Civil Rights Litigation

When the Whole World is Silent, Even one Voice Becomes Powerful

Everyone in the United States has certain privileges and rights that guarantee their life, liberty, and freedom. When your rights have been violated by companies, police officers, schools, or other individuals or groups, you deserve justice. Walter Ruiz is wholly dedicated to protecting and upholding his clients’ human-rights.

There are federal and state laws that protect civil rights, including:

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963;
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act; and
  • Virginia Human Rights Act.

If your rights were violated by a state official, you might also be able to file a Section 1983 lawsuit. Section 1983 does not offer or create additional civil rights; instead, it provides a procedure for enforcing your already-existing rights when they are violated by state government employees.

These laws and procedures protect individuals against unlawful discrimination due to race, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, pregnancy, and numerous other protected classifications.

In addition to these specific laws that apply to certain groups of people, there are also constitutional rights and liberties, including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right to privacy.

Your civil rights and liberties should not be violated by anyone, so if you believe they have been, you need a committed, fearless advocate who will be your voice.