The Cornerstone of Democracy

2153Many of our fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States are contained in the first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, and the Fourteenth Amendment enacted following the Civil War. A majority of our practice involves the First, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. Additionally, our work on behalf of children seeks to secure fundamental fairness in the administration of juvenile justice. A brief explanation of these amendments as well as the federal statute 42 U.S.C. §1983, the landmark statute that allows people to bring constitutional issues to court, is provided to the left. For examples of our cases, see all Practice Areas.