STEVE BENEDETTO

Principal Attorney

Justice-seeker. Strategist. Fighter. Steve Benedetto was not each of these things when he began his legal career. It took a decade of fighting in the trenches of the civil justice system — years of seeing horrific injustices — for him to imagine another possibility.  A vision of what the legal system could be. Should be. And what a law firm could be for its clients. 

HEATHER HAMEL

Attorney at Law

Heather Hamel entered the legal field with just about every bona fide title one can accumulate: Berkley grad; Judicial Clerk; Big-Firm Associate. Her diligence and focus led her to one of the pre-eminent law firms in the country. But Heather soon found that the accolades, peer admiration, and six-figure salary weren't enough. Not for a life-long activist hell-bent on changing the system. 

PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS

Have you been beaten up, arrested for something
you didn’t do, or charged
with a crime you didn’t commit? We need to be
your next phone call.

Can I sue the government for violating my civil rights?

Yes. Federal Law allows you to file a lawsuit against any government employee who violates your rights while “acting under the color of law.” 

What does it mean to act under the color of the law?

When a person is employed by the government and violates your rights while they’re acting as a government employee, they’re acting “under the color of law.”

What types of compensation can I possibly receive?

Federal Law allows you to make a claim for “special” damages (like medical bills and lost wages), “general” damages (amounts for pain and suffering) and, if you win, your attorneys’ fees and costs.

PRACTICE AREAS

CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION
The Bill of Rights is simple. Getting compensated for violations of your rights isn’t. That’s where we come in.
Personal Injury
Every lawyer thinks they can represent injured people. Few do it well. To us, you’re more than a number.

CASE RESULTS

Commercial Truck Accident

15-year-old girl paralyzed in an accident with a commercial truck.  Recovered $3.15 million for the client (including $150,000 more than the available insurance).  

Commercial Truck Accident

RESULT

Recovered $3.15 million for client

ATV Accident

Client lost a hand in ATV roll-over.  Recovered $1 million policy limits for the client.  

ATV Accident

RESULT

Recovered $1 million for the client

Gun Accident

Client shot in the torso by negligently fired gun at a gun show.  Recovered total of $1.1 million from five different defendants.

Gun Accident

RESULT

Recovered total of $1.1 million for the client

LET US USE OUR SKILLS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS

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PROUD TO SERVE ARIZONA, COLORADO, CALIFORNIA, AND THE WEST

Steve Benedetto established The People’s Law Firm in 2014 for a simple reason:  After seeing non-stop news coverage of police shootings and looking for some way to help, he couldn’t find a single private law firm focused on representing people in claims against their governments for violations of their rights.  As the firm grew, Steve kept hearing from people who wanted the PLF to represent them against insurance companies in personal injury claims.  The firm soon expanded its offerings to include representation of injured persons.  Through the growth, the mission of the Firm has always remained the same:  to obtain complete and total justice for their clients by outlawyering, outworking, and ultimately beating the government and insurance companies at their own games.    

Today, the entire team at the PLF does exactly this for people throughout Arizona, Colorado, California, and the West in general.

If your civil rights have been violated, or you’ve been injured because someone else was careless — don’t wait to call us.

We answer our phones day and night, on weekends and on holidays.  Because we know that injustice doesn’t adhere to a nine to five schedule.

From our very first conversation, you’ll see that our priority is singular:  You.  You are the expert in what happened to you.  And that’s what we’ll want to hear about:  what you’ve been through. 

Once we understand your experience, we’ll share our experience with the system.  We’ll explain exactly what we expect the system to throw at you.  And then we’ll work as a team to develop a customized legal strategy for your case. From there, we’ll fight tooth and nail for the justice you deserve.

If you’re looking for a legal team who wants to hear your story, whose only agenda is seeking justice, and who isn’t afraid to fight back against powerful interests — even the federal government itself — The People’s Law Firm is the right choice for you. Call us today so we can get started on your case.