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 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.
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.
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).
Client lost a hand in ATV roll-over. Recovered $1 million policy limits for the client.
Client shot in the torso by negligently fired gun at a gun show. Recovered total of $1.1 million from five different defendants.