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Trial Lawyers Defending Public Entities In Civil Rights And Constitutional Litigation

A significant percentage of the cases filed against the firm’s public entity clients involve the litigation of complex constitutional issues. All of the attorneys at Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff Attorneys at Law regularly litigate cases concerning amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including:

  • The First Amendment protections of the freedom of religion, free speech, freedom of the press and freedom to peaceably assemble
  • The Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens from illegal search and seizure without probable cause
  • The Seventh Amendment, which spells out the right to trial by jury
  • The Eighth Amendment, which prohibits excessive bail or cruel and unusual punishment
  • The Fourteenth Amendment, which protects people from the deprivation of life, liberty or property, without due process of law

Areas Of State And Local Governments That Often Need Our Services

Such challenges citing these amendments and other aspects of the U.S. Constitution arise in a wide variety of factual settings involving:

  • Law enforcement, including the disclosure of someone’s constitutional rights during an arrest
  • Employment, including freedom of discrimination in hiring, pay, promotions and firing
  • Zoning, including prohibitions of religious or racial discrimination in granting permits and approving zoning petitions
  • Child welfare, including the equitable application of child welfare protection actions, such as taking children into protective custody
  • Government entitlements, including approval for eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD) without illegal discrimination related to race or other protected characteristics

Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff Attorneys at Law has a strong collective track record of proving effective representation at affordable rates. Bruce Kilday, one of the firm’s founding partners, is one of a small number of lawyers selected for the 2005 and 2011 listings of Northern California Super Lawyers in the field of constitutional law. Our lawyers work collaboratively with clients to explore, select and develop strategies most likely to deliver favorable outcomes.

Discover What Makes Our Firm’s Attorneys Stand Out In Constitutional Law

Few law firms in Northern California or anywhere handle this type of defense work, much less focus on it with the intensity that our attorneys do. Our founding attorneys have worked together in this and other areas of defense litigation for more than 25 years. We are recognized as accomplished, proficient practitioners in constitutional litigation.

Practice Area Team Leads

  • To discuss your concerns or case involving constitutional litigation in state or federal courts in California with any of our attorneys, call our main phone number at 916-564-6100. You may also send an email directly to an attorney by visiting their attorney profile.