The American system is founded upon ideals of individual liberty and the proposition that all people are equal and deserve equal protection under the law. Your civil rights are fundamental protections from an overreach of government power and certain unlawful conduct by private parties. Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P., stands firm against unjust, demeaning and discriminatory practices. Our knowledgeable attorneys work diligently to investigate incidents of unlawful treatment to build an effective case for relief. With many years of combined experience, our lawyers thoroughly understand the laws related to your civil rights and handle all types of state and federal claims, including claims based on the United States and North Carolina constitutions. We provide calm reassurance to clients seeking reliable legal advice and determined representation.
The U.S. Constitution limits the power of the federal government and specifically reserves certain rights to the people through the first 10 Amendments, which comprise the Bill of Rights. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution forces state governments to honor these rights as well. If our incisive investigation reveals evidence that an agent of federal, state or local government has violated your rights, our determined attorneys can advise you on a course of action. We handle claims relating to a variety of federal constitutional claims. We can also assist you with claims based on North Carolina’s state constitution. Depending on the facts of a case, certain due process protections may apply to undocumented residents as they do to citizens and legal residents.
We can also help you with civil rights issues arising in the employment context.
A trustworthy lawyer at Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P. is ready to discuss your civil rights case. We are prepared to pursue civil rights claims before state and federal courts in Greensboro, and throughout North Carolina. Contact us at 336-274-2992, ext. 111, to speak to Seth Cohen, or online to schedule a consultation.