Civil Rights

Taking Action for Illinois Victims of Civil Rights Violations

As a longstanding Cook County assistant public defender and active advocate for people's legal rights, I built a reputation for fighting to uphold justice. Now a felony defender in private practice, my extensive trial work and legal knowledge position me well to help you pursue a civil lawsuit as a victim of police brutality, false arrest or another denial of your civil rights.

Your case may call for an attorney with criminal trial experience as well as strong knowledge of civil rights litigation. To discuss what happened and options you may have for pursing justice and compensation, please contact me, Stephen L. Richards, for a free consultation.

A Lawyer who Cannot Be Intimidated by the System

With full recognition that most law enforcement officers do an excellent job, I also know it is extremely important to fight back through the legal system when they overstep their bounds. You have important rights under Section 1983 of the federal Civil Rights Act, and I am here to help you protect those rights.

I will provide the personal attention and investigative skills to assess your likelihood of success with a lawsuit for:

  • Police brutality or misconduct
  • Torture, unnecessary use of restraints, or other mistreatment while in custody or prison
  • False arrest, or other violations of your protected civil rights
  • Employment discrimination

Call 866.852.6426 Anytime to Discuss Your Potential Case

My work in the public sector and as a leader in the fight against unjust capital punishment has prepared me well to take on cases that may garner Chicago area or even national media attention. When you choose to contact me for counsel and representation, you will have a dedicated, seasoned advocate on your side through every phase of your struggle for justice.