Civil Rights

If you have been a victim of a wrongful arrest, excessive force or police brutality, or discrimination from law enforcement, I can help you fight to preserve your rights and get justice. Having practiced as an attorney in South Florida for 30 years, I have handled many civil rights cases, some of which have been high profile. 

Being a police or law enforcement officer does not give someone entitlement to violate your rights. Sometimes those in law enforcement do things that are not just wrong but also illegal. 

Joseph Shook is a Miami civil rights lawyer who fights for the underdog.

It is against the law to arrest, detain, or harass you because of your ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or even appearance. I handle cases of wrongful or malicious prosecution by law enforcement while lacking probable cause. I also handle cases of those who have been illegally tasered or pepper-sprayed, attacked by a police dog, or physically attacked by law enforcement.

Besides the medical costs of physical trauma, those who are victimized by excessive force or police brutality may suffer from anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I help my clients recover damages when they have been victimized due to illegal conduct by law enforcement.

I have spent many years fighting against civil rights violations and will aggressively defend the clients I represent in such matters.

Contact me so I can review your case and inform you of the options you have.