Tennessee Civil Rights Attorneys

The U.S. Constitution declares that all people should be treated equally under the law. In practice, however, police and the governmental bodies they represent frequently violate the rights of individuals right here in Middle Tennessee, across the state and nationwide. The only legal recourse victims have is to file suit against the entity responsible for the injustice.

Attorney Luke Evans represents people who have been mistreated or abused by government officials. He has filed claims for a variety of violations of:

  • The Fourth Amendment, protecting citizens against illegal searches and seizures and against police brutality
  • The Eighth Amendment, protecting people's rights to adequate treatment while being subjected to punishment by the government
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin

Focusing On Fourth Amendment Violations

Most of our civil rights cases at Bulloch, Fly, Hornsby & Evans involve violations of the Fourth Amendment. Mr. Evans has represented victims and families of victims of:

  • Excessive force and police brutality
  • Police shootings
  • Unlawful arrests and wrongful convictions
  • Unlawful searches and seizures
  • Wrongful death at the hands of police

It's never an easy thing to sue the police. Law enforcement officials are given a wide berth in performing their duties. Their version of what happened is almost certainly different from yours, and they can be expected to corroborate one another. But they are subject to the same laws that we are, and the same rules of evidence. Our firm has successfully held the cities and counties that employ these officers accountable for their overstepping.

About Luke Evans
Luke Evans is an experienced civil litigator with a primary interest in helping those whose constitutional rights have been violated, typically bringing suits against city or county governments. A recent jury verdict resulted in an award in excess of $2 million.

Call Us At 615-896-4154, Toll Free At 800-673-1947

Law enforcement officers have a difficult job, and sometimes they cross the line into behavior that is abusive. If you have been mistreated at the hands of police anywhere in Tennessee, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Murfreesboro civil rights lawyers at Bulloch, Fly, Hornsby & Evans at 800-673-1947 or email us a brief description of your experience.