§1983 civil rights defense

§1983 Civil Rights Defense Lawyers

Years of Legal Experience in Georgia 

When an individual believes their civil rights have been violated by a federal and state government officer, they may be able to file a Section 1983 lawsuit to recover damages. At Lavender Hoffman Alderman, LLC, we have 120 years of collective experience standing up for the constitutional rights of individuals and organizations throughout Georgia and beyond. Our 1983 civil rights defense attorneys have successfully defended a wide variety of Section 1983 civil rights litigation claims on behalf of municipalities, school districts, government officials, municipal boards, and police departments, and more. We will help defend your rights in and out of the courtroom. 

Call (404) 400-4500 or contact our firm online.

What Is a Section 1983 Lawsuit?

A Section 1983 lawsuit is a civil rights lawsuit that can be filed when an individual or group believes their constitutional rights have been violated by a law enforcement officer or other government official. 

Examples of civil rights violations lawsuits may include claims of:

  • Excessive force
  • False arrest
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Selective enforcement
  • Violation of equal protection rights
  • Violation of First (freedom of speech, religion, and association), Fourth (freedom from false arrest and wrongful prosecution), Eighth (freedom from cruel and unusual punishment), or Fourteenth (free from depravations of life, liberty, or property without procedural due process) amendment rights

The statute of limitations to file a Section 1983 lawsuit is within three years from the time the violation occurred.