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Civil Rights and Administrative Law

Our Civil Rights and Administrative Law practice area focuses on protecting the constitutional and statutory rights of individuals and students. The attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants in the Civil Rights and Administrative Law practice area have experience litigating many different constitutional and civil rights claims in federal court, as well as handling appeals in the Third Circuit. These include claims for violating individuals’ rights to free speech under the First Amendment, to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures under the Fourth Amendment, and to be free from cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment.

In addition to handling constitutional claims, our attorneys have experience litigating civil rights claims protected by federal law. This includes representing employees who have been the subject of discrimination in their employment in violation of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal and state laws. We also have successfully litigated claims under the Fair Housing Act involving discrimination in the application of zoning and land use regulations to individuals with disabilities. In addition, our attorneys successfully litigated a case under the Federal Privacy Act involving the illegal use by the government of an individual’s social security number.

GKH attorneys also represent students in disciplinary proceedings who have been accused of misconduct, and clients who are being investigated by professional licensing boards.


  • Constitutional Violations (Section 1983 claims)
  • Fair Housing Act Claims
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Privacy Rights
  • Religious Freedom/Separation of Church and State
  • Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Appellate Work


  • Professional Licensing Hearings
  • Student Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Administrative Law Hearings

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