Civil Rights Attorneys in Seattle
Since 1945, The Stritmatter Firm has witnessed the evolution of civil rights in the United States and in Washington state. In 2020, our nation awakened to the unjust killings of Black people by the police. Our attorneys joined the protests to fight against racism and police brutality. With 70 years of experience, our civil rights lawyers are honored to uphold the civil rights all Americans are entitled to. If you believe your civil rights have been violated, we want to right that wrong and represent you.
What Are Some Civil Rights Laws?
Civil rights laws give people of the United States the legal right to be free from discrimination. The laws were created to protect people from being treated unfairly or discriminated against. Civil rights laws prohibit discrimination in settings like housing and education and to people based on race, age, and gender, to name a few.
What Are Some Civil Rights Violations?
In Seattle and Washington state, a civil rights violation includes any action that does not comply with the civil rights in Washington and the United States, including all of those above. If you believe you experienced a civil rights violation, contact Stritmatter for a free consultation and talk to our experienced civil rights attorneys. We are dedicated to the pursuit of justice and equal rights.
The Stritmatter Firm’s Civil Rights Cases and Causes
Our civil rights attorneys are passionate about equal rights and protection for everyone. Our recent cases include the following:
- Currently representing over 50 peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in their civil rights lawsuits against the City of Seattle, King County, and the State of Washington.
- $3,500,000 settlement for the Estate of Charleena Lyles. Our team fought for four years, ultimately successfully appealing the case to the Court of Appeals, creating new law in our state – making the Defendant bear the burden of proof of specific intent to commit a felony.
- Represented and settled 8 and 11-year-old Black students in race discrimination suits against the Kent School District.
- Represented Latino student in disability discrimination suit in Federal Court against Grandview School District. With co-counsel Kerri Feeney. Settled for $1M – at the time of the largest resolutions of this type in the nation.