Civil Rights Litigation

SWEENEY & SHEEHAN has a wealth of experience in defending civil rights claims brought under 42 U.S.C. §1981, 1983 and 1985 against state and local agencies and other public entities in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We have successfully litigated a diverse spectrum of civil rights claims, including claims arising from alleged excessive use of force by police departments, prisoner civil rights, deprivation or termination from public employment, child custody and First Amendment claims. We have aggressively defended these cases while respecting the special needs and interests of our public sector clients.