Lobbying Affiliate: MML&K Government Solutions

Civil Rights

A law firm that pays more than lip service to clients.

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Protecting the Public Interest and the Rule of Law

McBrayer provides vigorous representation for municipalities and other government entities in cases involving alleged civil rights violations and unconstitutional actions of government employees. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the constitutional jurisprudence concerning civil rights. Most importantly, civil rights attorneys have the advocacy skills and determination needed to obtain results for our clients.

McBrayer represents clients in cases involving alleged civil rights violations such as:

  • Use of excess force by police officers and corrections officers under the Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments
  • Violations of due process in the criminal and civil justice systems
  • Government employees discharged or disciplined while claiming to exercise their constitutional rights
  • Violation of First Amendment rights in the context of free speech, public employment and political patronage
  • Other types of alleged civil rights violations

Safeguarding the Interests of Kentucky Municipalities and Governments

We understand the controversial nature of civil rights cases and their potential to adversely affect the public's perception of municipal agencies and the individual reputations of government employees. Our law firm will work diligently to minimize the potential liability your municipality or government agency faces.

Our federal and state civil rights attorneys will undertake a comprehensive investigation. We will document the sequence of events that led to the allegation and the actions and behavior of the government officials. McBrayer will vigorously advocate for you at trial or administrative law venues.

Contact a Lawyer

To discuss your case with an experienced civil rights attorney, contact McBrayer. We serve municipal clients throughout Kentucky from our offices in Louisville and Lexington, and our government relations team in Frankfort.





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Who We Serve

Our attorneys have over 30 years combined experience defending clients in every facet of Municipal Liability, Public Sector Liability and Civil Rights Claims, both in state and federal court. Our experienced team of litigators also routinely practices before every state and federal appellate court for claims arising out of Kentucky. McBrayer's clients include cities, counties, police departments, police officers, school districts, jails, land and zoning entities, as well as quasi-governmental organizations such as transit, utility and water. Our firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality representation to all public individuals and entities, defending their rights in litigation. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of changes in this complex area of the law, keeping abreast of state and federal court decisions impacting the immunity our public sector clients are entitled to, and how those immunity principles can best be utilized to defend you or your organization in a court of law. We have the know-how, skill, and preparedness to meet whatever municipal or county government needs may arise, from defending constitutional claims, to providing consulting services designed to prevent those claims from ever being made in the first place. We are proud to serve the interests of public entities across the Commonwealth, and you can be rest assured knowing our reputation in the courtroom is second to none.

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