605 First Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle WA 98104
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Besides criminal defense work, the Law Offices of James C. Egan also does civil rights plaintiff's work involving civil rights issues. General discrimination, police misconduct and government discrimination have been a focus. In one case that resulted in a settlement with the City of Seattle, police had wrongfully arrested a few clients for having a party on their property. Although the basis for the police presence had been addressed, those clients were arrested and booked anyway. Criminal charges were dismissed, and a "counter-suit" for damages prevailed and attorney fees and suffering were compensated.
In another recent matter, alleged racial discrimination at a local area medical institution resulted in a six figure settlement for a client. The Law Office of James C. Egan also has a number of pending civil rights cases in which demands are being made for compensation.
These are examples of the types of cases that the law team has handled. In each case, we attempt to resolve the matters with a maximum settlement for each client. While several settlements have been reached against municipalities and organizations that have violated the civil rights of clients, matters that do not result in favorable offers will be pursued through trial.