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Atlanta Civil Rights Lawyers

We Fight for Victims of Police Brutality, Wrongful Imprisonment and More

For all the progress we have made in the United States as far as giving everyone their deserved liberties and freedoms, there is still an upsettingly high number of civil rights violations occurring each and every day. At The Merchant Law Firm, our Marietta civil rights attorneys are not about to sit down and allow such injustices to go by unnoticed. If you have been the victim of civil rights abuse, you need to contact us as soon as you can!

Attorneys John B. Merchant III and Ashleigh B. Merchant – a husband-and-wife team – have become two of the most well-known civil rights attorneys in Metro Atlanta for their steadfast dedication to their clients, and for what is right. Recently, they made headlines after accepting a case in which a former United States Army soldier was wrongfully arrested and held in custody, including time spent in a mental institution, for nearly a year.

In a bold yet respectable move, they have decided to sue local state and federal officials on the man's behalf in an attempt to seek justice for him and to prevent such horrible violations from happening again.

Ashleigh & John Merchant on WSB-TV discussing a wrongful arrest case

Other impressive accolades and accomplishments our team has achieved include:

  • "Superb" Avvo ratings
  • Extensive list of appreciative client testimonials
  • Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
  • Nearly 20 years of combined experience

You deserve better treatment than the government has given you! Call (404) 828-0969 today!

Examples of Civil Rights Violations

We rely on the government to treat us each fairly, and provide for us when necessary. After all, this is the role of the government at its core. Law enforcement officials especially need to always act properly and unbiasedly, as they can exert immediate and powerful force against United States citizens. Unfortunately, they are most often at the center of civil right violation stories.

Civil rights violations come in many varied forms, such as:

  • Abuse while incarcerated
  • Failure to protect or intervene
  • False arrests
  • Police brutality
  • Prohibited from peaceful protests
  • Prosecution without probable cause
  • Section 1983 claims
  • Taser abuse cases
  • Unlawful search and seizure
  • Unlawfully-extracted confessions
  • Violations to due process
  • Wrongful convictions

One glance at this incomplete list of possible civil rights violations makes it immediately clear why it is so important for everyone to stand up for their liberties at all times. At our law firm, we believe that we must always be vigilant and challenge anyone who would try to strip away our freedoms or abuse our livelihood, even if the offender is the government that should be protecting us.

Today is the Day to Take Action

It is understandable for you to feel hesitation after you have had your civil rights violated by an arm of the law. Your first instinct might be to believe that no one can defend you against such an intimidating force. Our Marietta civil rights attorneys are here to tell you that this is simply not the case, and we would like to prove that to you by representing you and your case.

Your future freedoms could depend on the next steps you take! Contact us today and request a free initial consultation!

Why You Should Entrust Our Firm:

  • Respected Legal Commentator

    Ashleigh Merchant is frequently featured on local and national news media, where she is asked to share her commentary on major cases.

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Ashleigh Merchant

    Included in the 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ edition. This list is compiled after thorough peer reviews and nominations.

  • Repeat Rising Star Winner, John B. Merchant

    Named among the Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ for 2009 through 2011. The list includes 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

  • Earned "Superb" Ratings on Avvo - 10.0

    Both our attorneys have earned the prestigious 10.0 Superb score on Avvo, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive.

Former Client Testimonials

  • “Sending a thank you to Ashleigh...”

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  • “She was an aggressive advocate for my case...”

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  • “Jennifer and Ashleigh were always there to listen to my concerns and genuinely cared about my son and his case...”

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  • “Ashleigh was instrumental in helping me settle and dismiss my charges...”

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  • “Ashleigh is easy to talk to and compassionate, she treats you like a personal friend...”

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  • “Ashleigh is a top appeal attorney...”

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  • “Merchant Law Firm are so easy to talk to and they always answer my questions...”

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  • “She successfully helped me avoid jail and a DUI charge...”

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  • “I will definitely be providing great reviews as well as referring anyone who may ever need help in this area of problems...”

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  • “Ms. Merchant always made me feel like my case was a priority for her...”

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  • “Ms. Merchant was fierce when she argued my case...”

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