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San Diego Civil Rights Lawyer

Americans enjoy a broad range of civil protections under the law as articulated in the U.S. Constitution and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While these regulations are meant to protect all individuals, the unfortunate reality is that in a wide range of circumstances, American citizens can have their civil rights violated in very real and substantive ways.

From the justice system to schools to workplaces across the country, far too many Americans have their civil rights violated every single day, and most are unsure where to turn when these shocking violations do occur. Fortunately, help is available. At Ritter & Associates, our San Diego civil rights attorneys are ready to help individuals in cases involving, but certainly not limited to:

  • Fair Housing Rights Violations
  • Voting Rights Violations
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Police Misconduct

If you believe that you have been a victim of a civil rights violation, let us fight for you. Call Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 to learn more.

The Van Ort Family versus San Diego Sheriff’s Department

When the masked gunman doused Donald Van Ort with lighter fluid and demanded the combination to his safe, he refused knowing his very life depended on it. And the life of his grandmother, 82-year-old Helen Van Ort . It would turn out that the masked man was really a Sheriff’s Deputy who’d come to loot his safe, until another on-duty deputy saved the Van Orts by shooting the masked Sheriff Deputy dead.

That left the Van Orts to pursue justice against the very people in charge of the justice system in an alarming case that involved an extensive internal investigation of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.  Over 20 lawyers refused to accept the Van Orts case as having little chance of recovery and too time-consuming.  Fortunately, they hired an experienced attorney who could handle the intricacies and formidable forces of the largest law-enforcement agency in San Diego County.  Dwight Ritter embraced their case with passion—because their cause was just and they were innocent victims.  Several years later, a unanimous San Diego federal jury agreed and awarded $850,000.  Regardless of the forces and odds that were against the Van Orts, Dwight Ritter remains proud and honored to have represented these people in their hour of need.

Your civil rights are the most precious gift of our Founding Fathers, guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. They cannot be taken away by an employer, government agency or any other institution – or person. You are guaranteed equal protection regardless of gender, race, age or sexual orientation. These are important and complex cases, and if you believe your rights have been violated, you need a firm like Dwight Ritter and Associates, an attorney that has a proven track record, the reputation for the highest ethics, and the ability to match wits with the most formidable opponents he confronts.

Call us for a free consultation to see if we can help you. Dwight Ritter and Associates: Proven winners, fighting for you. Contact us today at (619) 296-0123 today.

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