Civil Rights & Police Misconduct

The civil rights lawyers at Gaskins Bennett Birrell, LLP have achieved an unprecedented level of success in representing people who have had their lives affected by unconstitutional governmental conduct or police brutality and require a lawyer. Our group has obtained over $40 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims of unconstitutional conduct.

We have successfully represented people in lawsuits involving a wide variety of Section 1983 claims, including arrests, seizures, use of deadly force, excessive force, vehicle pursuits, prison suicides and assaults, and unconstitutional takings, and have successfully litigated matters involving claims under the 4th, 5th, 8th and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution. Among other successes, we have obtained a jury finding against Minnesota’s largest police agency of “deliberate indifference” to the use of excessive force by its officers. We have also achieved the largest settlement in the State of Minnesota in a Section 1983 case. Choosing our firm to represent you ensures that you have a legal force on your side that has recovered millions of dollars for victims of civil rights violations.

Our Civil Rights/Police Misconduct practice areas include:

Notable GBB Civil Rights Results

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A highly respected, trial-focused law firm, our members include three attorneys elected to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and numerous attorneys designated “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. We have decades of trial and appellate experience, and the good judgment such experience brings.

Our Attorneys are resourceful, tough, and committed to our clients’ interests, and we have the ability to keep the orders, verdicts and judgments we obtain on appeal.

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