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New York Personal Injury and Insurance Defense Lawyers

Defense of Federal Civil Rights Claims

Nassau County, Long Island and Downstate New York Civil Rights Defense Law Firm

Dedicated Federal Civil Rights Claims Defense for Both Public and Private Entities

At Montfort, Healy, McGuire & Salley LLP, in Garden City, New York, we have more than 50 years of experience defending towns, villages, municipalities, counties, states, corporations and small businesses accused of federal civil rights violations. Built on principles of honesty, integrity and communication, we offer an aggressive defense to those facing these damaging allegations.

To learn about defense options in federal civil rights claims matters, contact our managing partner to schedule a consultation. We provide effective, efficient representation at a reasonable cost.

Civil Rights Claims

Our attorneys are experienced in the defense of claims brought pursuant to Section 1983 and in all aspects of police civil liability. We also defend claims of employment discrimination and claims brought pursuant to Sections 1981 and 1985.

In general, these Sections, found in Title 42 of the United States Code, prohibit the following:

  • Section 1981: intentional race discrimination in contracts and at-will employment
  • Section 1983: denial of federally protected rights by those acting under the authority of the state (i.e. police brutality/excessive force claims)
  • Section 1985 and 1986: conspiring to deprive people of equal rights and other privileges in the employment context

Please note, our municipal law practice also provides representation in the areas of personal injury defense, highway design claims and insurance disputes.

The Montfort, Healy Advantage

Montfort, Healy, established in 1950, is built upon a foundation of honest advice, credible counsel and open communication. Over the decades, our legal team has earned numerous accolades and a reputation for excellence among clients, colleagues and judges. We are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, admitted to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and AV Preeminent peer review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell.

We credit our successes to the collective skill and dedication of our attorneys. Our firm includes eight partners and 25 attorneys, each of whom has significant courtroom experience. They are supported in their efforts by a team of 30 staff members.

If you or your conglomerate is facing accusations of false arrest, malicious prosecution, assault and battery or employment discrimination, it is essential to speak with a knowledgeable defense attorney as quickly as possible. Contact our managing partner to schedule a consultation.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Our law firm handles personal injury, medical malpractice and other insurance defense litigation matters in the State of New York, specifically in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens (Long Island), Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Bronx and Westchester.

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