Civil rights represent basic principles of democracy and fairness, and protect our individual abilities to live life on our own terms.  A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury.  Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. Whenever a person’s civil rights are violated by another — whether that person is a neighbor, an employer, a police officer or a government agency — the violation can be deeply personal and have several legal causes of action.

At the Rubino Law Firm, the majority of our civil rights practice is devoted to but not limited to protecting the First and Fourth Amendment rights of our clients, such as the right to be free from illegal police searches and false arrests. As a firm, we have experience in all aspects of civil rights litigation, and are frequently sought out by media outlets to discuss these topics. Our practice includes cases of, police brutality, sexual harassment, discrimination and Title VII violations, equal protection issues, and free speech to name a few.  Providing high-quality representation and service with integrity and professionalism has always been a pillar of strength at the firm. We build relationships with clients that are founded on trust that help them get through their current difficulties with a minimum of stress and delay.

The Rubino Law Firm represents individuals, families, and businesses in the New York City metropolitan area in federal and state courts, before government agencies, and at arbitration proceedings.  In addition, we counsel clients about their rights and duties under federal, state, and local laws, and provide real-time advice on a wide range of legal issues including:

  • False arrest and false imprisonment
  • Unlawful search and seizure
  • Excessive force/police brutality
  • Due process and equal protection
  • Property rights and economic liberty
  • Hate crimes such as beatings and cross burnings
  • Human trafficking
  • Police misconduct and abuse
  • Interference with the right to exercise religious practices
  • Vote suppression or interfering with the right of any group to vote
  • Destruction of religious property
  • Using force to prevent access to a reproductive health care facility
  • Hate speech
  • False arrest
  • False imprisonment
  • Excessive force
  • Wrongful death
  • Unlawful search and seizure
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Asset forfeiture
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of religion
  • Right to privacy
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Interference with parental rights
  • Involuntary institutionalization
  • Due process of law
  • Equal protection of the laws
  • Discrimination in public accommodations (stores, restaurants, hotels, etc.)
  • Discrimination in schools, colleges, and universities
  • Discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • Discrimination in zoning and landmarking
  • Takings of private property (eminent domain, land use restrictions)
  • Interference with economic liberty
  • Right to keep and bear arms

Contact the Rubino Law Firm today for a case evaluation and review of possible legal strategies. We offer affordable rates and personal attention for clients that wish their cases to be handled delicately and sensitively with a focus on retribution and civil justice.  Call the Rubino Law Firm at (212) 682-2375 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

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