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.

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

 Our Clients Come First
  • 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

  • Our Firm Cares

    Focused on Building Personalized Relationship with Every Client

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Read What Our Past Clients Had to Say
  • Lance has been instrumental in ensuring that we achieved our goals and did not make any missteps.

    “Lance's powerful experiences, expertise, relatability, patience, and genuine presence make him incredibly effective.”

    - Chief Administrative Officer
  • Phil made me feel entirely safe, taken care of, and completely un-judged.

    “Phil's experience in the field is so evident - from his amazing ability to mitigate stressful situations to his always A+ elegant appearance.”

    - Former Client
  • I commend Mr. Clarke for consistently raising the bar.

    “Mr. Clarke is the kind of attorney that strengthens the relationship between the prosecution and the defense bar.”

    - Federal Prosecutor
  • Thanks to Phil, I can hold my head high, and continue with my life in freedom.

    “Phillip Hamilton saved my life. He represented me in a highly publicized national case. I was vilified by the media. I was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors.”

    - Former Client
  • A trusted friend recommended that I call Lance Clarke after my arrest.

    “As soon as I entered the courtroom, I could tell that Mr. Clarke was highly respected by the prosecution and courtroom staff alike. I knew then that he was the right pick.”

    - Former Client

What Are the Different Types of Civil Rights Cases in New York City?

When civil rights have been violated by individuals, government agencies, employers, law enforcement, or any other party, you may have legal recourse. Our firm handles all civil rights cases including but not limited to:

  • Police misconduct, brutality, racial profiling
  • False arrest
  • The use of excessive force
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Employment discrimination
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace and hostile work environments
  • Hate speech and hate crimes
  • Voting interference or suppression
  • Destruction of property based on bias and discrimination
  • Wrongful convictions
  • Wrongful death
  • Misconduct by city, county, or other governmental officials
  • Sexual or other abuse of individuals in jails or prison by law enforcement or prison employees

As a U.S. resident, you have been granted equal opportunity and treatment in all social areas, such as housing, education, employment, social services where eligible, and more. You cannot be discriminated against because of your race, age, gender, disability, religion, or national origin. These rights have been guaranteed under such laws as The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other laws.

Unfortunately, many in our society are still victims of civil rights violations, such as African-Americans, gays and lesbians, Hispanics, Muslims, and others. An example of this is the “stop and frisk” practice by New York law enforcement that is unjustly used for racial profiling and wrongful arrests. Other examples are wrongful prosecution carried forth against minorities without probable cause as well as racial or gender slurs at work, denial of jobs, promotions, or other benefits based on race, sex, religion, and more.

Why You Need the Help of the Civil Rights Lawyers at Hamilton Clarke, LLP

Standing up to government officials, law enforcement, employers, and others can be a daunting proposition in the face of civil rights violations. These violations can encompass many actions and scenarios which our firm has successfully defended in local courts. When facing such violations, you need a strong advocate who understands state and federal law and who cannot be intimidated. Our NYC civil rights lawyers are deeply committed to fighting for equal treatment and justice for all individuals residing throughout the boroughs of New York City.

Call (646) 603-0522 or contact us online to arrange to speak to one of our dedicated attorneys today.

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