West Coast Trial Lawyers (WCTL) is the #1 ranked personal injury firm in Los Angeles with attorneys who have obtained over $1 billion in settlements and judgments for their clients. Founder Neama Rahmani graduated from Harvard Law School at the age of 22, becoming one of the youngest graduates in the 200- plus-year history of the elite university. Co-Founder Allen Patatanyan graduated from Southwestern University in the top 1% of his class. The practice, founded in 2014, now has a staff of over 100 people.
WCTL prides itself on taking important social justice cases. In this turbulent era of deaths caused by police brutality and the resulting Black Lives Matter Movement, WCTL is on a mission to make sure everyone in the United States is familiar with five laws regardless of whether they have experienced illegal treatment at the hands of law enforcement.
Title 18 of the United States Code is a federal law that makes it illegal for police officers to willfully deprive and/or plan to deprive people of any right protected by the US Constitution.
Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act makes it illegal for law enforcement to discriminate based on race, color, nationality, sex, and/or religion.
Title 34 of the United States Code is a civil enforcement law that is known as the Police Misconduct Provision, which protects against excessive force, false arrests, and unlawful violation of the Fourth Amendment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects individuals with any condition labeled a disorder from police brutality and discrimination.
Lastly, Section 1983 of Title 42 deems it unlawful for anyone acting under state law to deprive another of their Constitutional rights. Know that you do have state and federal protections against police misconduct, and help is out there if you need it.