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Andre Gaston, André Gaston, Gaston L.L.P, Expert Lawyer, Expert attorney, Chicago attorney, Civil Rights
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Civil Rights

Civil Rights



Most of the time, we can count on the police to protect and defend us against harm. However, when the police abuse their authority and violate civil rights, they need to be held responsible for their actions.


Civil rights protections are a part of the law, but they are only effective if we are vigilant and challenge civil rights violations. That means holding those who hold the power accountable through the courts and the legal process.


That means filing the appropriate complaints and even lawsuits to hold them accountable when they overstep their boundaries.

Gaston, L.L.P. aggressively advocates when we are protecting the rights of our clients.

We understand the need to protect those from those who overstep the lines of dealing with everyday citizens. If you are the victim of a civil rights violation, contact us.  When the police cross civil rights boundaries, they need to be held accountable and my office zealously represents clients to hold them responsible.


Often times security guards and police officers need to make quick decisions — but those decisions have to be guided by law. When it becomes apparent that civil rights violations are targeted to specific racial and ethnic groups, our civil rights attorneys fight to level the playing field with these injustices.


Was your arrest legal?  Or was it the use of unreasonable force? People have been seriously injured or killed because police officers misread a situation — or acted out of malice. In either case, talk to a lawyer about what happened.


Did a security guard abuse authority through threats, physical harm or excessive use of force? When guards are not properly screened and trained, the public is at risk.


Some police forces have a track record of using Tasers, guns and physical force against racial and ethnic minorities. It often takes civil litigation — civil rights lawsuits — to get the police department to take appropriate action after police misconduct.


At Gaston, L.L.P., we are proud of our reputation in representing those who have suffered injuries and our reputation in representing those  in civil rights cases. We use a network of experts to investigate police brutality, improper search and seizure, and other civil rights violations. And we fight aggressively in court. Contact us for an appointment. We represent clients in Illinois and work with lawyers throughout the country.
Contact us for a free consultation at 630-560-3692.