Civil Rights

Although our federal and state government provides protections of individual's human rights, these rights are unfortunately violated at times by the people who in fact are supposed to honor them. The Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin has demonstrated a commitment in zealously representing individuals who have suffered from civil rights violations based upon their age, race, gender, disability or religion. When such a violation occurs, the aggrieved individual may have an actionable civil rights against various governmental entities, federal, state, county and municipality, as well as public officials and persons acting under the color of authority.

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to homeā€”so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: The neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."
- Eleanor Roosevelt,
US diplomat & reformer
(1884 - 1962)