civil rights attorney

State and federal laws give people fundamental rights and protections that ensure fair treatment and equal opportunity. However, some people may suffer a violation of their civil rights and experience physical, emotional, reputational, and financial harm as a result. If you’ve become the victim of a civil rights violation — from police brutality and unlawful search and seizure to wrongful imprisonment —you deserve to seek accountability and compensation. Let an Atlanta civil rights lawyer from Bayuk Pratt fight for justice for you.

Our legal team has over 50 years of combined legal experience with a track record that includes over $300 million in compensation recovered for our clients. Firm founders Frank Bayuk and Bradley Pratt know what it takes to win a financial recovery. As former senior partners in elite defense firms, they’ve handled high-stakes litigation and have seen how responsible parties try to defend cases and avoid liability for harming ordinary people. Bradley and Frank founded Bayuk Pratt to help clients in need by leveling the playing field so they can stand up for their rights.

When you’ve suffered harm due to the deprivation of your civil rights, you may have the right to seek financial compensation from the responsible party. Contact Bayuk Pratt today for a free case evaluation with an Atlanta civil rights lawyer to discuss how we can help you get the justice you deserve.

How an Atlanta Civil Rights Attorney Can Help You

After experiencing a violation of your civil rights, an Atlanta civil rights lawyer from Bayuk Pratt can help you demand accountability and justice for the harm you’ve suffered by:

  • Thoroughly investigating your claims to uncover evidence proving the violation of your civil rights, including police records, employment records, email communications, videos, photos, and eyewitness testimony
  • Identifying the party or parties responsible for violating your rights and evaluating what legal claims you may have
  • Documenting your losses to obtain the proof needed to pursue maximum compensation for you
  • Filing your legal claims and handling communications with corporate representatives, government agency officials, or defense lawyers
  • Aggressively pursuing full financial recovery, whether through a negotiated settlement or by taking your case to court to demand justice and hold those responsible for violating your civil rights accountable

What Do ‘Civil Rights’ Include?

Your civil rights are fundamental legal protections afforded by the U.S. and Georgia constitutions or state and federal laws. They’re intended to ensure equal treatment and opportunities for all persons. Civil rights apply in various contexts, including:

  • Housing
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Public accommodations
  • Government services

Civil rights ensure that people do not get treated differently or poorly due to personal characteristics, such as:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Religious beliefs
  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Familial status

Civil rights also include protections from misconduct or mistreatment by the government. Civil rights afforded by the U.S. Constitution include:

  • First Amendment rights, including freedom of speech, religion, press, and assembly, and the right to petition the government to redress grievances
  • Fourth Amendment rights, which include protections from unreasonable searches and seizures
  • Fifth Amendment rights, which include protection from compelled self-incrimination
  • Sixth Amendment rights, which include the right to legal counsel in criminal cases
  • Eighth Amendment rights, which include protection from cruel and unusual punishment

Other federal laws also grant people civil rights, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.