Civil Rights

We are proven leaders and experts in fighting for your civil rights including free speech, due process, equal protection, and LGBTQ rights, as well as freedom of religion and freedom from police brutality and other types of government misconduct and abuses of power. Our lawyers have won some of the most important civil rights cases in Maine’s history and they have also won big victories through improving state and federal civil rights laws that protect our fundamental liberties and ability to pursue happiness.

We frequently teach other lawyers about the many federal, state, and local civil rights laws, such as the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Maine Human Rights Act, Section 1983, and the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. We are also highly experienced in prosecuting civil rights claims in the federal and state courts and agencies such as the Maine Human Rights Commission and federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • ADA claims
  • Age discrimination/harassment/ADEA
  • Breastfeeding discrimination
  • Bullying
  • Class actions for civil rights
  • Compensation or pay discrimination
  • Constitutional rights
  • Disability discrimination & reasonable accommodation
  • Discrimination claims
  • Due process
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Equal pay
  • False arrest
  • FMLA/Family & Medical Leave Acts
  • Family responsibilities & caretaker discrimination
  • Federal/US laws
  • First Amendment violations
  • Fourth Amendment violations
  • Gender identity & gender expression
  • Gender discrimination
  • Harassment claims
  • Hiring
  • Hostile work environment
  • Inhumane treatment of prisoners
  • LGBTQ rights & discrimination
  • Maine Human Rights Act
  • Maine Human Rights Commission
  • National origin and ancestry discrimination
  • Police brutality
  • Police misconduct
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Prisoners’ rights
  • Privacy rights
  • Race and ethnicity discrimination & harassment
  • Religious rights & discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Sex discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Strip searches
  • Transgender rights & discrimination
  • Unfair treatment
  • USERRA and military leave rights
  • Veterans’ rights
  • Wage theft and unpaid wages or compensation
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Wrongful conviction