Basics Series: The ABC’s of Section 1983 Litigation
So, you have received your first assignment to defend a Section 1983 Civil Rights action against your governmental client. What do you do now?
Join DRI’s Civil Rights Committee Past-Chairs Dana Maine of Freeman Mathis and Gary and Jeff Lowe of Kightlinger & Gray and Sara Brochstein, partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary, on March 5, 2021 when they will discuss the basics of 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 and the defense of those claims. The presenters will discuss all the requisite elements of Section 1983 claims, who can sue, who can be sued, and the defenses to those claims. The presentation and the materials with the presentation will provide all attendees vital, necessary information to help you evaluate your client’s potential liability and defenses that can and need to be raised early in the litigation.
Whether you are newly interested in this type of litigation or want a refresher course in Section 1983 litigation, this presentation will provide invaluable information and insight into your initial analysis of the claim.
Sara Brochstein is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Atlanta office. She practices in the firm's government law national practice section. She also practices in the firm's general and professional liability sections. As part of the government law section, Ms. Brochstein has a broad litigation practice with a focus on defending cities, counties, law enforcement officers, and other governmental individuals in civil rights and general liability matters in both state and federal trial courts and appellate courts. Ms. Brochstein's practice also includes the defense of attorneys in professional liability matters and the defense of private businesses in general liability matters.