The civil rights lawyers at Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP have achieved an unprecedented level of success in representing people who have had their lives affected by unconstitutional police or governmental conduct. Our group has obtained over $40 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims of unconstitutional conduct.
We have successfully represented people in lawsuits involving a wide variety of Section 1983 claims, including arrests, seizures, use of deadly force, excessive force, vehicle pursuits, prison suicides and assaults, and unconstitutional takings, and have successfully litigated matters involving claims under the 4th, 5th, 8th and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution. Among other successes, we have obtained a jury finding against Minnesota’s largest police agency of “deliberate indifference” to the use of excessive force by its officers. We have also achieved the largest settlement in the State of Minnesota in a Section 1983 case.
Robert Bennett has been repeatedly recognized by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the civil rights practice area. Andy Noel, Ryan Vettleson, and Jeff Storms have been recognized as “Rising Stars.”