Civil Rights Litigation

Donoghue & Picker is not afraid to take on state, federal and local governmental entities, and their employees and officers. We regularly represent individuals whose constitutional rights have been violated. The types of civil rights matters handled by Donoghue & Picker include, but are not limited to:

  • Section 1983 and Bivens actions
  • State created danger actions
  • Police misconduct
  • Unlawful arrest
  • Excessive force
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Unlawful search and/or seizure
  • Claims against county Children and Youth Services (CYS) agencies
  • Unlawful family separation/child removal
  • Due process violations
  • Equal protection violations
  • First Amendment violations
  • Second Amendment violations
  • Americans with Disabilities Act claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • Challenges to unconstitutional laws