Taking Action For Victims Of Civil Rights
As a long-standing Cook County assistant public defender and active advocate for people’s legal rights, our founding attorney, Stephen L. Richards, built a reputation for fighting to uphold justice. Now a felony defender in private practice, his extensive trial work and legal knowledge positions him as a leader 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 pursuing justice and compensation, please contact the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards for a free consultation.
Our Lawyers Cannot Be Intimidated By The System
With full recognition that most law enforcement officers do an excellent job, our legal team knows 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 we are here to help you protect those rights.
We provide the personal attention and investigative skills to assess your likelihood of success with a lawsuit for:
- Incidents of 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
Call Us Anytime To Discuss Your Potential Case
Attorney Stephen L. Richards’ work in the public sector and as a leader in the fight against unjust capital punishment has prepared him to take on cases that may garner Chicago area or even national media attention. When you choose to contact the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards for counsel and representation, you will have dedicated, seasoned advocates on your side through every phase of your struggle for justice.