Main Practice Areas
Our lawyers are highly sought after for their skilled and compassionate representation of family members and victims of wrongful death or serious injury due to jail or prison-related mistreatment or neglect, police shootings, and other forms of police brutality. We have obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the country for victims of these civil rights violations.
Based in Seattle, the attorneys at Budge & Heipt have won substantial verdicts and settlements against police departments, jails, prisons, private jail companies, and private correctional healthcare companies. Because our work involves violations of the U.S. Constitution, our lawyers have handled these cases in federal courts across the nation. We have handled wrongful death and serious injury cases involving in-custody deaths in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, Washington, Tennessee, Arkansas and elsewhere, and we routinely review cases from other states as well. Our attorneys have obtained more than $120 million in settlements and judgments against counties, cities, states, and corporations.
We invite you to learn more about our focus on cases involving wrongful death in jail and prison, police brutality, excessive force, and other neglect and abuse cases by clicking on the links above. Please contact our office online or by telephone to discuss your case. There is absolutely no cost or obligation to do so.
In addition to our work involving police misconduct, excessive force and abuse or neglect in prison or jail cases, we have additional experience achieving justice in other areas.