Dedicated To the Pursuit of Justice Achieving Successful Results in Difficult Cases

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
Successfully Prosecuting on Your Behalf for Unwarranted Abuse of Power

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.

Call our New Jersey civil rights lawyers today at (856) 512-1461 to schedule your free case consultation.

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

The Difference is Clear 
  • Care

    We approach each client with compassion, empathy and care.

  • Experience

    We have an in-depth understanding of the law and how it relates to your unique case.

  • Personal Attention

    We will provide you with the personal attention your case deserves.

  • Flexible

    We offer video, after hour and weekend appointments for your convenience. 

  • High-Quality Representation

    We deliver high-quality legal work because we handle select cases.

  • Dedication

    We have been serving the needs of our clients for over 30 years and are dedicated to your success.

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The Stories That Matter

See What Our Valued Clients Have to Say
  • I could not have been more pleased with the firm or our result.

    “From the first meeting with Michelle Douglass and Philip Burnham, I knew they were the skilled lawyers I needed. After a bad employment experience, I felt betrayed and hurt but Michelle, Phil, ...”

    - Michelle M.C.
  • Both Michelle and Phil made me feel like I was a family member they were representing.

    “This testimonial will be the most honest you have ever read. My journey is case was actually dismissed in summary judgment due to fact I had incompetent counsel previously. Michelle ...”

    - Robert K. Petroski
  • After meeting Michelle, she gave me the confidence I needed to fight for what I deserved.

    “When I first met Michelle, I had so many fears about filing a lawsuit. I was afraid of actually filing against Atlantic City Board of Education simply because what I had gone through was torture. I ...”

    - Maria Marino
  • I never knew compassion, value and honesty could exist in an attorney until I met Philip.

    “I'm hoping there's enough space to comment on my experience with Philip as he assisted me on a very personal matter... I was recommended by two different sources, so I hoped & prayed this would be my ...”

    - Dan
  • She was always very prompt in her follow-up and developed a winning strategy for me.

    “I am very grateful Mrs. Michelle J. Douglass took my case. You demonstrated to me great expertise. She was always very prompt in her follow-up and developed a winning strategy for me. Working with ...”

    - James Runyon
  • Michelle Douglass is a straight shooter and fights for your rights.

    “The firm handled my case in a dedicated and professional manner. Michelle Douglass is a straight shooter and fights for your rights. Her tenaciousness and no nonsense approach quickly set the tone and ...”

    - 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.

    “Phil Burnham is an excellent divorce lawyer! 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. He was ...”

    - Abby
  • Ms. Douglass always returned my calls promptly as if I were the most valuable client among the many she represents.

    “It has been a pleasure for the last couple of years working with Michelle Douglass and the entire 'My rights lawyers team'. Michelle's experience and legal knowledge on employee rights impressed me ...”

    - Heather
  • I was helped by Michelle every step of the way, with guidance and answers. She is remarkable and I love her.

    “My name is Joanne Craven. I have been a long time client of the firm and have become a personal friend with Michelle Douglass as a result. Just recently, they helped me through a very difficult time. ...”

    - Joanne Imperatore
  • Ms. Douglass, I got a feeling of genuine concern, unlike that of the prior attorneys I had spoken to.

    “I first met attorney Michelle Douglass in late fall of 2003. I had been to numerous attorneys trying to find one that was not only capable, but willing to take on such a challenge. When I presented my ...”

    - Kathy Jen

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