Serving all of Georgia and Florida

The Law Firm of Merritt & Merritt

Atlanta Civil Rights Attorneys

Justice for All People

At Merritt & Merritt, our law firm has earned an excellent reputation for our state and local civil rights work. From handling local civil rights cases involving people injured by police, to handling false arrest cases, or even police brutality involving a death, our attorneys have the knowledge, skill and commitment to handle the most complex cases.

If you or a loved one have been injured or wronged by a police officer, a sheriff’s deputy or any government entity, we encourage you to contact us immediately.

Representation in All Civil Rights Law Matters

Our lawyers handle all civil rights law matters for people in Atlanta, throughout Georgia, and in Florida. This includes cases involving:

  • Police Brutality
  • Wrongful Convictions
  • Excessive Force
  • False Arrest

A Reputation for Civil Rights Work

Attorney Lorenzo Merritt, who leads our firm in this area of law, has been recognized by the State Bar of Georgia for his contributions, among other honors, for his civil rights and human rights work.

Experienced Civil Rights Attorneys

Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, never represents government agencies or big insurance companies. We only represent individuals and groups who have been wronged by those agencies. Our commitment is to use the law to the best of our ability in order to get justice.

Our law firm has practiced in the area of civil rights law for over 50 years. We have a solid record that includes positive results in very challenging cases. Litigation against large government entities and fortune 500 companies requires a law firm with experience. These cases often involve challenging questions of constitutional law.

Contact Us for a Free Case Review

Call our Atlanta civil rights attorneys at 404-975-1775 or send an email. We handle most civil rights cases on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing until we win.

Taser and Stun Gun:

One important thing to remember is that the reasonableness of the officer’s actions is viewed not with hindsight, but from the perspective of a reasonable officer at the scene of the tasering. Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386, 396 (1989).

Excessive Force:

Whether the police officer’s actions were excessive is determined by using a reasonableness standard viewing the facts and circumstances of the specific situation confronting the officer. Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989). Whether the force used is reasonable or not is determined by comparing the individual’s right to be free from unlawful seizures with the countering interest of officer and public safety.

If you have further questions or need to discuss a potential claim, contact us at 404-975-1775 or via our free case review form.

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Our 5-Star Reputation

  • I would like to thank the Merritt and Merritt Law Firm for doing an outstanding job! We dealt with a lot of attorneys in Atlanta and none were able to get the job done. Merritt and Merritt got us results and I am so glad justice was served on behalf of my son. Thank you!!! - T. Hill
  • Thank you Merritt and Merritt for all your hard work and taking care of me and my legal needs. Your service is very much appreciated. - T. Butler
  • Without Merritt & Merritt Law Firm I don't know what we would have done. I give Merritt & Merritt 5 stars. Thanks for everything. - E.Hagins
  • A special thank you to Mr. Merritt, and the whole team for treating me right and keeping me notified on everything that was going on with the case. I would love to work with you again in the future. Be Blessed and thanks again. - Bryant F.
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