Find Lawyers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Civil Rights Law
As the Wisconsin Law Journal put it Peter Fox "Champions the Underdog." Not all of Mr. Fox's clients are "underdogs," but most of them have been wronged in some way that requires a legal intervention. Whether through private settlements or public trials, Mr. Fox has consistently obtained substantial jury verdicts, money awards and other favorable rulings for his clients. He has tried cases before judges and juries in state and federal courts and also before various administrative and other ag...
Samuel C. Hall, Jr. is the Managing Partner of Crivello Carlson, S.C. and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Marquette University. During law school, Sam was a St. Thomas More Scholar for three years and was a member of the Marquette Sports Law Review. His principal practice focuses on civil rights litigation, products liability and appellate practice. In addition to his litigation practice, Sam is also a certified m...
Brian C. Tokarz concentrates his practice on civil and business litigation in both state and federal courts. Since joining the firm in 2006, he has represented businesses and individuals in a broad range of matters, including general business litigation, complex insurance coverage disputes, business torts, construction defect litigation, suretyship, defamation claims and contract disputes. Brian has substantial experience in all phases of litigation, including pretrial, trial and alternative ...
Civil Rights Law Definition
“Discrimination” results when an individual’s, group’s, or a business or governmental entity’s preference or prejudice fosters conduct or a practice that obstructs or hinders another’s equal access or exercise of guaranteed civil rights or freedoms. Obviously, not every infringement of another’s civil rights or freedom amounts to illegal discrimination. The civil rights laws make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of one’s membership in a protected class. One may not discriminate or adversely impact another on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, or national origin. As a rule of thumb, discrimination against a protected class of citizens that interferes with the exercise of voting rights, the right to assemble, freedom of speech, religion, or association or with equal opportunities to education or housing brings civil rights laws into play.
Despite the best efforts of individuals, businesses, and governmental entities to comply with the civil rights laws, lawsuits or administrative charges occur. Such charges and lawsuits can have significant consequences.
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