Deadly or wrongful shooting LAWYERS | ROMANUCCI & BLANDIN

A person killed or severely injured during a wrongful police shooting is an all too familiar scenario. Ironically, an individual’s civil rights may be violated by officials acting in their capacity as peace officers. Sometimes police react too quickly and shoot an innocent person or use deadly force when it was not required. These cases often make headlines and can be complex because juries may be reluctant to rule against a police officer. It is important that victims or their families work with a law firm specializing in deadly and wrongful shooting lawsuits, with experience in this area of the law.

Your deadly and wrongful shooting claim

With headquarters in Chicago, the national civil rights and police misconduct attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin know the damage and devastation that can be caused when someone’s constitutional rights are violated by those who are supposed to protect and serve. Our team has experience and success bringing justice to clients in some of the country’s most prolific cases, including being on the legal team representing the family of George Floyd. The attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin know how to navigate these sensitive and often high-profile cases and bringing justice to those involved.

National experience and results in deadly or wrongful shooting matters

At Romanucci & Blandin, we approach a deadly or wrongful shooting claim as a way to provide monetary compensation and hold an individual or institution financially accountable and responsible for the physical and emotional and even economic damages that have occurred. In too many cases, encounters with law enforcement can end tragically. In some cases, the officer(s) involved in police deadly or wrongful shooting cases may face criminal charges, but with or without those charges, victims can move forward with civil litigation, in an effort to receive financial compensation for what happened.

Our law firm has a team of attorneys and staff who have many years of experience with deadly or wrongful shooting litigation. Our civil rights and police misconduct legal team includes partners who guide the process and share their deep knowledge of these types of lawsuits. Each client and each situation is different, and your claim is treated with great care and respect as the team investigates what happened and determines the best path to justice for you.

We know exactly what to do to litigate your deadly or wrongful shooting case. We will obtain all necessary background information on the officer or officers involved and, if appropriate understand the municipal or organizational history, training or patterns and practices that may have played a role. Holding municipalities accountable for their officers’ conduct under a 42 U.S.C. §1983 Monell claim is an important part of civil rights law, and an area our team knows very well. We find the records, interview witnesses, utilize police and medical experts and prepare thoroughly and meticulously for your case. Ultimately, our aim is to obtain the maximum compensation possible so that you and your loved ones can move on with your life.

Our results for deadly or wrongful shooting cases

The results we have achieved in deadly or wrongful shooting cases are a testament to our team’s fierce dedication to clients. An example of this would be a judge ordering the city to pay $44.7 million dollars to a man who was disabled after his friend, a CPD officer, shot him in the head leaving him in a coma for a period of time and permanently paralyzed.

Free consultation on your case by Chicago-based deadly or wrongful shooting attorneys

The deadly or wrongful shooting attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin have proven success in these types of cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death, please contact our office at Info@rblaw.net, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free evaluation of your case. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.


Press Releases


  • Oscar Herrera Press Conference
    October 14, 2021

    Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Pitt McGehee Palmer Bonanni and Rivers together announce the filing of a civil lawsuit for the police shooting death of Oscar Herrera in Hillsdale County, Michigan.  Adam Burlew, a Deputy from the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department shot and killed Mr. Herrera on April 28. 2021.  Initial reports say Deputies were called to Mr. Herrera’s home in Reading Township after complaints about his dog, but when the Deputy arrived both the dog and Herrera were inside his home. The dog later bit the Deputy, who shot and killed the animal. The 32-year-old was upset about the death of his dog, and police say Mr. Herrera confronted the Deputy and was shot and killed at the scene.

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