Civil Rights Law

Partner Michael T. McGrath of Gearing Rackner & McGrath Attains Spot on 2023 Oregon Super Lawyers List

August 9, 2023

Portland, Oregon – Gearing Rackner & McGrath, a preeminent Oregon-based divorce and family law firm, is thrilled to announce that senior Partner Michael T. McGrath has been selected for the esteemed 2023 Oregon Super Lawyers List. This prestigious recognition illuminates McGrath’s notable professional accomplishments and the high degree of respect he commands among his peers.…

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The Criminal Defense Attorneys At Right Law Group in Colorado Springs Open New Location Near Castle Rock

August 3, 2023

Colorado Springs, Colorado – In a strategic move that solidifies its commitment to expanding access to justice throughout Colorado, Right Law Group, one of the state’s top-rated criminal defense law firms, has announced its acquisition of Chaput Law. As part of the acquisition, Attorney Matt Chaput, a top-rated criminal defense attorney near the Castle Rock…

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Sommers Schwartz Investigates Allegations of Hazing, Racial Discrimination, and Sexual Abuse in Northwestern’s Athletics Programs

July 31, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – Sommers Schwartz, a Detroit-based law firm renowned for its commitment to justice and giving a voice to abuse survivors, is investigating allegations involving hazing in Northwestern’s athletic programs. What were initially reports of rampant hazing, sexual misconduct, and racial discrimination within the school’s football team, have broadened into other sports programs at…

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July 17, 2023

A new, in-depth report from the Center for Judicial Excellence identifies significant gaps in the family court system that are enabling preventable child homicides across the country. San Rafael, California – The Center for Judicial Excellence (CJE), a national nonprofit committed to fostering accountability in family courts and protecting children from domestic violence and child abuse,…

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Sommers Schwartz, P.C. of Detroit, MI Monitors Potential Release of Former Priest Gary Jacobs from Prison

July 7, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – Sommers Schwartz, P.C., a leading law firm based in Detroit, MI, is closely monitoring the potential release of former Catholic Priest Gary Jacobs from prison. Jacobs was convicted of multiple counts of 1st and 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct and is currently serving an 8-15 year sentence. He is eligible for release from…

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Sommers Schwartz, P.C. Advocates for Victims of Sexual Abuse in Case of Former Priest of Diocese of Marquette Facing Trial for Sex Offenses Involving a Minor

June 28, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – Sommers Schwartz, P.C. is representing the victims of sexual abuse of Father Aaron Nowicki, a former priest of the Diocese of Marquette. Father Nowicki has been charged with a sex offense involving a minor, Computer/Internet Use for Harassment/Threats, and Aggravated Distributing or promoting Sexual Abuse Activity with a Child. In January 2019,…

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Brady and Sommers Schwartz, P.C. Files Lawsuit Against Michigan Sporting Goods Store, Dunham’s Sports, Over Straw Purchase That Ended in Murder

June 20, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Brady and co-counsel Matthew Turner at Sommers Schwartz, P.C., on behalf of the family of Daniel Banaszak, Sr., filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Allegan County in Michigan against Dunham’s Sports for negligently and unlawfully selling a firearm to a “straw purchaser” that was used to kill Daniel Banaszak, Sr.…

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Attorney Peter Brill Says He’s Confident His Client, an Ex-NYPD Detective Accused of Stealing Champagne, Will be Cleared by a Jury

May 20, 2023

New York, New York – Three former NYPD detectives have been indicted for stealing nearly $3,000 worth of “Ace of Spades” Champagne from VIP guests at last year’s Electric Zoo music festival. The charges were announced on Monday by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Warren Golden, Jonathan Gonzalez, and Wojciech Czech were at the festival…

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Michigan Law Firms Launch the Clergy Abuse Coalition to Help Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse Seek Justice and Accountability

May 2, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – Three leading law firms in Michigan, Sommers Schwartz, Grewal Law, and Pitt McGehee Palmer Bonanni Rivers, have joined forces to launch the Clergy Abuse Coalition, a collaboration aimed at providing survivors of clergy sexual abuse with legal representation and support. The coalition comes at a time when an increasing number of survivors…

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April 26, 2023

Tampa, Florida – powered by Incept Technologies, is the first company to offer mugshot removal service without having a backdoor relationship with mugshot publishers like other removal companies removing mugshots online. Many of their clientele are clients who have had their records expunged but can still find their arrest records appearing online. Individuals looking…

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