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.
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FROM OUR BLOG
H&F successfully moved for sanctions before EDNY Magistrate Judge the Hon. Cheryl L. Pollak following defense counsel's egregious deposition conduct. The City will need to pay plaintiff's attorney's fees and costs associated with the deposition, and to reproduce the witness for further questioning.
An article in today's New York Times reveals that top DOC officials were allegedly spying on DOI investigators when they were speaking with inmates on Rikers.
The Queens DA announced the indictment of Detectives Desormeau and Neve in connection with their arrest of firm client Roosevelt McCoy.
Today the firm announced a $425,000 settlement in a jail abuse case challenging the culture of corruption within the Department of Correction.
Felony charges involving perjury and official misconduct were lodged against NYPD detectives involving an incident in New York County. The indicted officers are defendants in an unrelated federal lawsuit being handled by the firm regarding an incident that occured in Queens.
The Court described the City's motion as one that "should never have been made in the first place. "
Our firm, along with co-counsel Gideon Oliver and Michael Warren, successfully negotiated a settlement in this case, which involved serious allegations of brutality.
In today's New York Times, journalist Colin Moynihan looks at failures in the disciplinary process that follows NYPD police killings through the lens of the firm's Pilipenko wrongful death action. We represent the parents of Denis Volchkin, killed by an NYPD officer in October 2014. Despite a variety of errors, the officer was told he did nothing wrong.
Lt. Mark Tiller had opened fire during a drug sting in Seneca, killing Zachary Hammond, an unarmed white teenager, in 2015.
In today's New York Times, H&F partner Gabriel P. Harvis discusses the practical impact of high-profile police killings.