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:

 

Unique Experience

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.

Top Results

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.

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MEET THE TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

The Team

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.

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DISCOVER OUR CIVIL RIGHTS PRACTICE

DISCOVER OUR CIVIL RIGHTS PRACTICE

Our Civil Rights Practice

POLICE MISCONDUCT

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.         

PRISONERS' RIGHTS

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.

FIRST AMENDMENT

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.

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

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. 

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NEWS & PRESS COVERAGE

NEWS & PRESS COVERAGE

Press & Victories

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READ OUR BLOG

READ OUR BLOG

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