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Claims Against Public Entities

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Bergen County Civil Rights Lawyers

Public entities and employees include townships, cities, boroughs, counties and their boards, boards of education, and the State of New Jersey, its agencies and employees. Sometimes public entities and their employees act inappropriately and cause citizens to sustain personal injury and economic damages. These citizens may need the help of a lawyer familiar with this area of the law to right a wrong.

At Sheffet & Dvorin, PC, we represent individuals and businesses in claims against public entities and their employees. We have substantial expertise in this area since we also defend public entities against civil rights actions and general negligence claims. We also serve as the Borough Attorney for a public entity. We fight hard to protect the rights and interests of our clients. Our attorneys have successfully fought for the rights of citizens and businesses.

Have Your Rights Been Violated by a Local or State Agency?

If your rights have been violated by a public entity or a government agency in New Jersey, our attorneys can assist you in your pursuit of justice. Our extensive experience includes:

  • General liability and civil rights matters
  • False arrest, false imprisonment and police brutality cases
  • Unlawful search and seizure, and other law enforcement problems
  • Discriminatory practices in employment, commercial matters and other areas
  • Workers’ compensation claims on behalf of state, county or municipal employees who have been injured
  • Building inspectors and variances
  • Problems with planning boards, boards of adjustment and zoning boards
  • Licensing boards
  • Prerogative writ actions in Superior Court

Contact a Passaic County False Arrest Defense Attorney for a Free Consultation

Each public entity is different, and we believe each potential claim should be reviewed carefully. The Bergen, Middlesex and Morris counties civil rights attorneys of Sheffet & Dvorin will answer your questions and help you understand your options for filing a claim against a governmental agency or other public entity, or for defending yourself or your entity against a claim. Contact us to learn more.

Bergen County Personal Injury Lawyers

At the New Jersey law firm of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC, we are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of our clients. We concentrate our practice and specialize in obtaining relief for injury victims and their families through personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation claims. We also provide effective legal services in numerous other areas of civil and criminal law.

Our lawyers are experienced, knowledgeable and approachable. Each has more than 20 years of experience and will work hard to get you the best possible result.

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When you are facing personal injury, we will fight for maximum compensation for you and your family.

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If you've been injured on the job, we will stand up to your employer and its insurance carrier to get you the benefits you deserve.

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When a professional's negligence results in injuries to you or your family, we'll hold them fully responsible for their malpractice.

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If a public entity was responsible for your personal injuries, our battle-tested trial lawyers will protect your rights.

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The law firm of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC, serves clients from Bergen County, Morris County and Middlesex County, and many other locations in North Jersey. The firm's clients are located in South Plainfield, Plainfield, Piscataway, Edison, Woodbridge, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Clifton, Hackensack, Paterson, Fort Lee, East Rutherford, Garfield, Paramus, Lodi, Mahwah, Verona, Wayne, Newark, Elizabeth, Dover, Elmwood Park and Woodland Park, and other communities in Middlesex County, Bergen County, Morris County, Passaic County, Essex County, Somerset County, Hudson County and Union County.