Your civil rights are those enumerated rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. Under a federal law, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, more commonly known as “Section 1983,” you can sue for monetary damages for the violation of those rights which are, in other words, Constitutional torts. Section 1983 is a remedial statute which authorizes a civil action against defendants acting under the color of law whom violate rights secured under federal law. While the majority of these cases arise against government officials for acts committed in their official, there are situations where this liability will extend to private defendants who have acted in concert with government officials. Examples of such violations include abuse at the hands of government officials, inaction on behalf of the government, wrongful convictions, police brutality, employment, housing, education, and public accommodations. We can help you obtain vindication for violations of your federal rights and recover monetary compensation.