First Amendment Rights and Retaliation
Coppins Monroe has broad experience providing counsel, training, and litigation services on a variety of constitutional and civil rights issues. Coppins Monroe has successfully represented clients in claims under the First Amendment including defense of preliminary injunctions and suits concerning restriction of, and retaliation for, protected speech, association. Coppins Monroe is an expert in the area of Establishment Clause/Free Exercise jurisprudence. We have represented numerous law enforcement agencies and individuals in claims under the Fourth Amendment for excessive force, false arrest, unlawful search and seizure. We have represented both public and private jails/prisons in claims under the Eighth Amendment for cruel and unusual punishment, deliberate indifference, and medical deliberate indifference. We have represented clients in a variety of Fourteenth Amendment claims from equal protection to due process. We have represented governmental entities in Fifth Amendment takings cases.