Know Your Rights Message

The attorneys at Smith and Company have done legal work in the area of Civil Rights that has made large-scale impacts on the community while preserving the civil rights and liberties of those individuals whose rights have been violated. We have extensive experience with actions brought against municipalities for violations of individual liberties.  Smith & Company represent individuals whose rights have been violated under the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American with disabilities Act, and the Voting Rights Act. These cases typically occur under the following circumstances:

  • Police Brutality
  • False Arrest
  • Excessive Force
  • Wrongful Imprisonment
  • Workplace discrimination (race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age and disability). Workplace discrimination can come in many forms, which includes, but is not limited to,
    • Job advertisements,
    • Recruitment,
    • Application and hiring,
    • Job referrals,
    • Job assignments and promotions,
    • Pay and benefits,
    • Terms and conditions of employment,
    • Discipline and discharge,
    • Reasonable accommodations based on disability or religion, or
    • Hostile work environment.