Civil Rights Litigation Attorneys in Tennessee

Have your civil rights been compromised?

Do you have reason to believe that your civil rights were violated? If so, you may be entitled to pursue legal action against the responsible party. At The Bowlin Law Firm, we are committed to fighting for the rights of individuals and prisoners who have been victimized by civil rights violations. We recognize that these complicated legal matters can be difficult to work through on your own, which is why we are committed to litigating on your behalf when you need it most.

In some civil rights violation cases, the plaintiff must file a claim or complaint with a state or federal agency before he or she can file a private lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances involved in the case, the decision to file at the state or federal level may be made by the plaintiff or it may be dictated by statute.

If you are ready to file private civil rights violation claim, do not wait to contact a lawyer from our office for professional, legal guidance.

What to Expect in a Civil Rights Lawsuit

Civil rights violation cases are filed and handled in federal or state civil court. The plaintiff will file a complaint with the court an effort to prove that the defendant is responsible for the alleged civil rights violation and any harm caused as a result. If the case goes to trial, the plaintiff must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant is responsible for the alleged violation.

Typically, a complete civil case will involve the following stages:

  • Beginning the case by filing the initial court papers
  • Discovering facts and uncovering all information
  • Reaching a resolution without going to trial via court notions
  • Reaching a resolution without going to trial via settlement or alternative dispute resolution
  • Going to trial and reaching a verdict
  • Collecting money after a judgment has been made
  • Filing an appeal

Get started on your civil rights lawsuit!

Because a number of important decisions are involved when filing a civil rights lawsuit, it is essential that you work with an attorney who is experienced and well versed in the field. If you retain our services, we can assist you in determining the laws that apply to your situation, whether you need to file a claim with the government, and where your lawsuit should be filed. We will carefully analyze the details of your case, thoroughly explore your options, and create a course of action that is tailored to fit your situation, whether you are in Knoxville, Knox County or Hamblen County.

We can assist you with any of the following cases:

As Tennessee's premier litigation team, we are prepared to vigorously litigate on your behalf! To find out about the steps you should take in filing a lawsuit, be sure to contact our firm. We provide free consultations, so do not wait to get started on your case today!

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