Civil Rights Litigation

Hutchinson Black and Cook attorneys regularly represent individuals and families who seek to vindicate their civil and constitutional rights—in the workplace, in public accommodations, in schools, and in their relationship with state agencies and officials.   We regularly represent individuals who have been subjected to discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of such protected categories as race, age, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status. The firm’s work focuses on strengthening civil rights enforcement mechanisms to ensure their broadest availability. We have represented the victims of sexual abuse and other discrimination by law enforcement, child placements, school employees and other personnel. Our work has resulted not only in compensation for the victims of these civil rights violations, but also in systemic change to the policies and practices of public entities.