This lawsuit, brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, and state common law, alleges the excessive use of force and suppression of free speech by the District of Columbia in its mass arrest of peaceful “Black Lives Matter” protesters on Swann Street on June 1, 2020.
This lawsuit, brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, challenges the excessive use of force and suppression of free speech by the City of Fredericksburg, the County of Stafford, and government and law enforcement officials in response to peaceful “Black Lives Matter” protests in summer 2020.
In 2013, in the first reverse redlining case filed against a for-profit school in the country for engaging in deceptive practices to encourage low-income African-American students to take out large federal student loans for an education that the school knew was inadequate, the firm obtained a $5 million settlement for a class of over 4,000 members.
In this employment discrimination case, Relman Colfax secured a in $687,000 verdict for an African-American bartender denied a position at a Washington, DC bar because of her race.
In the Media
- Privately run prisoner transport company kept detainee shackled for 18 days in human waste, lawsuit allegesWashington Post, 04.24.2018
- Associated Press, 04.24.2018
- The Washington Post, 02.02.2016
- The Washington Post, 01.27.2016
- The Washingtonian, 01.26.2016
- Richmond BizSense, 07.29.2013
J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude
B.A., Northwestern University, magna cum laude
- District of Columbia
- Michigan (inactive)
- Hon. Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit