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Civil Rights Insurance Defense Attorneys in Kingston, NY

Defending counties, towns and law enforcement officers in civil rights actions

At Cook, Kurtz & Murphy, P.C., our civil rights lawyers exclusively defend governments and their employees from claims of civil rights violations. We are a highly experienced and deeply established firm, having provided quality legal representation to municipalities throughout New York State for more than 100 years. To save our clients time and money, we use aggressive, pro-active and cost-conscious case management in the successful defense of civil rights and insurance claims. Due to our extensive trial and appellate experience, we have the ability to quickly analyze the key issues of liability and immunity defenses that are central to resolving civil rights claims efficiently and with prudence. We represent many counties, towns and their law enforcement departments throughout southeastern New York that are being sued in both the Northern and Southern Federal Districts of New York.

Defending every type of civil rights lawsuit

When governmental bodies and their employees are confronted with a civil rights lawsuit, they need to rely upon well-established attorneys who are skilled in defending every possible type of case. Our insurance defense attorneys based in Kingston, NY capably work on the defense of all civil rights cases, including:

  • Sexual harassment cases
  • Employment discrimination in hiring, firing and benefits
  • Wrongful death
  • Police liability claims, including:
    • Excessive use of force
    • Unlawful imprisonment
    • False arrest
    • False imprisonment
    • Assault and battery
    • Malicious prosecution
    • Improper training and supervision

Whatever you and your governmental body are facing in the way of a civil rights complaint, our Kingston, NY lawyers provide high-quality representation and service.

Handling the most complex civil rights cases

Civil rights claims are a method by which a person’s constitutional rights are enforced through the courts. Section 1983 civil rights claims are founded upon the Civil Rights Act of 1871, the primary tool used today by those claiming violation of their federal constitutional rights as a result of actions or inactions by governments through their officials and employees. Immunity can be the first line of defense in a civil rights action. The defense of qualified immunity insulates government officials and employees when their actions or inactions meet certain legal requirements developed by the courts, protecting them and the governmental body from liability. Our Kingston, NY civil rights lawyers are proficient in efficiently and cost-effectively protecting government employees, their supervisors and employing agencies from civil rights liability.

Consultation on civil rights defense claims

Our attorneys at Cook, Kurtz & Murphy, P.C. are qualified to practice statewide in New York, including the Northern, Southern and Eastern U.S. District Courts. Our office is located in Kingston just a block away from the Ulster County Courthouse in the Old Dutch Church neighborhood. Call us at 845-943-2498 or contact us online for a consultation. We offer weekend and evening appointments as needed.