WE ARE NEW YORK'S CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYERS
IN OUR DECADES OF EXPERIENCE, WE'VE OBTAINED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN COMPENSATION FOR NEW YORKERS.
HERE'S WHAT SETS US APART:
Unlike other firms, H&F's partners spent years defending the NYPD in the federal courts. We know how they think and how to stay one step ahead.
SMALL FIRM ENERGY
We choose our clients carefully and we treat them well. We're with you from the first meeting to the last handshake (or hug). We care, and that will be obvious.
We win trials and get big settlements for our clients. When our wins are appealed, we win the appeals too.
BIG FIRM RESOURCES
Civil rights cases can be expensive, especially the way we litigate them. We have the resources to give every case we take the attention it deserves.
recent new york times coverage
FROM OUR BLOG
In today's New York Times, H&F partner Gabriel P. Harvis discusses the practical impact of high-profile police killings.
The city's Civilian Complaint Review Board has released a new report on unlawful police home searches.
The CCRB publishes a map showing the rate of complaints in the City's police precincts.
A step-by-step guide to reporting police misconduct in New York City.
Harvis & Fett filed a brief on behalf of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York as amicus curiae in support of Judge Gleeson's decision to expunge the criminal record of a federal convict.
Though lawful, recording the police can be dangerous, as illustrated by the case of David Bell.
The leading New York case on street encounters is People v. DeBour, where the Court of Appeals established four tiers of permissible police conduct when confronting individuals on the street.
The Fair Chance Act prohibits most employers in New York City, other than employers in the securities industry, from asking an applicant for employment, either orally or on an employment application, about his or her arrest history or criminal record until after the employer has made, to the applicant, a conditional offer of employment.
An administrative law judge, Raymond E. Kramer, ruled that a cab driver “refused to transport" a passenger and her daughters "on the basis of their race and color” during a 2013 episode, violating a section of city human rights law that protects equal access to public accommodations.
We applaud NYC for setting up a bail fund to help poor people charged with low-level nonviolent offenses.