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Any act of violence, harassment, or discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender, religion, freedom of speech, or race is unlawful. Every person in the United States is afforded civil liberties that are to be upheld by our court system. Our civil rights attorneys in Madison, WI, work diligently to ensure that justice prevails when a right has been violated. Call our firm today for more information.

Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP Brings Fierce Legal Representation in Civil Rights Cases

Our civil rights attorneys are passionate about representing those whose rights have been violated in Madison, WI. We believe civil rights are the foundation of our country, and upholding these rights is something our law firm is passionate about. With millions of dollars won for our clients, we can fight tirelessly for you to get compensation for a rights violation.

How We Protect Your Legal Rights

A Wisconsin civil rights violation affects everyone. It sets a dangerous precedent for our rights if left unpunished. Our services help those who have suffered violations in the workplace, schools, housing, and other places. Explore more about Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP’s experience in civil rights law, and learn how we can help you seek justice.

Let Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP Fight for You

When your civil liberties are at stake, you need a law firm that is ready to fight for you. You need someone with knowledge and experience in Wisconsin civil rights laws to ensure your rights are protected and justice is served.

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We Have Experience On Our Side

Our attorneys have decades of experience handling civil rights cases. If you have been the victim of a civil rights violation, let our years of success in these cases benefit you.

Achievements and Recognition

Our firm has received multiple recognitions in Madison, WI, including:

  • American Board of Trial advocates
  • Best Lawyers 2024
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Super Lawyers

Our Past Successes

Civil rights attorneys with GTW Lawyers work tirelessly to get justice for every client. Here are a few of the civil rights cases we have successfully litigated for our clients:

  • $950,000 to the family of a man shot and killed by a police officer
  • $800,000 to a woman victimized by sexual harassment at her job
  • $450,000 to a private citizen in a First Amendment whistleblower case against a county government
  • $235,000 to a man subjected to racial discrimination
  • $150,000 settlement for Title IX sex discrimination case against a college on behalf of a student

Civil rights are meant to protect individuals from discrimination, and our attorneys want to ensure your civil rights are protected as well.

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We Fight for Civil Rights in Madison

Our civil rights lawyers in Wisconsin bring compassion and understanding to every case they litigate. Due to the sensitive nature of these civil rights cases, we work closely and confidentially with our clients.

Civil Rights Laws in Wisconsin

The following are civil rights laws for the state of Wisconsin listed on the Department of Workforce Development (DWD):

  • Fair Employment
  • Open housing
  • Public accommodations and amusements
  • Family and medical leave
  • Post-secondary education
  • Public employee health and safety
  • Employee right to know elder abuse retaliation
  • Healthcare worker retaliation
  • Whistleblower law for state employees
  • Social media law

A civil rights attorney with Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP will work diligently to get justice for your illegal mistreatment.

Civil Rights Cases We Handle

Violations of the freedoms and basic rights of individuals are widespread in Madison, Wisconsin. Our law firm represents individuals whose rights have been violated. Below are some of the civil rights cases we handle.

Discrimination Cases

Discrimination often occurs in workplaces due to discrimination in hiring practices, promotions, compensation, or terms of employment. If you have been discriminated against by a Madison business, you have legal rights that our firm will fight for.

Police Misconduct and Brutality Cases

Being the victim of police brutality and misconduct can be doubly intimidating, knowing that departments often cover up the bad acts of their officers and deny responsibility. We want Wisconsin residents to know they are not alone in upholding their rights against the police.

Advocating for Marginalized Groups

Our firm represents those who have been historically oppressed and disempowered by discriminatory groups. These clients often include:

  • People with disabilities
  • Women
  • People of color
  • LGBTQ+ persons
  • Senior citizens
  • Indigenous peoples
  • People of a lower socio-economic status

If you have suffered discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, national origin, color, religion, or socioeconomic status, our firm will stand by you and seek justice on your behalf.

Workplace Harassment and Retaliation Cases

Wisconsin employers often retaliate against an employee who has complained of harassment or discrimination to the Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Cases that may require the knowledge and experience of a civil rights attorney can include:

  • An employee inquiring about hours of work, their pay, or other rights
  • Complaining about worker rights
  • Asserting worker rights
  • Cooperating with a WHD investigation

Employers are not allowed to retaliate against employees seeking information from the Wage and Hour Division. We will defend your rights if this has happened to you.

We Bring a Personalized Approach to Our Clients

Our civil rights attorneys work in four law offices across the state of Wisconsin, serving our clients and those who live in our communities. We believe that our communities deserve love and commitment, which is why our team volunteers their resources and time and gives back to those communities.

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Your Civil Rights Matter to Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP

If you have been discriminated against for any reason, the attorneys with Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP are here to protect your rights. Our law firm believes that justice should not be out of reach for anyone, and we are prepared to stand up for you. Contact Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP for a free consultation using our secure online contact form.

To explore the various practice areas covered by Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP, including personal injury cases, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, feel free to contact our team. Visit our personal injury law page for more insights into how we can assist you.

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