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Date Published

October 21, 2020


San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association


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In light of the recent events following the death of George Floyd and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, a discussion of how to ensure our communities are safe and hold police officers accountable for unconstitutional acts has taken over the national dialogue. Although both federal and California law provide remedies for victims of excessive force, these cases are challenging, from the initial pleading stage, law-and-motion practice, jury selection, trial, and keeping a verdict on appeal. Attorneys John Burris, David Helbraun, and Matt Kita will outline the law as it presently stands, and offer advice from their experience litigating these cases on how to best represent potential clients through each stage of the process.

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Matt Kita

Matt Kita is a solo appellate practitioner with his home office in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Matt... Read More

David M. Helbraun

David M. Helbraun is a trial lawyer specializing in police misconduct and legal malpractice matters. A 1982 graduate of Yale... Read More

John Burris

John Burris has practiced law for more than 40 years. He is primarily known for his work in the areas of Civil Rights with an... Read More

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How To Plead and Prove Police Excessive-Force Cases
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