Police Defense Attorneys
At Louison, Costello, Condon & Pfaff, LLP in Boston, our lawyers provide aggressive defense representation to police and other public employees threatened with disciplinary actions in response to claims of the use of excessive force or other misconduct. If you face suspension, termination or another employment sanction arising from actions you took in the execution of your professional duties, federal law and the laws of Massachusetts guarantee you the right to due process.
Our lawyers are there when you need them
If you are on leave pending suspension, you may feel completely alone. Accusations of police misconduct or violation of the civil rights of a member of the public you have sworn to protect are devastating on the personal and professional levels. Our attorneys have extensive, successful experience in defense against disciplinary actions. As a client of our firm, you will be able to contact your lawyer when you have a question, and you will never stand alone.
Our attorneys take an aggressive approach to employee defense, attempting to set the matter right at the time of the internal investigation or before the administrative hearing. If necessary though, we will go to trial, presenting arguments marked by force and logic on your behalf. Necessary measures vary — if a suspect or inmate has charged you with the use of excessive force, our lawyers may hire independent medical experts and experts in law enforcement to examine evidence and testify on your behalf. We are prepared to represent employees in actions stemming from a variety of claims, including the following:
- Use of excessive force
- Rules infractions
- Police misconduct
- Violation of the civil rights of inmates and suspects
- Sick time abuse
- Conduct unbecoming an officer
- License suspensions
- Sexual harassment
Our lawyers appear at disciplinary hearings in front of mayors, city councils and boards; at Civil Service Commission administrative hearings and at American Arbitration Association sessions. Our lawyers will also defend you against any related criminal charges.
If you are a member of the Baystate Legal Defense Fund, there is no charge for defense of any action you took in the course of your employment. Our lawyers have been representing police and corrections officers, teachers and other public employees since 1987. For more information, please contact our Boston law office. Our attorneys serve clients throughout Massachusetts and in some cases, the nation.