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Civil Rights Attorney in Indianapolis

Protecting Your Constitutional Rights Statewide

Under the United States Constitution, individuals are guaranteed various rights that are not allowed to be infringed upon by any other individual, including law enforcement, employers, federal agents, and correction officers. If you feel that your rights were infringed upon in any manner during an arrest or legal proceeding, you need to work with an attorney right away.

A person's liberties deserve to be aggressively protected, and without the representation of an attorney, you may be facing an uphill battle in overcoming the wrongs that were committed against you.

At Keffer Barnhart LLP, we have years of experience providing outstanding representation to our clients across all of Indiana, and we can aggressively fight for your rights and defend your freedom to obtain the best outcome for you. Contact our firm today!

Were you wrongfully arrested in Indiana?

When you work with an Indianapolis civil rights lawyer from our team, you can be confident that your case is in good hands. We have an in-depth knowledge of the various laws and regulations that protect an individual's rights and liberties and we can use our experience as former prosecutors to tenaciously pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

Attorney Barnhart has invaluable experience handling civil rights lawsuits against state employees such as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and even prosecutors. Contact Keffer Barnhart LLP right away if you find yourself facing any of the following situations:

Free Speech Violations
Every American citizen has the right to assemble and free speech. If you have punished in any way due to your expression of what you think, then you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our firm today to explore your legal options.

Police Brutality
Have you become a victim of police brutality? It is important that you work with an attorney who can aggressively protect your rights and defend your freedom. If you were victimized by law enforcement, Keffer Barnhart LLP can help! Attorney Scott Barnhart has dedicated the bulk of his practice to cases involving civil rights.

Police Shootings
Law enforcement officers are expected to turn to lethal force only when they absolutely have to. If you or a loved one have been fired upon by police during an incident that did not call for lethal force, then you may have the grounds to seek damages.

Prison Conditions
Even those among us who have broken the law deserve basic human rights. If you or a loved one is being neglected or abused while serving time behind bars, Keffer Barnhart LLP may be able to help you seek justice. Contact us today.

Jail Suicide
Police officers and correctional facilities are required to secure the well-being of anyone that they take into custody. When they fail to do this, and a suicide occurs, negligence or abuse has taken place. If you have lost a loved one to suicide in the manner, contact us today.

Constitutional Violations
In the event that your constitutionally protected rights were violated before, during, or after an arrest or legal proceeding, you need to contact Keffer Barnhart LLP right away. We can fight to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome to your case.

Unlawful Searches
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects us all from unreasonable searches and seizures. If you believe that the police have performed an illegal search of your property or person, then our firm is ready to assess your claim and provide legal options.

Strip Searches
Needless strip searches are an abuse of power by law enforcement officers and correctional employees. No one deserves to suffer this kind of humiliation at the hands of someone else. Contact us today to learn about your eligibility to collect damages for your strip search.

Injured by a Criminal Act
If you were a victim of a criminal act and you are now suffering serious mental, physical or emotional trauma, Keffer Barnhart LLP may be able to help you. Our firm can work to help you obtain the compensation and medical care that you deserve.

False Arrests
Law enforcement must have probable cause to take a citizen into custody. If you believe that you or a loved one were wrongfully detained due to police misconduct, then you may be eligible to seek damages. Contact our team today to start exploring your options.

Wrongful Conviction
Our legal system isn't perfect and sometimes the innocent are incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. If you were convicted of a crime that you were later cleared of, you may have the grounds to seek damages from the state. Call us to explore your options today.

Wrongful Death
Negligence, violence or understaffing can all lead to significant injuries or death of citizens and inmates at the hands of police and prison guards. Even incarcerated individuals deserve basic care and when needs are not met, it may lead to serious and life-threatening complications.

If your loved one died due to the unnecessary or unlawful actions of law enforcement or those working in our penal system, contact our firm immediately and speak with a trusted representative from our team.

Failure to Provide Medical Attention to an Inmate
Individuals that are serving time in a jail or prison still have basic civil rights, including the right to medical care. If inmates are showing symptoms of physical, mental or emotional illness and the jail or prison staff fails to report them properly, it could lead to serious health issues or death. If you know someone that is being grossly mistreated while serving time, you need to contact our firm right away.

Contact Keffer Barnhart LLP today!

At our firm, we understand that when you are faced with a challenging situation such as a civil right violation, you may have a lot of questions and concerns. When you work with Keffer Barnhart LLP, we do our best to take the time to get to know you and the details of your case so that we can develop a personalized resolution for your situation. Our professional and experienced attorneys have years of knowledge always fight to protect the rights of our clients.

If you feel that your rights have been violated in any manner, do not hesitate to contact an Indianapolis civil rights lawyer from Keffer Barnhart LLP today and schedule a free initial consultation.

Our Accomplishments

  • Former Deputy Prosecutors

  • Former Fatal Alcohol Crash Team

  • LawInfo Lead Counsel Rated

  • Two-time Indianapolis Bar Association Director's Award Recipient

  • Top 40 Under 40 according to the National Trial Lawyers Association

  • Superior Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Attorney by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense

  • Former Marion County (Indianapolis) DUI Prosecution Unit