Committed to
helping you

with a dedicated focus on specific
types of civil rights abuses.

A passion for
helping people

we focus our efforts on areas of the law where
violations of civil rights and breaches of trust occur.

Offering quality
representation

to clients subjected to unfair, damaging violations
of rights our laws are supposed to protect.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Texas-Based Company Settles EEOC Racial Harassment Lawsuit

    Texas-Based Company Settles EEOC Racial Harassment Lawsuit

    In a November 21, 2018 United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) Press Release, the EEOC announced that a Texas-based oil and gas company operating in North Dakota agreed to pay $50,000 and furnish other relief in order to settle a racial harassment lawsuit the EEOC filed against the company. According to the EEOC, an

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  • Top 10 Practice Areas for Attorney Malpractice

    Top 10 Practice Areas for Attorney Malpractice

    According to insurance industry research, the Top Ten areas of law with the highest risk of malpractice claims are: Real Estate 20.33% Plaintiff Personal Injury 15.59% Family Law 12.14% Estate/Trust/Probate 10.67% Collection and Bankruptcy 9.2% Corporate/Business Organization 6.79% Criminal 5.65% Business Transaction commercial Law 4.11% Personal Injury – Defense 3.26% Labor Law 2.19% The American

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  • Legal Malpractice Trends

    Legal Malpractice Trends

    The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability tracked trends of legal malpractice claims from 2012 through 2015 and made findings that include as follows: Between the years 2011 and 2015, the number of claims with combined expense and indemnity settlements between $50,000 and $200,000 almost doubled; Claims between $1 million and $2

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  • Conflicts of Interest

    Conflicts of Interest

    As reported in the publication Insurance Journal, insurers cite conflicts of interest, including perceived conflicts, as the most common alleged basis for a legal malpractice claim.  With larger firms the risk of conflicts increase when there are mergers, acquisitions and lateral hiring.  According to the article, nearly half the insurers polled cited an uptick in

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Practice Areas

Click on one of the practice areas below to learn more about that particular area of litigation:

  • Legal Malpractice

    The term legal malpractice refers to any claim brought by a client, including a company, person or organization, against an attorney or law firm, regardless of whether the claim asserts negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, including conflicts of interest, self-dealing and divided loyalty, deceptive trade practices, or inadequate legal representation.

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  • Civil Rights

    Our Firm is committed to accepting cases involving civil rights violations by government, including police misconduct, as well as racial harassment and sexual harassment.

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