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Government Liability & Civil Rights

Government Liability


The Whitfield Law Group has years of experience representing government entities and their employees regarding policies and procedures, employment issues, and constitutional and statutory violations. We have represented numerous governmental entities to help them resolve their legal issues, and we have a full understanding of the state and federal law defenses available to them. From qualified immunity to absolute immunity, the Whitfield Law Group can advise your entity on the proper course of action in any legal situation.


The Whitfield Law Group provides defense and risk management services to investigate and minimize exposure to claims, to develop strategies to reduce claims, and provides responsive representation for active claims.

Types of Government Claims

Our attorneys have handled the entire gamut of claims that can be brought to the governmental arena, and our understanding of the complexities of governmental law, federal and state jurisdiction and procedural rules and defenses is evident in a proven track record of success. We have represented clients in almost every facet of governmental litigation including:

  • Sexual harassment-Title VII
  • State and federal anti-discrimination laws Gender discrimination
  • Racial discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Constitutional deprivations
  • 42 USC 1983
  • First Amendment claims
  • Equal Pay Act claims
  • Law Enforcement liability
  • Wrongful arrest
  • Excessive force
  • Search and seizure claims
  • Employment
  • Open meetings and public records

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