Practice Areas

Civil Rights

The United States Constitution protects the human and civil rights of every United States citizen. Similarly, the Ohio Constitution protects the rights of Ohioans. Unfortunately, we know that far too often people’s basic human and civil rights are violated by others in a position of power and authority. Just one violation of someone’s civil rights is one too many. At Burg Simpson we wholeheartedly believe that every individual deserves the utmost protection under the law, regardless of a person’s race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, religion, country of origin, or socio-economic background. We also believe that if your civil rights have been violated—whether by an employer, landlord, public restaurant or retail place, corporation, law enforcement official, or even by the government—you deserve to be compensated and recover damages.

Burg Simpson is a personal injury law firm representing individuals whose consumer, employment, and civil rights have been violated. Our office is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and primarily serves the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky areas, but we also have offices throughout the United States in Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona. We represent individuals throughout the states of Ohio and Kentucky and from all over the country. We have represented clients in a variety of civil rights matters, including cases involving individuals who were unlawfully arrested and detained by the police, abused while in law enforcement custody, sexually harassed and discriminated against in the workplace, and other situations in which our clients’ civil rights were violated.

We treat each client as an individual. We review each case by assessing the alleged civil rights violation, the facts, the applicable law, the remedies available, and most importantly by listening to what our client wants. We listen to you. We understand that when your civil rights have been violated, it is a very personal matter that can be embarrassing, humiliating, physically harmful, and emotionally traumatizing in a way that only you may truly and fully understand. It is important to us that we listen to your concerns, counsel you on your rights, and determine the remedies that are available under local, state, and federal law.

If you believe your civil rights have been violated, please contact us. We may be able to help. We believe your civil rights should be held in the highest regard and deserve to be protected.

Examples of Civil Rights Violations:

  • Police Misconduct and Abuse of Process
  • Wrongful Shooting, Wrongful Use of Taser, and Excessive Force
  • Unlawful Arrest and Detention
  • Death While in Custody
  • Prisoner Abuse
  • Wrongful Imprisonment
  • Right to Vote
  • Right to Assembly and Freedom of Speech
  • Right to Equality in Public Places/Public Accommodations
  • Housing Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Education Discrimination
  • Equality in Public Accommodations
  • Sexual Abuse and Harassment
The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

 February 6, 2017

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

Michael S. Burg Named One of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Named One of America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms The Trial Lawyer magazine honorees to be celebrated at The National Trial Lawyers’ annual summit Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC is proud to… Read more »

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

 January 23, 2017

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to announce that seven shareholders have recently been named to 5280 Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers list. Founded in 1993, 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado. The Burg Simpson attorneys selected for inclusion in 5280 Top Lawyers are: Michael S. Burg –… Read more »

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

 December 8, 2016

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

The Burg Simpson attorneys had another outstanding year changing the lives of those they represent. The firm’s ability to properly value cases—whether personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, or mass tort—and fight tirelessly as a cohesive team to obtain the compensation its clients deserve sets Burg Simpson apart. Here is just a small sample of… Read more »

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

 December 7, 2016

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

The most recent edition of Super Lawyers Magazine features a profile on Burg Simpson Ohio’s managing shareholder, Janet Abaray. In the feature, Ms. Abaray discusses some of the highlights of her career, the art of “looking around corners” in a case, taking on big pharma, and a well-known class action against the Bengals. Amongst her… Read more »

New AAJ Report Examines History of Women’s Exposure To Dangerous Drugs & Devices

 June 19, 2017

New AAJ Report Examines History of Women’s Exposure To Dangerous Drugs & Devices

Please read the new report from the American Association for Justice: From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women profiles some of the most harmful medical products that have been marketed to women and highlights the important role the civil justice system has played as a backstop to enhance… Read more »

Invokana and Invokamet Increase the Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

 May 18, 2017

Invokana and Invokamet Increase the Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ diabetes medications Invokana and Invokamet cause an increased risk of leg and foot amputations.  Accordingly, the FDA will now require these drugs to carry a black-box warning concerning this serious risk of injury. FDA Safety Announcement Invokana and Invokamet have… Read more »

Abbott Recalls Malfunctioning Coronary Catheters That May Lead to Surgical Complications and Death

 May 17, 2017

Abbott Recalls Malfunctioning Coronary Catheters That May Lead to Surgical Complications and Death

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that several lots of cardiac catheters manufactured by Abbott needed to be recalled due to the significant risk that the affected catheters may malfunction, possibly causing surgical complications and even death. FDA Safety Alert Announcement The affected lines of catheters include the NC… Read more »

Medtronic Recalls StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts Which May Cause Fluid Buildup in the Brain

 April 21, 2017

Medtronic Recalls StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts Which May Cause Fluid Buildup in the Brain

On April 19. 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Medtronic initiated an urgent recall of its StrataMR adjustable valve and shunt devices. Because of the risk that these medical devices will cause significant adverse health consequences or death, the FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, which is the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

 November 30, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. discusses consumer rights and the legal safeguards used to protect consumers from unfair practices. The Ohio Consumer Sales protects consumers in several ways and allows them to recover transaction costs and damages. If you feel you have been unfairly treated as a consumer, call our office at 1-800-713-9340 or… Read more »

Protecting Your Legal Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Legal Rights

At Burg Simpson Ohio, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence or bad conduct of others. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, dangerous medication or auto accident, you need to make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our… Read more »

Protecting Your Civil Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Civil Rights

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination in the workplace, or suspect your civil rights have been violated, contact Burg Simpson Ohio immediately to ensure legal rights are protected. Call us at 513-852-5600 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Helpful Links

 November 22, 2016

Helpful Links

Burg Simpson is pleased to provide our site users with links to other websites. However, this access does not imply approval or endorsement of the information, products or services offered at those sites. Injury & Accidents & Consumer Alerts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Food and Drug Administration Consumer Product and Safety Commission… Read more »

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