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.
Justice-seeker. Strategist. Fighter. Steve Benedetto was not each of these things when he began his legal career. It took a decade of battling 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. And what a law firm could be for its clients.
Yes. Federal Law allows you to file a lawsuit against any government employee who violates your rights while “acting under the color of 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.”
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.
Steve not only gave me confidence in him as someone who knows the law, but he was comforting to me just a person who was concerned about my well being.
Besides being a super-nice guy, [Steve] is very responsive, very patient, and knows everything there is to know about the law.
[Steve] is not only an awesome attorney, he is a good man who will fight for you and what he believes in. Highly recommend.
Steve is professional, tenacious, responsive, and highly knowledgeable. Most importantly, he is down-to-earth, approachable and sincerely cares about his clients.
I cannot say enough about what an exceptional attorney Steve Benedetto is. He was easily accessible, always had time for my questions and took the time to be sure I understood the process.
To make a long case short, my charges were dropped as a result of Steve’s work. I felt like he always kept me at the top of his priority list and couldn’t be happier with the results.