Civil Rights Attorney Serving Jacksonville, Florida

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Civil Rights Cases Under Federal, State, and Local Laws.

Civil Rights actions may be brought against a government employee when they are acting in their official capacity and cause the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the United States Constitution, the Florida Constitution, and local laws. At the Galloway Law Firm of Ponte Vedra Beach, we have brought civil rights lawsuits against government officials and state agencies regarding abuse their positions of authority to the detriment of others. 


At Galloway Law Firm of Ponte Vedra Beach, we always do a thorough review of any official reports on the incident even if that means filing a  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Additionally, we sometimes use the services of expert witnesses and investigators. Our cases include: Violations of the Eight Amendment of the United States Constitution, Racial Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassments, and Retaliation. 

Federal Lawsuit Brought Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

42 U.S.C. § 1983 states: “Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law….” 


If your civil rights were violated by a federal, state, or local official, then you may be eligible for an award of damages or a declaratory judgement. Examples of civil rights violations by federal, state, or local actors include: excessive use of force and deliberate indifference to serious medical needs. A preliminary injunction may also be sought if the civil rights violations are ongoing. For a free and confidential consultation, please call the Galloway Law Firm of Ponte Vedra Beach at (904) 708-7353.