Our civil rights practice involves mostly serious injury and wrongful death claims against government entities, agencies and employees. When the conduct that causes our clients’ injuries rises above mere negligence to the level of intentional misconduct, deliberate indifference or excessive force, we use the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution in support of our client’s civil rights claims.
Mr. Soloway has practiced civil rights law since beginning his practice of law in 1985. He has been a Law School Professor as well, teaching Civil Rights Litigation at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee.* We have brought civil rights claims throughout the Southeast United States, and against numerous cities, counties, sheriffs and other persons in such states as Georgia, Alabama and Florida. In addition, Mr. Soloway has appeared in numerous Federal District Courts throughout America, and has pursued (and won) precedent-setting civil rights appeals in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia.
In handling your civil rights case, we immediately assign one or more attorneys and legal assistants to the task of collecting such public documents, videotape evidence and other materials necessary to identify the names and locations of the constitutional wrong doers who caused the harm to occur. While this material may include thousands of documents, most states have public records laws that require government agencies to produce this evidence to the Soloway Law Firm upon our written request. After receiving and reviewing these documents and evidence, we are able to determine whether a particular incident is more than a mere accidental injury or accidental death. Where this situation exists, we are able to bring civil rights claims for our clients, usually under 42 United States Code Section 1983, for the full measure of the damages suffered. Mr. Soloway has recovered numerous verdicts and judgments exceeding $1 million for our civil rights clients, as state governments are forbidden from setting arbitrary caps on damages for claims brought under the U.S. Constitution. It is the measure of “full justice” that we seek for our civil rights clients, for anything less than full justice is, in our opinion, an injustice.
*Visiting Professor, Florida State University College of Law, 2008