New York Civil Rights Lawyers



U.S. state and federal laws–including the U.S. Constitution–protect citizens from several injustices, such as workplace discrimination, wrongful termination, unlawful retaliation, and other violations of civil rights. Based on the facts of your case, you may have to deal with several complex statutory and constitutional processes.

The New York civil rights attorneys at Bantle & Levy LLP are experienced in handling the entire spectrum of legalities associated with pursuing civil rights cases. Our legal team is committed to obtaining positive outcomes for clients. We work diligently, pay attention to the smallest details, and tailor our practice to the needs of your unique matter. If your rights have been violated, turn to us to seek justice.


At Bantle & Levy LLP, our team has years of experience in protecting the civil rights of our clients by standing up against discrimination by public and private organizations. You can trust our New York civil rights lawyers to protect your rights. We will fight to ensure that your side of the story is heard.

Over the years, we have successfully tried complex discrimination cases, both in and out of court, and obtained favorable verdicts. Through our practice, we strive to bring the parties that violate the rights of our clients to justice, while positively influencing the judicial system.

Because every case is unique, we conduct a thorough investigation and fight to try and obtain the maximum possible financial compensation for your suffering.


It’s a troubling situation when the people in uniform take advantage of their titles and commit acts of violence and abuse. Being arrested without cause, facing excessive force at the hands of law enforcement, or being prosecuted on frivolous charges are among the most traumatic experiences that anyone can endure. We are here to help.

At Bantle & Levy LLP, we will review the circumstances of your police brutality and wrongful arrest claims. Our goal is to ensure your rights are not only protected but that justice is served.


The First Amendment guarantees U.S. citizens certain freedoms with regard to self-expression, religion, peaceful assembly, and the right to petition their government. Further, it prohibits Congress from:

  • Promoting one religion over another
  • Curtailing an individual’s religious practices
  • Restricting the press
  • Denying people their right to speak freely

In case any of your above rights have been violated by a private organization or the government, you may pursue legal action with the help of a seasoned New York civil rights attorney. We’ll make sure your voice is heard loud and clear by the jury, and work hard to hold the responsible party accountable for all that you’ve endured.


1. What Do New York City Civil Rights Lawyers Do?

A civil rights lawyer in New York typically represents victims of civil violations. As one of the most challenging legal areas, it requires in-depth knowledge of laws and experience in courtroom trials.

Our New York attorneys know that no two cases are the same and that the case details require a trained legal eye to evaluate them. Based on that, a lawyer can provide sound counsel and guidance to steer you in the right direction.

Violations of freedom can have a detrimental impact on victims of civil rights cases. Lawyers gather eyewitness and expert testimony, file the paperwork, and review documentation to get to the bottom of the matter. Whether your case is settled in or out of court, your lawyer will support you every step of the way with solid legal representation.

2. How Can I Get Help with a Violation of My Personal Freedoms?

Victims of discrimination, hate crimes, racism, harassment, police brutality and misconduct, or other illegal actions need the services of an experienced civil rights lawyer in New York. We will help protect your rights under New York City law, as well as federal law.

If you’re convinced that your civil rights have been violated, you should seek immediate legal help from a qualified attorney. The team of legal professionals at Bantle & Levy LLP understands that these cases and the applicable laws are complex. We’re ready to put our knowledge and experience to use, and do our best to bring you positive outcomes.

Quick facts about Civil Rights

Fact 1: The Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the Civil Rights Movement, ended segregation in public places and banned discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Through amendments and decisions of the United States Supreme Court, the Civil Rights Act now likewise prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Fact 2: 42 U.S.C. SECTION 1983 (“SECTION 1983”)

A vestige of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (otherwise known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, as it was designed to combat the KKK and other white supremacist organizations), Section 1983 authorizes individuals to bring suit against those acting under color of State law who have deprived them of their constitutional rights. Consequently, Section 1983 is one of the most powerful tools available for remedying police brutality and wrongful arrest.


Under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Blogs About Civil Rights

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In 1970, Jack Baker and his life partner, James McConnell, applied to the state of Minnesota for a marriage license.  It was the first time in U.S. history that two...

Lee Bantle June 2020

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New York, 10016
(On Park Avenue between 39th Street and 40th Street)