New Jersey Civil Rights Lawyers
Trusted Legal Advocates in Your Corner
There are federal and state laws that are designed to protect people from various forms of discrimination, harassment, and misconduct. At Burnham Douglass Attorneys At Law, we are committed to using our combined 60 years of legal experience to help clients throughout New Jersey pursue civil rights lawsuits. Our firm strives to protect the rights of individuals in a manner consistent with fair and equal treatment that each of us deserves as members of a civilized society.
We are familiar with the unique and difficult issues clients face in the following civil rights cases:
- Sexual Harassment
- Police Brutality
- Wrongful Arrest
- Voter Suppression
- Abuse and Extortion
- Destruction of Property
- Human Trafficking
- Racial Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- Gender Discrimination
- Cyber Bullying
- Denial of Housing
What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered in Civil Rights Cases?
Clients who choose to pursue justice by filing civil rights lawsuits may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:
- Funerals and survivors’ benefits
- Emotional pain, suffering, and distress / mental health treatment
- Past, present and future medical bills
- Retroactive salary, overtime pay, benefits, and bonuses
Reach out to our reliable legal team a Burnham Douglass Attorneys At Law today to discuss your case so we can determine all of your options under the law and get to work devising a strong legal strategy to fight for your rights.
Have you been treated unfairly at work because of your age, race, religion, or gender? Have you suffered life-altering injuries that were inflicted by police officers when you were arrested? If so, reach out to our seasoned civil rights lawyers at Burnham Douglass Attorneys At Law to get valuable advice for recovering damages related to your civil rights offense.
We make it our goal to uphold your constitutional rights, and we will fiercely fight for all of the protections you are entitled to under the law:
- First Amendment: Protects free speech, but it does not impact the ability of private citizens and organizations to punish or limit speech
- Fourth Amendment: Protects against unreasonable searches and seizures
- Fifth Amendment: Protects people against self-incrimination
- Thirteenth Amendment: Protects against involuntary servitude
- Fourteenth Amendment: Explicitly prohibits states from violating an individual's rights of due process and equal protection.
Our firm can skillfully guide you through your civil rights case and provide the reliable legal counsel you need to protect your best interests. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to determine if you have a case for a constitutional violation or another type of civil rights issue that is impacting you.
We approach each client with compassion, empathy and care.
We have an in-depth understanding of the law and how it relates to your unique case.
We will provide you with the personal attention your case deserves.
We offer video, after hour and weekend appointments for your convenience.
We deliver high-quality legal work because we handle select cases.
We have been serving the needs of our clients for over 30 years and are dedicated to your success.
I am forever thankful for the legal help Ms. Michelle and Mr. Burnham did for my case.- Samantha V.
Michelle and Phil are excellent attorneys.- Paige B.
I am forever thankful for the legal help Ms. Michelle and Mr. Burnham did for my case.- S.V.
I could not have been more pleased with the firm or our result.- Michelle M.C.
Both Michelle and Phil made me feel like I was a family member they were representing.- Robert K. Petroski
After meeting Michelle, she gave me the confidence I needed to fight for what I deserved.- Maria Marino
I never knew compassion, value and honesty could exist in an attorney until I met Philip.- Dan
She was always very prompt in her follow-up and developed a winning strategy for me.- James Runyon
Michelle Douglass is a straight shooter and fights for your rights.- Dave Daniels
Phil's service exceeded my expectations and I found him to be more responsive and sensitive to my situation than the previous lawyer I had used.- Abby