Attorneys Focusing on Wrongful Death and Serious Injury Due to Police Brutality and Jail/Prison Misconduct
Category: Budge & Heipt in the News
Due to the important nature of the jail and police cases we handle at Budge & Heipt, our cases are frequently profiled or discussed in the news. In addition, journalists and reporters often seek to interview Ed Budge and Erik Heipt about our views on civil rights violations, including wrongful death or catastrophic injury by police or in jail or prison. Please take some time to read about our firm and our attorneys in the news, and review our blog to learn more about our firm and issues surrounding the cases we take.
The Virginian-Pilot is reporting about the need for accountability in cases relating to deaths of mentally ill inmates in American Jails. The article quotes Budge & Heipt attorney Erik Heipt, who comments on the need for thorough investigations of jail deaths. From the Virginian-Pilot, December 13, 2018: The biggest obstacle to reforming how American jails […]
Dallas ABC affiliate station WFAA is reporting on deaths in for-profit jails run by LaSalle Corrections. The story includes information on the case of Michael Sabbie and features an interview of Erik Heipt, one of the attorneys for the Sabbie family: Jailed to death: False paperwork, deaths widespread in N. Texas for-profit’s jails Families say their […]
The Tri-City Herald is reporting on a federal lawsuit filed by Budge & Heipt arising from the death of 18-year old Marc Moreno in the Benton County Jail. The 26-page lawsuit names various entities that contracted to provide mental health and medical services for Benton County inmates, and follows a $1.2 million settlement paid earlier […]
The Seattle Times is reporting on one of the largest excessive force settlements paid in Washington state pre-trial: $1.75 million for the January, 2017 shooting of Jeremy Dowell. The case was handled by Budge & Heipt. From the October 3, 2018 Seattle Times: Lynnwood pays $1.75M to family of man shot by police officer Originally […]
The Virginian-Pilot has published an extensive article on the problems associated with housing mentally-ill individuals in jails, and the brutal treatment they too often receive there. The article, from August 23, 2018 features input from attorney Ed Budge at Budge & Heipt. Read the Article.
The Huffington Post has published an article discussing the U.S. Justice Department’s delay in releasing important data concerning deaths that occur in jails nationwide. The article, which is dated July 13, 2018, explains that this delay prevents the public from gaining access to reliable data concerning jail mortality. Budge & Heipt attorney Erik Heipt is […]
The Washington State Association for Justice has published an article by attorney Ed Budge in the June, 2018 edition of the Trial News. The article, which relates to new legal standards in cases involving inadequate medical care in jail, is reprinted below: Medical Neglect in Jail: The Ninth Circuit Widens the Door to Section 1983 […]
The Seattle Times is reporting on an excessive force case being handled by Budge & Heipt. The case involves a 2017 fatal police shooting that occurred in Lynnwood, Washington — a suburb of Seattle. From the May 14, 2018 Seattle Times: ‘I believe the officer murdered the young man’: 12 witnesses dispute Lynnwood officer’s account […]
In a matter related to a case being handled by Budge & Heipt on behalf of the estate of a man who died in the Milwaukee County Jail, Milwaukee County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Armor Correctional Health Services, the company that contracted to provide health care services to inmates at the jail. The […]
"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."
A highly skilled trial attorney with more than 20 years of litigation experience, Ed has won some of the highest verdicts and settlements in the country for victims of police brutality and jail/prison abuse.
A veteran courtroom litigator with over two decades of trial experience and a passion for civil rights, Erik has won multiple verdicts and settlements in high-profile police brutality and jail/prison misconduct cases.