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Civil rights are the fundamental liberties and protections guaranteed to all individuals by law, ensuring equal treatment and freedom from government mistreatment. Unfortunately, violations can occur when government employees or agents engage in conduct that infringes upon these rights.

At The Keleher Appellate Law Group, we are committed to upholding rights and seeking justice for those wronged. We have extensive experience handling civil rights appeals in the state and federal appellate courts. If you are dissatisfied with a trial court’s decision in your case, we will be your advocate and ally. 

What Are Civil Rights Violations?

Civil rights violations encompass a range of conduct that violate an individual’s rights, often perpetrated by government employees or agents. Common examples include:

  • Unlawful arrest or detention without probable cause
  • Police misconduct
  • Discrimination by government employers  based on race, gender, religion, or disability
  • Denial of public services or accommodations based on protected characteristics
  • Prosecutorial misconduct

We believe justice should prevail and we are here to make that happen.

About Civil Rights Appeals

Civil rights appeals are a critical mechanism for individuals to rectify violations of their fundamental liberties and protections. These appeals provide an opportunity to:

  • Challenge erroneous decisions made at lower court levels, ensuring that the rule of law is upheld and constitutional rights are protected
  • Correct injustices by holding accountable those who engage in discriminatory practices or abuse their positions of power
  • Establish legal precedents that protect the rights of individuals and promote equal treatment under the law

By pursuing civil rights appeals, we work to secure systemic change, promote justice, and protect the rights of all members of society.

Do I Have a Viable Appeal?

For a valid civil rights appeal, you must demonstrate violations of constitutional rights or discriminatory practices. Common grounds for civil rights appeals include:

Due Process Violations

If an individual’s right to fair treatment and procedural safeguards, such as notice and an opportunity to be heard, has been violated, it can serve as a ground for relief. This may include situations where a person was denied a fair trial, not given proper notice of legal proceedings, or deprived of the right to present evidence in their defense.

Equal Protection Violations

Appeals can be pursued when there is discriminatory treatment by the government, its agents, or public employers based on protected characteristics such as race, gender, religion, or disability. 

First Amendment Infringements

Appeals may involve violations of an individual’s right to freedom of speech, religion, assembly, or association. Examples include cases in which the government restricts peaceful protests or censors free expression.

Unlawful Search and Seizure

A civil rights appeal may arise when law enforcement obtains evidence through an illegal search or seizure. This includes searches without proper warrants or probable cause.

Excessive Use of Force

Individuals who experience excessive force at the hands of law enforcement officers, resulting in injuries or violations of their rights, can appeal the actions taken against them.

Let our experienced appellate attorney evaluate the specific circumstances of your case and determine the most appropriate grounds for an appeal. 

How Our Firm Can Help With Your Civil Rights Appeal

Because appealing a civil rights case can be complex and challenging, having skilled legal representation is imperative. That’s where The Keleher Appellate Law Group steps in. We will thoroughly analyze your case, identify legal issues and potential errors, and develop viable appellate arguments.

Our appellate attorneys are skilled at crafting persuasive briefs highlighting the relevant legal principles and authorities. We have experience presenting oral arguments before appellate panels, effectively advocating for our clients. Trust us to guide you through the appellate process and protect your rights. 

Talk To A Dedicated Civil Rights Appellate Attorney Today

The Keleher Appellate Law Group is well known for protecting and fighting against violations. If you believe your civil rights have been violated, we will provide you with powerful representation when you need it most. 

We know the ins and outs of the appellate process and have an impressive track record of success in state and federal appellate courts. Once you become our client, you will have peace of mind with our accomplished appellate attorneys handling your civil rights appeal. 

The Keleher Appellate Group is your premier choice for federal and state civil rights appeals, serving clients in Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, and the surrounding areas in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Colorado.