Civil Rights Law

In New Jersey, as across the country, civil rights are protections afforded all individuals regardless of gender, race, age, religion, national origin, physical ability or sexual orientation and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, specific amendments of the Constitution, and other federal and state statutes.

New Jersey Civil Rights Attorney, Lydia Cotz proudly represents and stand up for those whose civil rights have been violated, and Lydia Cotz successfully recovered financial compensation and achieved a sense of justice for victims of civil rights infractions from New Jersey.

What are Civil Rights?

Civil rights are the basic benefits all members of a democratic society enjoy, including equal access to public facilities, housing, schools, recreation and transportation. Civil rights include the right to due process, the right to vote, and the right to fair and equal treatment by law enforcement and the courts.

Civil rights also encompass civil liberties such as the freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of the press. Civil rights law can be applied to a broad range of circumstances and settings.

Police Municipalities

  • Excessive Force
  • Unlawful Arrests
  • Unlawful Detention
  • Unlawful Search and Seizure
  • Unlawful Discrimination
  • Involuntary Commitments
  • Voting Discrimination
  • First Amendment Issues

Schools, Libraries, Mass Transit, Libraries, Parks

  • Unlawful Search Seizure
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Discrimination
  • Bullying

Country Clubs

  • Discrimination
Lydia Cotz understands that everyone has the right to be free of harm, discrimination and unreasonable invasion. Lydia Cotz aggressively fights to protect the rights and dignity of those whose civil rights have been violated.

If you believe your civil rights have been infringed upon, please contact the New Jersey Civil Rights Attorney, Lydia Cotz for a free case evaluation. Lydia Cotz welcomes prospective clients from New Jersey and nationwide.