Civil RightsJonesPassodelis represents government entities and officials in claims brought by individuals alleging federal and state constitutional violations stemming from the individual’s search and seizure, arrest, prosecution and imprisonment (including claims relating to prison conditions and medical care). Our expertise in this area extends to virtually every complex area of constitutional and civil rights law, including violations of due process, allegations of cruel and unusual punishment, unlawful searches and seizures and violations of First Amendment rights, through all aspects of litigation including, investigation, discovery, motions practice, settlement, trials and appeals.
Our attorneys frequently lecture to government officials and other attorneys on topics related to civil rights law. As indicated in the attorney biographies, JonesPassodelis attorneys regularly speak at events sponsored by the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the Pennsylvania County Corrections Association and the Pennsylvania County Commissioners Association.
JonesPassodelis also provides consulting to our government entity clients in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the state and federal law and to allow for effective operations of government facilities and programs.