In its first decade, the firm did more to influence evolving federal civil rights law than any other private law practice in the United States.  Today, the firm maintains an aggressive civil rights practice in both state and federal courts.

The firm handles cases involving: 

First Amendment/Freedom of Expression – The firm tries First Amendment cases including freedom of expression, religious discrimination, retaliation, and freedom to petition.

Police Misconduct – The firm represents plaintiffs in cases ranging from false arrest to excessive force and wrongful death to claims brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983.

Public Accommodations and Fair Housing – The firm represents individuals and groups that have been discriminated against by restaurants and other businesses or have been victims of housing discrimination. 

Voting Rights – The firm has pursued numerous cases on behalf of citizens seeking to protect their voting rights.

School Desegregation/Education Equity – The firm has been involved in many groundbreaking cases concerning school desegregation and education equity.