The Ward Bird case has generated a great deal of local, and even national, attention. On its face, the fact that a man with no criminal record whose only action was showing a gun to an intruder suggests an extreme miscarriage of justice.
A person does not forfeit his constitutional right to petition the court for a redress of grievances when he is imprisoned.
The impact of bullying continues to be hot topic in the media, with an increase in attention to the phenomenon of “cyber-bullying.”
Several attorneys filed suit against the State recently to try to obtain proper funding for our judicial system. It is broken and I could not sit idly by and let it be gutted by excessive legislative budget cuts so I …
Mediation is a type of “alternative dispute resolution.” Simply put, it is a formalized method by which you attempt to settle your lawsuit before going to trial. It is often confused by lawpersons with arbitration, which is an alternative form of trial judges rather than an actual judge and jury.
Victims of civil rights violations by police officers face a tough battle when they seek compensation from the government. Pursuing these claims requires skill and experience. At Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, we have brought cases against police officers and other governmental officials to protect our clients’ constitutional rights.