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Civil Rights

Lawsuits involving First Amendment or civil rights issues are challenging legally because of the court's diverse interpretations of both the Constitution and the Federal Civil Rights Act. They also tend to be emotionally charged and, frequently, political in nature.

Ropers, Majeski has defended First Amendment and civil rights cases for over 25 years. We have represented police officers, sheriffs’ department employees, county narcotics task force employees and District Attorneys in alleged misconduct cases, many of which involved major injuries and deaths. We have defended law-enforcement officers in allegations of false arrest and imprisonment, excessive force, due process and equal protection violations. Due to the high risk and exposure of these cases, many of them have proceeded to trial. Our seasoned litigators not only bring extensive trial experience, but also an exceptional degree of sensitivity to the political issues involved.