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.
Everything we do is a collaboration between our attorneys, our clients and, where necessary, our roster of qualified experts.
Through this approach, we achieve outstanding results for clients and have earned the respect of judges and adversaries alike.
Our Civil Rights Practice
Between us, we've handled over 500 federal cases involving civil rights violations by the NYPD and its police officers, including many high profile cases with extensive media coverage. We are leaders in the field.
We have wide-ranging experience in cases involving prisoners abused by jail employees. We have achieved significant settlements, including $245,000 on behalf of a young man whose jaw was fractured by a Rikers Island guard.
We have an active and well regarded First Amendment practice, representing plaintiffs in free speech and retaliation cases. Presently, we represent a Brooklyn activist arrested for online comments disparaging the NYPD.
We routinely bring cases on behalf of children whose rights have been violated by government officials, including the Department of Education and NYPD. It is a particularly rewarding part of what we do here.