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Oklahoma Civil Rights Attorneys

At Dodd Henry, our Oklahoma civil rights lawyers are trial-tested, aggressive advocates for injured victims and their family members. Our law firm is proud to provide fully personalized, effective representation to each and every client. If you or your loved one was injured as a result of a civil rights violation, please contact us for a free, strictly confidential review of your case. 

Understanding Federal Civil Rights Law 

With some exceptions. civil rights claims are filed under 42 U.S. Code § 1983, or as it is more simply referred to “Section 1983”. Under this federal statute, private individuals have the legal authority to bring a civil lawsuit directly against a government entity. Through a civil rights claim, you and your family can seek justice and financial compensation. As Section 1983 litigation is deeply complex, you need a qualified advocate on your side. 

Civil Rights Claims We Handle in Oklahoma 

Police Misconduct

Unfortunately, law enforcement misconduct, including police brutality, occurs far too frequently. If you or your loved one suffered injuries, or worse, as a result of police officer misconduct, you may be eligible to seek justice, accountability, and financial compensation through a Section 1983 civil rights lawsuit. 

Prison Abuse

Beyond law enforcement abuse, one of the other most common reasons why Section 1983 lawsuits are filed is because of abuse in prison. Prisoners have important constitutional rights that must be protected. Sadly, far too many prisoners in the state of Oklahoma suffer injuries as a result of abuse or negligence in jail. If your loved one was harmed in prison—whether because of abuse, medical negligence, or sexual misconduct—our law firm will help.  

Child Abuse and Exploitation of Vulnerable People 

Government entities are responsible for the people that are placed under their watch. Notably, this includes both vulnerable adults and young children. If a child in a public school or a person who was receiving special education/disability services was a victim of physical abuse or sexual exploitation, you must take immediate action to protect their health, safety, and well-being. Call our Oklahoma civil rights attorneys immediately. We will conduct a full, comprehensive investigation and we will fight tirelessly to get your family justice. 

Civil Rights and Wrongful Death Claims

Tragically, in some cases, a civil rights violation may result in the death of an innocent person. At Dodd Henry, our compassionate Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys represent clients bringing claims under Section 1983. If your loved one was killed as a result of excessive force by a state or local law enforcement agency, negligence inside of prison, or in the care of a school or other government organization, please contact our law office for immediate assistance. We will protect the legal rights and financial interests of your family. 

Get Help From Our Oklahoma Civil Rights Lawyers Today

At Dodd  Henry, our Oklahoma civil rights attorneys have the skills and experience needed to handle the full range of Section 1983 claims. If you are considering pursuing a civil rights claim on behalf of yourself or a family member, we are here to help. For a free, strictly confidential review of your case, please contact our law firm right away. From our office locations in Oklahoma City, Norman, and Tulsa, we serve communities throughout Oklahoma.