New York Civil Rights Attorney

After serving nearly fourteen years with the New York County District Attorney's office in Manhattan and the Office of Special Narcotics, Rochelle S. Berliner joined private practice as a criminal defense and civil rights attorney. Her offices are located in Queens, NY. She has handled several high profile civil rights cases based on officer misconduct including police brutality and false evidence. Read more about her recent case results and verdicts in those cases.

As a member of the National Police Accountability Project (NPAP), Rochelle Berliner supports NPAP's mission of ending police misconduct through public education, coordinated legal action, and public education. Civil rights lawsuits are often the only way to obtain justice for the victims of the misconduct.

Rochelle S. Berliner understands all too well that police officers throughout New York City often rationalize their misconduct based on a mistaken belief that good outcomes justify bad behavior. When officers resort to physical force toward the victims of that bad behavior, the results can be devastating.

After a law enforcement officer commits police misconduct, the victim of that behavior is often charged with a crime. The prosecutors often go to great lengths to avoid dismissal or dropping the charges because of a desire to undermine any civil rights claim.

Civil Rights Attorney in Queens, NY

If you believe that your case involves police misconduct that resulted in serious or permanent injury or a severe economic loss as well as your arrest, then seek out the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who is not afraid to take on a battle to obtain justice in your case.

If the criminal charges are resolved favorably, you should discuss your right to pursue a possible civil rights claim by suing officials within the New York Police Department (NYPD) or another law enforcement agency in New York City.

Civil rights claims based on police misconduct can include one or more of the following:

  • Police Misconduct;
  • Police Brutality;
  • Excessive Force;
  • False arrest and wrongful arrest;
  • Police corruption;
  • False confessions;
  • False evidence planted by the law enforcement officer;
  • False imprisonment;
  • Unlawful intimidation by police officers; and
  • Sexual abuse by police officers.

When law enforcement violates an individual's rights under the United States Constitution, those claims are often pursued under federal law in the Federal courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Rochelle S. Berliner is an experienced civil rights attorney aggressively representing clients in the five boroughs of New York City, including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island.

Call 718-261-5600 or submit an online form to have Queens civil rights attorney Rochelle Berliner review your case during a free consultation. Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner represents clients who have suffered serious injuries as a result of violations of their civil rights in New York City and the surrounding areas.

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Rochelle Berliner
Rochelle Berliner

Rochelle Berliner grew up in Queens, NY. She started New York Law School in January 1989 and graduated in June 1991. Immediately after law school, she started working at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she stayed for approximately 14 years...

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