About Our Firm
One race. One community. Creating a better tomorrow for everyone. That is the slogan for Nexus Derechos Humanos, Attorneys for Civil and Human Rights. But to understand that slogan, you must understand that every day, our attorneys strive to create an environment throughout the entire country that respects the inherent worth and dignity of all people.
To accomplish that goal, we litigate civil, constitutional and human rights cases, because we see no separation between those concepts—they’re all entwined. We believe that successful litigation in these areas force administrators, politicians, and courts to create policies and laws that create real world respect for peoples’ dignity and lives. We’ve obtained these results.
Our cases range from human beings incarcerated in jails and prisons, to persons shot down by law enforcement officers, to people discriminated upon in their work place, or by private sector businesses, to persons taking on big corporations such as the trucking industry and banking industry.
In prison cases, we focus on the U.S. Constitution’s Eight(h) Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment, a fundamental right that is also a part of the American Convention on Human Rights; the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and numerous other regional and international treaties and agreements.
In the prison context, we litigate excessive force claims and claims of deliberate indifference to the safety and medical needs of inmates. When necessary, we file class actions such as our pending class action based on failure to provide Hepatitis C medication to inmates, and on offering reduced misdemeanor jail time in exchange for vasectomies (for men) and Nexplanon injections (for women).
We also take on conditions of confinement cases, which permits us to tackle broad social issues such as access to adequate food and clothing, which are two essential aspects of dignified living covered not only by our Constitution, but also by the Intentional Convent on Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights, a treaty signed by nearly every country in the world.
Outside of the prison context, we tackle the tough cases that address real problems within vulnerable communities. Currently we have multiple deadly force shooting cases, in which unarmed men of color have been killed for no sensible reason. We litigate false arrest cases in which people have been arrested based on no probable cause to justify their arrest. Notably, we have also represented courageous law enforcement officers who have “blown the whistle” on corrupt conduct within their department.
We handle employment cases as well, such as First Amendment retaliation cases under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983; Title VII discrimination cases; Americans with Disabilities Act cases, and much more. We practice all over the county, with offices in Virginia, Georgia, Florida, New York, Texas, Colorado, Utah, California, and the Washington D.C. Metro area; we travel to little known places such as Dublin, Georgia and White County, Tennessee and Verona, Virginia—to litigate for vulnerable people facing powerful and intimidating institutions and companies.
Our law firm is proudly funded by Nexus Services, Inc, a company that also funds the nation’s largest pro bono immigration law firm, Nexus Caridades, Inc, while also taking on numerous humanitarian endeavors across our country.
If you are a person who has been injured by a government official or private company such as an employer, call us for a free consultation.