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Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyer

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The overwhelming majority of police officers are good, hardworking men and women who perform their job in a very professional manner. There are, however, a small minority of police officers who either purposely or carelessly cross the line in violating a person’s civil rights. We handle serious police brutality and police excessive force cases.

Examples of Policy Brutality:

  • Beatings leading to broken bones or serious injury
  • Police misconduct including unreasonable weapon use leading to serious injury
  • Improper shootings
  • Unnecessary and degrading strip searches
  • Sexual assault

What is Police Brutality?

Edith Pearce, a police brutality lawyer in Philadelphia and the tri-state area knows and trust has the expertise to handle these cases. To protect your legal rights following police brutality injuries, one of several forms of police misconduct, it is wise to consult an attorney like Edith Pearce. You can call her at 215-839-3210.

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You need an exceptionally smart lawyer that sue police and to handle a police brutality or abuse case because of difficulty in obtaining the evidence and proof necessary. As a member of MENSA, the high IQ society, Edith Pearce is not afraid to take on the largest Defendants, including City and State Police Departments. Unlike the huge firms with dozens of attorneys and many different attorneys handling different aspects of your case, police brutality lawyer Edith Pearce is personally involved in every case the firm handles from start to finish. She genuinely cares about her clients and you will not be treated like just another case or file.

Do I Have a Case?

However, we are very selective in the police brutality or police misconduct cases that we take, normally accepting less than one in every 10 cases that are referred to the law firm. Before we take on a case, there must be (1) an action by a police officer which is unreasonable; 2) evidence of wrongdoing beyond the statement of the victim (there must be a witness or physical evidence); and (3) serious and/or life-altering injury or death. Because these cases are very complex and difficult to litigate, we only take these cases where a serious injury or death has occurred.

Edith Pearce is an experienced Pennsylvania and Philadelphia police brutality lawyer. She has handled police brutality cases against the City of Philadelphia Police Department, various Pennsylvania County Police Departments, and the Pennsylvania State Police Department. The lawyers at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. have received the prestigious Super Lawyer & Rising Star awards and the firm has received the highest “AV” rating for legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s oldest and most respected attorney-rating service.


Damages that a victim or the victim’s family of a serious injury or death caused by police brutality or police excessive force can include: hospital and medical expenses; past and future permanent physical disability, such as a limp, scars, loss of a limb; emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety; grief and emotional suffering caused by the death of a loved one; loss of love and companionship caused by the death or serious injury of a loved one; physical pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life.

To protect your legal rights following police excessive force or misconduct leading to serious injury in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it is wise to consult a police brutality lawyer Philadelphia and the tri-state area residents can count on.

The Pearce Law Firm is dedicated to protecting your rights and obtaining full and fair compensation for you.

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No Recovery/No Fee/ Contingent Fee Cases Accepted

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or died as a result of police brutality or police excessive force or abuse in the Pennsylvania/New Jersey area and is in need of a lawyer, please call us for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Check out what Derrick had to say about us on Avvo:

“From the first consultation to the last mediation, Pearce law firm was personal and informative. I never had ever an issue with contacting them to ask questions and get updates on my case. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a hardworking and trustworthy attorney.”

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