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It may seem surreal that in today’s modern world we have to fight to protect people’s basic rights to fair treatment. Sadly, inequality and discrimination are still a part of everyday life for many people.

Civil rights law refers to the protections and liberties granted to all Americans. The purpose of civil rights is to protect you against discrimination and harassment on the grounds of physical or mental disability, gender, religion, race, national origin, age, status as a member of the uniformed services, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  They also preserve rights such as privacy, the freedoms of thought and conscience, speech and expression, religion, the press, and movement. Designed to balance the competing interests of institutions and individuals or groups, civil rights law guards against infringements of personal liberties protected under the Constitution. Oftentimes the entities responsible for committing civil rights violations are those with the most power and resources on their sides such as government agencies and corporations. To stand up for your civil and human rights, you will need a compassionate attorney with experience in this complex legal field.


At KLG, we believe everyone has the right to live with dignity. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, we can help build your case and fight for justice. Our civil rights attorneys are passionate and dedicated to pursuing justice on your behalf.  As your legal counsel we’ll thoroughly research your case, explore all of your legal options, and make sure that justice is served/done [achieved]. We get results by focusing on your needs, offering legal assistance to those facing:

  • Discrimination based on a legally protected classification: Race, gender, skin color, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, or disability
  • Restriction of individual freedoms such as speech, expression, religion, assembly, and movement
  • Voter suppression and other interference with voting rights
  • Police misconduct, including but not limited to search and seizure, excessive force, police brutality, and wrongful imprisonment
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Employment rights and whistleblowing

Prosecuting a civil rights case requires the counsel of a skilled civil rights attorney. Civil rights cases are usually heard at the federal level — though states, cities and counties may also pass civil rights legislation. We may first attempt to restore your rights through negotiation, but when negotiation fails, we fight ferociously for your rights and your protection in court.

Recent Successes
  • $6.3 Million

    $6.3 million-dollar verdict was achieved on behalf of Estate of 71-year old woman who was sexually assaulted, strangled and killed in the basement of a south shore apartment building that was being renovated by a construction worker hired by the building owner.

  • $2.1 Million

    $2.1 Million settlement for 46-year old decedent/plaintiff. Plaintiff/decedent presented to an emergency room with complaints of chest pain along with shortness of breath, fever and sore throat.

  • $2.0 Million

    $2.0 Million-dollar settlement prior to trial. A confidentiality agreement was entered into as part of the settlement.

  • $1.5 Million

    $1.5 Million settlement for 52-year old decedent/plaintiff. Plaintiff/decedent presented to Hospital for treatment of diabetic foot infection and was admitted.

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