DT’s attorneys are well-versed in U.S. Constitutional law, zealously defending fundamental liberties such as freedom of speech and religion, while challenging unlawful government actions. Committed to their oath of upholding the Constitution, they tirelessly advocate against abuses of civil rights by state entities. Leveraging their robust analytical skills and advocacy prowess, DT navigates complex legal processes, whether in negotiations, litigation, or appeals. Through steadfast commitment, DT strives not only to safeguard constitutional rights, but also to ensure violators face accountability and victims receive due compensation.
Free Speech & Press
Freedoms of speech and press are the cornerstones of a functioning democracy. DT has deep experience ensuring the marketplace of ideas remains the most readily available check on abuses of power by governmental entities. Whether the issue is a civil defamation matter or a government censorship campaign, or those cloaked with its authority, DT’s attorneys know the law and are prepared to stand in the gap for clients regardless of political pressure or social popularity.
DT’s team stands ready to provide its clients—whether corporations, issue-centered organizations, or individuals—with careful analysis, informed insight, and practical guidance on any challenge to their rights of freedom of speech and expression. Those who find themselves the target of defamation or false accusations of defamation, censorship, invasion of privacy, or other wrongful restrictions on freedom of speech expression can rely on DT to help them protect and defend their rights.
True freedom and liberty hinge on the ability to exercise freedom of conscience and uphold personal religious convictions. DT’s attorneys champion the protection of these fundamental First Amendment rights. They fiercely guard clients against governmental impositions on physical autonomy, resist enforced provision of services contradictory to one’s deeply held religious beliefs, and advocate for parents’ prerogative in determining their children’s education.
DT’s experienced attorneys combine informed legal counsel, strategic guidance, and zealous advocacy grounded in a deep commitment to defending religious liberty.
Civil Rights, State Action, & Bivens Claims
Individuals and organizations often find themselves on the wrong end of government action that destroys or hinders a valuable economic or social interest. Sometimes, however, that action negatively affects the individual’s or organization’s rights in a way that violates the constitutional limits placed on governmental power. When the government commits a constitutional tort, the victim is entitled to bring what has come to be known as a Bivens action, seeking recompense from the government for injuries arising out of constitutional violations. Other times, nominally private individuals or organizations are in fact functioning as “state actors” cloaked with the power and authority of the government. Along with that power and authority come limitations imposed by the Constitution; a private individual functioning as a “state actor” can be held liable for depriving citizens of their constitutional rights.
DT’s attorneys bring vast experience in managing Bivens claims and state action litigation across a spectrum of situations, ranging from excessive police force cases to “lawfare” suits wherein government entities misuse the judicial system to quell political opposition. DT firmly stands on the fundamental principle that the Constitution’s restrictions on government power and assurance of personal freedoms must transcend politics. DT believes that this principle must be upheld, regardless of the political perspectives associated with any government abuse.
DT’s lawyers are adept at handling a diverse range of civil rights cases, including but not limited to issues such as discrimination, police misconduct, voter rights, freedom of speech and expression, religious freedom, disability rights, and racial justice. DT is committed to advocating for marginalized and underrepresented groups striving to dismantle systemic barriers and prejudices that hinder equal opportunities and fair treatment.
With a deep understanding of civil rights laws, landmark court decisions, and evolving legal landscapes, DT’s lawyers provide comprehensive legal representation and strategic counsel to clients. DT’s team carefully analyzes each case, develops tailored legal strategies, and vigorously pursues justice on behalf of its clients.