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Do you file civil lawsuits against judges or prosecutors for misconduct?

Generally not, although for fees to be agreed upon we can advise you regarding whether the conduct about which you are concerned violates ethical, constitutional standards, or other laws; or draft complaints to disciplinary authorities. This will rarely lead to a financial recovery.

Prosecutors and judges are generally entitled to absolute prosecutorial immunity from being sued personally for their work.

Our firm thus almost never files civil lawsuits against judges or prosecutors for their legal work.

You may wish to write the disciplinary counsel in your jurisdiction with your complaint about the judge or prosecutor.

If the prosecutor’s conduct also involves misconduct by police officers or other law-enforcement agents, we may be interested in your case, depending on all the facts and circumstances. Police officers are not absolutely immune but are sometimes entitled to something called qualified immunity, which can get them out of being sued.


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Government ethics, misconduct, fraud, & abusePolice misconduct & brutality

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