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Civil Rights


Since its inception, Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP has committed itself to cases and causes which advance the public good or address injustice.  Our expertise in the area of civil rights enables us to represent individuals and groups subjected to deprivation of their civil and constitutional rights, whether by the police or by other municipal, state or federal agency or private entity.  Our attorneys have been involved in some of the most important civil rights cases in New York City.


We are class counsel in a number of high-profile civil rights cases, including those involving police and governmental misconduct as well as discrimination.  Our civil rights docket includes cases involving police misconduct, wrongful conviction, false arrest, excessive force, First Amendment and due process violations and discrimination.  Our recent cases include representation of Black and Latino youth subjected to racial profiling by the New York City Police Department and its notorious Street Crimes Unit, representation of African American and Hispanic employees of the New York City Parks Department alleging discrimination based on race, color and national origin in pay and promotions, representation of thousands of pretrial detainees in Nassau County subjected to unconstitutional strip searches, representation of hundreds of people arrested by the NYPD during the Republican National Convention in August, 2004, representation of people denied early custodial release by the NYPD because they were involved in First Amendment activity and representation of CUNY faculty and students challenging the dismantling of the remediation process.


Our lawyers have also consistently attained outstanding results for individuals who have suffered from police misconduct, employment discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.  Our commitment to justice extends to all those whose rights have been violated or who have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of others.



Jonathan C. Moore

David B. Rankin

Cynthia Rollings

Marc A. Cannan

Luna Droubi

Marc Arena


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