The American justice system is founded upon the ideal of individual liberty and the proposition that all people deserve equal protection under the law. Your civil rights are fundamental protections from an overreach of government power and certain unlawful conduct by private parties. Paul Victor Jorgensen, Attorney at Law represents clients in the Middletown area and throughout Maryland in civil rights actions, standing firm against unjust, demeaning and discriminatory practices. I work diligently to investigate incidents of unlawful treatment to build an effective case for relief. I understand the laws prohibiting discrimination and handle all types of state and federal claims. I can seek injunctive relief in the form of court orders to end violations as well as monetary damages for certain types of egregious mistreatment.
The U.S. Constitution limits the power of the federal government and specifically reserves certain rights to the people through the first 10 Amendments, which comprise the Bill of Rights. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution forces state governments to honor these rights as well. If my investigation reveals evidence that an agent of federal, state or local government has violated your rights, I can advise you on a course of action. I handle claims relating to:
Depending on the facts of a case, certain due process protections may apply to undocumented residents as they do to citizens and legal residents.
The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1965 removed many barriers to equal protection that existed due to state laws that had institutionalized discrimination. Since then, Congress has passed additional protections to outlaw discriminatory practices. Paul Victor Jorgensen, Attorney at Law manages claims of discrimination related to any of the following:
If you’ve experienced discrimination, you should consult a knowledgeable attorney as quickly as possible. Failure to file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within the statutory filing period may cost you the right to have your case heard.
If your civil rights have been violated in Maryland, Paul Victor Jorgensen, Attorney at Law is ready to handle your claim in state and federal courts. Contact me at 301-293-6822 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.