New York City, New York Civil Rights Lawyers

Yusha D. Hiraman
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew York, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Lucas Buzzard
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Advocacy! Dedicated to Justice for Employees!

I am a knowledgeable and experienced civil rights law attorney. I am committed to helping victims workplace wrongdoing achieve justice! Visit my website for client reviews and results. Call for a free consultation.
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Jesse Centrella
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Civil Rights Attorney! Defending Your Rights!

I am a determined and knowledgeable civil rights attorney. I vigorously defend the legal rights of clients whose civil rights have been violated! Visit my website to see case results or call for a free consultation.
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Erica L. Shnayder
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney

American University Washington College of LawNew Jersey, New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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V. Jonas Urba
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 30 years experience
(914) 366-7366 42 West 44th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Valparaiso University School of Law
My undergraduate degree is from Indiana University, I have an MBA from the University of South Florida, and I graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in Valparaiso, Indiana.

For the past 30 years I have practiced law around the country. Although I have an inactive license in Massachusetts my law practice is limited to New York federal, state, administrative, and alternative dispute resolution forums affecting New York employees or employers; regardless of current location.

I spent a total of 8 years defending a 2,000 employee state regulatory agency, a professional employer organization, and private employers and insurers in labor and employment...
(914) 366-7366 520 White Plains Rd., Ste. 500
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Edward Anthony Ruffo
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 25 years experience
(646) 330-1550 595 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law
Mr Ruffo one of the Nation's Top 100 Trial Lawyers as ranked by the National Trial Lawyers as well as a Top 100 New York Super Lawyer. He is rated Pre-Eminent By Martindale Hubble and maintains a perfect 10/10 AVVO rating. He has 23 years experience obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of negligence, specializing in Motor Vehicle, Slip, Trip & Fall , Workplace,Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Negligence Litigation. Mr Ruffo helps victims in the NY and NJ metropolitan area. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of NY &...
(646) 330-1550 1957 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(646) 330-1550 558 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
(646) 330-1550 666 Old Country Road
Garden City, 11530
(646) 330-1550 163-09 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11358
Joel Silberman
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 35 years experience
(800) 889-3129 1370 Broadway, 5th Floor, PMB #585
New York, NY 10018
Civil Rights, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University
Joel prosecuted a wide array of cases at the Adult and Juvenile levels. Some of Joel’s most notable Adult and Juvenile cases involved charges related to Homicide, Gun Offenses, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Trafficking Narcotics, Fraud and Aggravated Assault. Joel also appeared and argued a number of matters before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
(800) 889-3129 549 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
744 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Richard Mark Steigman
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 20 years experience
(212) 943-1090 80 Pine Street
34th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Appeals, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Hofstra University
Anthony H. Gair
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 38 years experience
(212) 943-1090 80 Pine Street
34th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a personal injury lawyer. The firm I joined in 1980, Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf was founded by my father Harry A. Gair in 1919. Clients I have represented have found themselves needing my help with cases involving anything from defective products to medical malpractice to automobile accidents.In the city of New York, I am considered to be one of the most respected personal injury attorneys in town. My reputation is not limited to the city of New York however. I have a national reputation built in the area of civil rights where...
Gerald Jay Resnick
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 28 years experience
(646) 867-7997 535 5th Ave
16th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Civil Rights, Employment and Military
Western New England University School of Law
Ben B. Rubinowitz
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 36 years experience
(212) 943-1090 80 Pine Street
34th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Michael Rose
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 21 years experience
(212) 779-0057 112 Madison Ave
10th Fl
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Construction and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Michael A. Rose focuses his practice on successfully obtaining financial compensation for accident victims throughout the state of New York. He has tried a substantial amount of cases which have resulted in seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements. Also, in 2012 , Rose secured the largest jury verdict in the State of New York for Construction Site Accidents. Aside from providing legal assistance to his clients, Rose is currently a member of professional associations such as the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association of Justice.
Gregory Scott Hach
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 19 years experience
(212) 779-0057 185 Madison Ave, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Civil Rights, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Gregory Hach is a partner at Hach & Rose, LLP. His practice area focus is in representing members of organized labor unions in mass tort actions including prescription drug liability, personal injury actions, and asbestos litigation. Mr. Hach is admitted to practice law in New York, Washington, DC, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law in 1999. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 1996 from the John Jay College of Criminal...
Alexander Granovsky
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 14 years experience
(646) 524-6001 48 Wall Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
New York University School of Law
Experienced employment attorney representing individuals and companies in all aspects of employment law.
Giselle Schuetz
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Free Consultation! Outstanding Civil Rights Lawyer! Fighting Injustice!

I am an experienced and skilled attorney representing individuals civil rights violation cases. I bring total dedication to every case! Visit my website for case settlements and verdicts, call for a free consultation.
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Amy Robinson
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney

City University of New York - Queens CollegeNew York, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Bryan S. Arcé
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(877) 469-5297 45 Broadway, Suite 610
New York, NY 10006
Civil Rights and Employment
Brooklyn Law School
Bryan was born in Los Angeles, CA. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan where he received his Bachelors of Arts Degree. He obtained his Juris Doctorate law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Arce is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, and Pennsylvania State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and is admitted to the Federal Courts of those states. Mr. Arce is of counsel to the Derek T. Smith Law Group, P.C. Prior to...
(215) 239-3036 1500 Market St
12th Floor, East Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(201) 210-5072 1 Gateway Center
#2600
Newark, NJ 07102
Steven Siegler
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 21 years experience
(646) 941-7609 45 Broadway
#620
New York, NY 10006
Civil Rights and Employment
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Mr. Siegler has over 20 years of experience in employment, business and general litigation law, having earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1997. While in law school, Mr. Siegler served as the Supervising Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. Mr. Siegler began his career as Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul F. Chaeit, J.S.C., Monmouth Vicinage. Mr. Siegler then trained as an employment attorney, working with some of the premier employment law firms in the State of New Jersey. In 2006, Mr. Siegler left his position as a Partner at a...
Erica L. Shnayder
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney
(212) 248-0120 45 Broadway
#610
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
American University Washington College of Law
Peter E Brill
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 315-9841 306 Fifth Avenue
Penthouse
New York, NY 10038
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Georgetown University Law Center
I spend my days making sure that the Government lives up to its promises that police officers don’t lie, that prosecutors act with some semblance of honor, and that my clients get a fair shake, even if they have done something wrong.

Peter E. Brill is one of only two attorneys in all of New York State — and the only attorney in the New York metropolitan area — to be certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Law, a certification with rigorous requirements for legal knowledge and criminal trial experience. In his nearly 20 years of practice,...
(888) 315-9841 64 Hilton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550
(888) 315-9841 150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Suite 401
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(888) 315-9841 67A Main Street
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East Hampton, NY 11937
Zachary Alexander Margulis-Ohnuma
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 18 years experience
(212) 685-0999 260 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Civil Rights, Criminal and White Collar Crime
New York University School of Law
James Avery
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Manhattan, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 36 years experience
(866) 987-4368 41 Madison Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10010
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Denver
Nationally recognized trial lawyer with 30+ years experience in complex and catastrophic personal injury, insurance law and product liability cases.
(866) 987-4368 201 N. Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(303) 840-2222 4610 S. Ulster St., Ste. 150
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 840-2222 4450 Arapahoe Ave, Ste. 100
Boulder, CO 80303
(866) 987-4368 44 Cook St., Ste. 100
Denver, CO 80206
Derek T. Smith
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 23 years experience
(877) 469-5297 One Penn Plaza
Suite 4905
New York, NY 10119
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
Dickinson School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Derek T. Smith is an experienced New York City Labor & Employment Law and sexual harassment Attorney in New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia who has particular experience in the areas of employment discrimination, workplace sexual harassment, civil rights litigation, labor & employment law and civil litigation. Attorney Derek Smith is admitted to the state bars of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
(877) 469-5297 1845 Walnut Street
Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(877) 469-5297 73 Forest Lake Drive
Hewitt, NJ 07421
Alex Umansky
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 7 years experience
(718) 504-6090 322 W 48th Street
FL 6
New York, NY 10036
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
New York Law School
Alex Umansky is a dedicated New York workplace discrimination attorney at Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. He works at the forefront of the fight for employee rights, and is committed to continuing his stellar track record of obtaining substantial and just verdicts for his clients. Among his career successes have been multiple six-figure verdicts and judgments, including one for $400,000 and a seven-figure verdict of $1,692,000 in a construction accident case, which was one of the top verdicts in New York that year.

Mr. Umansky’s commitment to fighting on behalf of those that have been wronged is reflected in his...
(718) 504-6090 517 Brighton Beach Ave
FL 2
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Joshua P. Frank
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(212) 248-7431 45 Broadway
#620
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Boston University School of Law
Dorina Cela
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney
(212) 248-7431 45 Broadway
#620
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jessenia Maldonado
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney

UDC David A. Clarke School of LawNew York
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Catherine Anderson
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Aggressive & Dedicated Civil Rights Lawyer! Skilled Advocacy! Pursuing Justice!

I am an experienced civil rights lawyer advocating for wrongfully treated individuals. I am dedicated to defending and protecting your civil rights! Visit my website for case results or call today for a consultation.
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Thatcher A. Stone
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 35 years experience
(212) 332-2477 45 Rockefeller Center
Suite 2000
New York, NY 10111
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and International
University of Virginia
Thatcher is a highly experienced AV-rated commercial finance, aviation and structured finance lawyer, who has worked with airlines, power companies, manufacturers, banks and export credit agencies all over the world on documenting and litigating complicated financial transactions. In addition, his airline passenger rights practice is world famous since his victory in New York over Continental Airlines in 2005 establishing passenger rights under contract in denied boarding scenarios. Thatcher has extensive experience with export credit agencies, the rating agency process at national statistical rating agencies like Moody's and S& P, and just about every facet of the aviation industry. Currently Thatcher...
Marjorie Mesidor
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 14 years experience
(212) 248-7431 45 Broadway
#620
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Malcolm Anderson
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney
(212) 240-9075 233 Broadway
#1800
New York, NY 10279
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
Adam David Perlmutter
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 25 years experience
(646) 742-9800 260 Madison Avenue
Suite 1800
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of Wisconsin Law School
Adam Perlmutter brings an incredible track record of success, and attention to detail to every criminal defense case he handles. Through his unmatched DWI research, and extensive criminal defense experience, he has been able to achieve success at an admirably high rate. Some of his notable criminal cases include serving as lead trial counsel obtaining acquittals on six murders for reputed acting Colombo Family crime boss Thomas Gioeli, including the first charged Mafia killing of a New York City police officer in over a century. For a more complete bio, and how Mr. Perlmutter can assist you, please visit...
Steven Fingerhut
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(212) 248-7431 45 Broadway
#620
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
Albany Law School
William K. Phillips
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 22 years experience
(212) 248-7431 45 Broadway
#620
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
St. Thomas University School of Law
Edgar M. Rivera
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 4 years experience
(800) 961-3406 381 Park Ave S
#1220
New York, NY 10016
Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
Fordham University School of Law
Walker G. Harman Jr.
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 961-3406 381 Park Ave S
#1220
New York, NY 10016
Civil Rights, Employment and Family
Fordham University School of Law
Ishan Dave
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 2 years experience
(212) 587-0760
Ext. 206
1 Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 4905
New York, NY 10119
Civil Rights and Employment
University of California - Los Angeles
Ishan Dave obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Boston University where he graduated magna cum laude as a member of the honors program. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law where he was articles and publications editor for the Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and Chair of the Animal Law Society. Additionally, Ishan has worked for judges at the Southern District Court of New York and the Los Angeles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as not-for-profit organizations and private firms in both Los Angeles and New York. Ishan was licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician in...
Robert G. Schacht
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 17 years experience
(212) 248-7431 45 Broadway
Suite 620
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
Parisis G. Filippatos
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 26 years experience

Boston College Law SchoolNew York
Steven Fingerhut
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer

Albany Law SchoolNew York, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Katherine E. Smith
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(347) 470-3707 233 Broadway
#1800
New York, NY 10279
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Laurie Elene Morrison
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 14 years experience
(212) 721-4051 100 Church Street, Suite 801
New York, NY 10007
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
Cornell University
We fight for employees who have been subjected to employment/workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, medical leave violations, failure to pay wages, failure to pay overtime, and wrongful terminations. We serve employees in New York City, New York State and in New Jersey. As an African American/Black woman, attorney Laurie E. Morrison has first-hand experience with discrimination, harassment and other unlawful workplace abuse, and she fights for each and every one of her clients.
(212) 721-4051 28 Valley Road, Suite 1
Montclair, NJ 07042
Jessica Massimi
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(212) 248-7431 45 Broadway
Suite 620
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
City University of New York School of Law
Maritza Ortiz
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney
(914) 572-5249 Times Square, New York
New York, NY 10036
Civil Rights, Immigration, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
INGLES/ENGLISH: We are defending historically abused groups such as children and their head of household, etc.. Having witnessed poverty, foster care's cruelties, and homelessness, has developed the compassion for people fueled by a passion for justice. I am an attorney who knows God does not just care for the poor, but that God wants the poor to play an active role in justice. ESPAÑOL/SPANISH: Estamos muy comprometidos con defender a grupos de personas o víctimas (como por ejemplo menores, mujeres o jefas(es) de familia, que históricamente siempre han sido abusados y discriminados(EN PUERTO RICO Y EN NUEVA YORK). La...
(914) 572-5249 Urb. Los Angeles
Carolina, PR 00979
Lucas Buzzard
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(866) 348-7394 32 Broadway
Suite 601
New York, NY 10004
Civil Rights, Employment and Workers' Comp
American University Washington College of Law

Lucas Buzzard joined the firm in 2015.
Joseph F. Kilada
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 18 years experience
(844) 877-1529 5 Pennsylvania Plaza
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Appeals, Criminal and Employment
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Gregory Calliste Jr.
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(212) 248-7431 45 Broadway
#620
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
New York Law School
Scott M. Riemer
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 34 years experience
(877) 693-2529 233 Broadway
5th Floor
New York, NY 10279
Civil Rights, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Social Security Disability
University of Michigan Law School
Elissa Krell
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(855) 566-2355 5 Pennsylvania Plaza
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
Brooklyn Law School
Silvia Stanciu
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney
(212) 248-7431 45 Broadway
#620
New York, NY 10006
Civil Rights and Employment
Hofstra University
Grace Hyun Esq.
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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew Jersey and New York
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Dorina Cela
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney

Thomas Jefferson School of LawNew York
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