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2019-2021 Super Lawyers Award Recipient (James Dunn)

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CA DUI Lawyers Association

James Dunn is one of California's only Specialist Members and is a Board Member

CA Association for Criminal Justice

Member of organization dedicated to preserving rights of people accused of crimes.

National Police Accountability Project

Member of organization dedicated to ending police abuse

San Francisco Bay Area Civil Rights/Police Brutality Attorneys

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    Anyone who is arrested or alleged to have committed a crime in the state of California has the right to be treated safely, fairly and innocent until proven guilty. According to the State of California Department of Justice, residents are also protected from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. When government agencies, private organizations and other entities fail to abide by these laws, they are violating civil rights. As a strong advocate for equality and fair treatment, the Law Office of James Dunn wants to help victims take a stand, help their voice be heard and ensure that justice is achieved.


    Although America has set the global standards for human rights and fair treatment of citizens by law enforcement agencies, police brutality is still, unfortunately, a frequent occurrence. In fact, as recently as July, 2012, a California man was fatally beaten by the Fullerton Police Department. While the officers involved were terminated from their department and brought to trial for their actions, the larger concern involves the continued use of excessive force by law enforcement officers.

    There is no denying that cases of police brutality still occur, and there is no denying the fact that the use of excessive force can be a clear violation of civil rights. Unfortunately, there are many difficulties in bringing these cases to light, including the shielding of officers and aggressive and resourceful defense strategies used by government agencies. In order to combat these issues, it is essential that you have a qualified, determined and ethically motivated attorney on your side. With the legal assistance of the Law Office of James Dunn, you can bring your case to light and help pave the way for equality, fair treatment and civil rights enforcement against police brutality.

    False Arrest

    There are numerous regulations, procedures and guidelines law enforcement agencies must adhere to when arresting and prosecuting any U.S. citizen. There are many circumstances involved in making an arrest, but at its core, officers must have reasonable cause and evidence to support their claims. When prejudice or discrimination seep into the objective position officers are required to uphold, wrongful arrests are made and innocent people are prosecuted and convicted of crimes they did not commit. If your believe that you may be a victim of a false arrest, the Law Office of James Dunn is prepared to evaluate your case to determine if any civil rights violations were made.

    Fighting For Justice

    If you have been a victim of any civil rights violation by a government agency or other organization, the Law Office of James Dunn wants to hear your case. By taking the time to thoroughly evaluate your situation, attorney James Dunn can assess your case’s potential for further legal action. While the firm is focused on providing you with a successful resolution and any compensation for damages you might have suffered, your case can also ensure that basic human rights are upheld.