In almost every arrest situation, someone - the detainee or their family - feels aggrieved by police. This frequently results in a call to an attorney, both to vent their anger at the situation, and to explore their options for a police misconduct lawsuit based on false arrest, excessive force, or both. What should attorneys be looking for during this initial call?
In this program, David Zelman will help attorneys handle that first conversation, identify the most important questions to ask, analyze the information they are provided, and decide whether a further consultation with the potential client is worthwhile. Attorneys will learn how to evaluate the potential outcome of the case, including the potential settlement value or trial verdict. The program will also discuss how to handle the common request to defend the client in their criminal case as well as representing them in the civil rights lawsuit
This program will benefit people who are new to police misconduct litigation, but will also provide a fresh perspective for attorneys with an existing police misconduct practice.
David Zelman, Esq. is a Brooklyn Attorney admitted in New York State and Federal Courts. Mr. Zelman has been practicing law since 1999 and became involved in police misconduct in approximately 2000. Mr. Zelman does not limit his practice to police misconduct but has extensive experience in all aspects of police misconduct cases. Mr. Zelman has both his own clients and also consults with other firms who request that Mr. Zelman assist in their cases in a variety of capacities.