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Chicago, Illinois Civil Rights Lawyers

Fighting for truth, justice and the American way

  • Together we stand!  
  • Together we fight!
  • Together we demand our equal rights!

Equality of opportunity does not necessarily result in equality of outcome. The way that justice is administered can make all the difference between the principles of equality and the realities of how they are — or are not — enforced. Truth and justice are supposed to be the American way, but far too many cases slip through the cracks, barred from enforcement when the incident isn’t reported on time or a legally sufficient level of proof is not produced. 

Such procedural and substantive problems affecting the enforcement of your civil rights are best handled by civil rights attorneys at Frankel & Cohen in Chicago, who have more than 50 years of combined experience in the field. They are tenacious — they know the law and work hard to get results. They are licensed to handle state and federal claims and provide insightful legal advice as clients develop settlement and trial strategies to enforce their legal rights through the legal system.

Fighting for your freedom to…
The American justice system provides you with the freedom to speak your mind and assert your rights.   These rights are constitutionally protected under the 14th Amendment. If you believe these rights have been violated, schedule an appointment with Frankel & Cohen. They evaluate the circumstances of your case to assess whether you have a viable legal claim. They aggressively prosecute claims relating to:

  • First Amendment — freedoms of religion, speech, press, petition, peaceable assembly and association
  • Second Amendment — right to bear arms
  • Third Amendment — refusal to quarter soldiers
  • Fourth Amendment — unreasonable search and seizure
  • Fifth Amendment — protection against self-incrimination and double jeopardy
  • Fifth Amendment — due process
  • Sixth Amendment — right to a fair and speedy trial by jury
  • Seventh Amendment — right to trial by jury in some civil cases
  • Eighth Amendment — refusal to pay excessive fines, concede to jail time or undergo cruel and unusual punishment
  • Ninth Amendment — unspecified rights reserved to the states
  • 10th Amendment — limitation of federal powers to those defined within the U.S. Constitution
  • 14th Amendment — right to due process and equal protection, incorporated against the States

Fighting for your freedom from…
Discriminatory treatment based on stereotypes about race, religion, gender, color, national origin, age and disability is intolerable in our society. Claims relating to discrimination are sometimes difficult to prove, and the failure to file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within the statutory filing period may cost you the right even to have your case heard. Contact Frankel & Cohen as soon as possible when you have suffered discrimination related to:

  • Age (ADEA)
  • Disability (ADA)
  • Equal compensation (Title VII, EPA, Lilly Ledbetter Act, FLSA)
  • Genetic information (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008)
  • National origin (Title VII)

  • Pregnancy (Title VII, FMLA)
  • Race or ethnicity (Title VII)
  • Religion (Title VII)
  • Gender (Title VII)
  • Sexual harassment (Title VII)
  • Workplace retaliation (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, EPA)

Contact Frankel & Cohen lawyers fighting for you
Seek the advice of a lawyer at Frankel & Cohen in Chicago, Illinois. Advocacy is their strength. Experience is their ally. Call Frankel & Cohen at 312-883-9617 or contact the firm online today to schedule your appointment.