Civil Rights

We represent clients to protect their civil rights when they are the victims of unlawful discrimination in areas including:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Police Brutality/ Excessive Force

Bankole v. St. Joseph Hospital

Bankole v. St. Joseph Hospital, obtained a substantial award on behalf of an individual who claimed that he had been fired in retaliation for exercising his rights under the workers’ compensation claim provisions. It was one of the largest settlements for a retaliatory discharge under this statute.
Resolved 1998

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Mearday v. City of Chicago

Mearday v. City of Chicago, et. al., successfully represented the victim of police brutality whose case resulted in the firing of two police officers. The companion case was against other officers, friends of the fired policemen, who conspired to retaliate against Mearday by planting narcotics on him and falsely accusing him of drug dealing.

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Civil Rights

We represented Debra and Albert White in a federal lawsuit against their former attorneys for failing to protect their claims against the U.S. government, Drug Enforcement Agency and members of the Chicago Police Department. Craig Tobin and Tomas Petkus represented the Whites and their case was settled and dismissed.

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Fegan v. Reid

Fegan v. Reid, obtained a substantial seven figure verdict for a city traffic supervisor after a lengthy trial. Plaintiff was arrested by Reid, a police officer, because she could not ‘fix’ a parking ticket issued by her subordinate on his personal vehicle. Plaintiff sustained post traumatic stress disorder which became chronic.

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