civil rights attorneys are to identify violations of civil liberties; pursue legal action against responsible entities such as employers or government agencies; provide counsel to clients on matters related to civil rights laws; negotiate settlements between parties involved in a dispute; draft pleadings and other legal documents; research case law on civil right issues; present evidence in court proceedings; and seek justice for those whose civil liberties have been abused or ignored. They may also advocate for legislation that protects the public from discrimination.

Start Your Defense Today 

At Hamilton Clarke, LLP, our team of skilled NYC litigators have unparalleled experience to fight for your civil rights, ranging from police misconduct, to discrimination in the workplace, and more.

If you believe your rights have been violated, we urge you to contact us immediately. There are strict and often narrow limits on the time you have to pursue a case. Our New York civil rights attorneys routinely appear in both state and federal courts where we can help pursue the law.

Have your civil rights been violated? Call us at (646) 603-0522 to discuss the matter or contact us through our online request form


Why People Choose Hamilton Clarke, LLP

  • State & Federal Cases

    We Handle Both State & Federal Cases and Are Not Afraid to Take a Case to Trial

  • Five Decades of Experience
    Our High-Level Trial Attorneys Bring Over 50 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Proven Track Record

    We Have Successfully Handled Over 10,000 Cases

  • Available 24/7
    Being Accessible to Meet Our Clients' Needs is Important to Us

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