When the Declaration of Independence asserted a fundamental right to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” it didn’t apply to slaves or even a free black man. It didn’t apply to women and often didn’t apply to immigrants. Not until the Civil Rights legislation of the 1960s did the laws catch up with the vision of liberty and justice for all.
Cortinez Law Firm represents men and women from every walk of life, in the state of Arkansas, in the full spectrum of civil rights and constitutional law litigation including but not limited to:
Police misconduct, including excessive force, deadly force, false arrest, illegal searches, racial profiling, or jail abuse
Employment discrimination, including racial discrimination, sex discrimination, and wrongful termination
Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including failure to make reasonable accommodations for the blind, deaf, and physically disabled
Civil rights abuses of people with mental illness or mental impairments
Violations of the First Amendment (free speech), Fourth Amendment (search and seizure), Eighth Amendment (cruel and unusual punishment), or Fourteenth Amendment (due process and equal protection)
Divorces, order of protection, custody battle, visitation rights, guardianship, etc...
Filing for divorce? Needing an order of protection? Filing for custody, visitation rights, or guardianship? We can help as a Civil Rights Attorney, and we will be by your side every step of the way. At Cortinez Law Firm we can provide a no-cost, no obligation consultation to review the details of your case.
Examples of civil rights include the right to vote, the right to a fair trial, the right to government services, the right to public education, and the right to use public facilities. Civil rights are an essential component of democracy; when individuals are being denied opportunities to participate in political society, they are being denied their civil rights. At Cortinez Law Firm we can assist with your filing for any discrepancies against your civil rights.