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Representing Public Agencies and Government Agents in Civil Rights Cases
McKay Chadwell has a track record of success defending federal employees accused of violating constitutional rights during the scope of their employment. Under the Supreme Court case Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), federal employees can be liable for civil monetary damages (state employees can be similarly liable under 42 U.S.C. § 1983).
Our Breadth of Expertise Allows Us to Litigate Civil Rights Cases to Successful Conclusions
Whether it is alleged First Amendment speech violations, Fifth Amendment illegal search and seizure claims, or a suppression of trial rights under the Fifth Amendment, McKay Chadwell has defended public employees in both the trial court and federal courts of appeal. Our firm is uniquely qualified to handle these types of federal matters and similar matters brought against state employees under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.