Justice for All People
At Merritt & Merritt, our law firm has earned an excellent reputation for our state and local civil rights work. From handling local civil rights cases involving people injured by police, to handling false arrest cases, or even police brutality involving a death, our attorneys have the knowledge, skill and commitment to handle the most complex cases.
If you or a loved one have been injured or wronged by a police officer, a sheriff’s deputy or any government entity, we encourage you to contact us immediately.
Representation in All Civil Rights Law Matters
Our lawyers handle all civil rights law matters for people in Atlanta, throughout Georgia, and in Florida. This includes cases involving:
- Police Brutality
- Wrongful Convictions
- Excessive Force
- False Arrest
A Reputation for Civil Rights Work
Attorney Lorenzo Merritt, who leads our firm in this area of law, has been recognized by the State Bar of Georgia for his contributions, among other honors, for his civil rights and human rights work.
Experienced Civil Rights Attorneys
Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, never represents government agencies or big insurance companies. We only represent individuals and groups who have been wronged by those agencies. Our commitment is to use the law to the best of our ability in order to get justice.
Our law firm has practiced in the area of civil rights law for over 50 years. We have a solid record that includes positive results in very challenging cases. Litigation against large government entities and fortune 500 companies requires a law firm with experience. These cases often involve challenging questions of constitutional law.
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Taser and Stun Gun:
One important thing to remember is that the reasonableness of the officer’s actions is viewed not with hindsight, but from the perspective of a reasonable officer at the scene of the tasering. Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386, 396 (1989).
Whether the police officer’s actions were excessive is determined by using a reasonableness standard viewing the facts and circumstances of the specific situation confronting the officer. Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989). Whether the force used is reasonable or not is determined by comparing the individual’s right to be free from unlawful seizures with the countering interest of officer and public safety.