Civil rights defense is a unique area of law requiring exceptional knowledge of 42 USC §1983 and all of its pitfalls and unique characteristics.
Chapman Law Group is proud to be Michigan’s leading jail/prison and civil rights defense firm. In Michigan we are the voice of the defense industry with respect to representing the interests of private correctional providers. Our mixture of clients includes county jails, state prison facilities, private correctional corporations, municipalities, insurance carriers and third party claims administrators.
Over the past twenty years, we have defended hundreds of claims to the overwhelming satisfaction of our clients. The vast majority of claims handled by Chapman Law Group end in dismissal prior to or at the close of discovery. Many plaintiff firms do not understand enough about the interplay of the various laws to prevent dismissal. Our ability to defend cases at trial is equally impressive.
Civil rights litigation is a very complicated area of litigation, requiring skill and experience. Handling these claims requires exceptional knowledge of 42 USC 1983 and all of its pitfalls and unique characteristics. Whether the claim is brought by counsel or a pro se inmate, successful defense depends on counsel understanding all areas of the PLRA, 42 USC 1983, 42 USC 1997e, and the interplay between each. Failure to vigorously defend these claims may subject you to punitive damages.
Defending such claims, including claims of excessive force, cruel and unusual punishment, unconstitutional policies and procedures, failure to train, to name a few, requires not only deep knowledge and understanding of the duties of law enforcement and the legal system, but a sense of fairness and confidentiality.
Chapman Law Group has been practicing civil rights litigation for over 20 years. Our attorneys consider it a privilege to represent healthcare providers working in the correctional setting as well as local governments and their employees.
Types of Civil Rights Claims