Some people believe that the law only protects certain sections of our society. However, the attorneys at May Lightfoot believe that civil rights apply to everyone regardless of race, color, national origin, sex/gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, and familial status. May Lightfoot’s civil rights practice group has over 20 years of litigation experience, including the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Fair Lending.

We advocate for those in our communities that have been marginalized, dismissed, abused, and injured. Civil rights laws are intended to protect everyone and we will fight to make sure that promise is realized.

Topic Areas:

Police Misconduct

Excessive use of force and abuse in jails, prisons, and juvenile detention facilities

Sexual harassment




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