Hamilton Weber has defended elected officials, employees, and law enforcement officers of local governments, as well as the cities and counties for which these individuals work, in civil rights and discrimination cases. These cases include claims brought under the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claims involving the First Amendment (free speech, right to associate), the Fourth Amendment (excessive use of force, false arrest, false imprisonment), and the Fourteenth Amendment (due process, equal protection).
The attorneys at Hamilton Weber are thoroughly familiar with civil rights law and the various defenses available to municipalities, their elected officials and employees when facing such claims. We have successfully defended our clients against civil rights claims at both the trial court and appellate court levels, in both state and federal court proceedings, and we rely on that experience when working with our municipal clients to develop strategies to defend such claims.