Holding the Police Accountable: Excessive Force Attorneys

While it is a painful irony, we have seen all too often when an individual’s civil rights are violated by officials who are supposed to protect and serve. These situations can make headlines but are often complex when it comes to securing justice because police departments may create a false narrative about what happened, media dynamics need to be managed or a jury may be reluctant to rule against a police officer. These factors make it essential to trust your case to a law firm specializing in excessive force lawsuits, with deep experience in this area of the law.

Your excessive force 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 families of George Floyd, Byron Williams, Fred Cox, and others.

The attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin know how to navigate these sensitive and often high-profile cases and bring justice to those involved.

National experience and results in excessive force matters

At Romanucci & Blandin, we approach an excessive force 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 excessive force 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 excessive force 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 excessive force 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 excessive force cases

The results we have achieved in excessive force cases are a testament to our team’s fierce dedication to clients.  A number of our cases have resulted in record verdicts or settlements for

The murder of George Floyd drew the world’s attention with the tragedy caught by a teenage girl who witnessed his death. Our team is proud to have served as co-counsel on this historic case, which secured a record $27 million settlement. In addition to financial compensation, the City of Minneapolis also agreed to an important set of changes to the policies and practices they had in place to help create positive change in their community. The Floyd family also agreed to contribute a portion of this settlement to create a non-profit fund to benefit the businesses and organizations in the Minneapolis neighborhood near 38th and Chicago where George Floyd was murdered.

The police misconduct legal team is often sought by other law firms and we are asked to join them as co-counsel on their cases because of our expertise and fierce commitment to justice.

In 2021, our civil rights legal team was honored along with the other members of the Floyd legal team and family by the American Association for Justice, which conveyed to the group the prestigious Weinglass Award for contributions to civil rights in America.

Free consultation on your case by Chicago-based excessive force lawyers

The excessive force 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.

Disclaimer: The content found on this page is not legal assistance and contacting the civil rights and police misconduct lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin’s law office for a free consultation regarding personal injury cases and excessive force claims does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. 


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