Defense of Civil Rights Claims
Our attorneys have a wide-range of experience in defending civil rights litigation in federal and state court and arbitration proceedings involving a variety of civil rights claims, including:
- First amendment and defamation claims;
- Section 1983 claims alleging violations of rights under the United States Constitution or federal law;
- Employment-related claims, including claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), and the Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA");
- School-related claims;
- Claims involving police officers, officials and law enforcement agencies;
- Claims against governmental children, youth and family services entities and social workers; and
- Municipal tort claims.
MacDonald Illig attorneys also have extensive experience in handling and resolving civil rights claims arising under Title II of the ADA. ADA Title II claims against local municipalities and governmental agencies have been on an exponential rise in recent years, including compliance claims involving a public entity's programs, services, or activities or their physical facilities. MacDonald Illig attorneys have the legal knowledge and experience required to provide sound legal and practical advice to help governmental entities and agencies understand and navigate the ADA's requirements.