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Civil Rights Violation Cases At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Civil Rights Violations Case Results

Gousse v. Los Angeles Police Department Verdict: $33 million

Haitian immigrant surgeon visiting Los Angeles for medical conference became a victim of excessive force by Rampart police. During unfounded detention, doctor's hand was bound so tightly that it caused severe nerve damage and he can no longer perform surgery.

Rastello v. Torrance Police Department Verdict: $6 million

Settled on appeal: $6.5 million plus attorney fee award of $2.1 million Wrongful death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist killed when a police sergeant, who had been drinking, turned left into the decedent. A violation of civil rights occurred in the attempted cover-up of the incident by the Torrance Police Department.

Mickail Myles vs. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department: $5 million

A jury reached a unanimous $ 5 million verdict against San Diego County and its Sheriff's Department in a federal civil rights trial involving allegations of excessive force and negligent supervision within the organization.

Chao v. Ma Verdict: $3.1 million

Award against defendant who conspired in futile kidnapping and murder attempt of plaintiff.

Miller v. Los Angeles Police Department Settlement: $450,000

Police used excessive force and beat client with a flashlight eleven times after he surrendered.

Harassment Case Results

Andrews v. Marriott Verdict: $55 million

GB&W partners Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr and Tobin Lanzetta, along with Associate Molly McKibben and Co-Counsel Randall Kinnard obtained a landmark $55 million verdict for FOX Sports reporter and TV personality Erin Andrews in her case against the Nashville Marriott hotel for its misconduct. Read the full case summary here.

Doe v. Doe Judgment: $20.7 million

Sexual Assault of college student.

Perry v. Hewlett Packard Verdict: $850,000

Plaintiff was terminated by her employer for complaining about sexual harassment and racial discrimination by her immediate supervisor. After an appeal, the case was settled for $1 million.

Hawkshaw, et al. vs. Federal Express: Action pending

Action brought by five managers at Federal Express facility for sexual harassment and verbal abuse by their immediate supervisor.

For help with your own civil rights violation case, contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler online or call us at (866) 634-4525.

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Awards & Associations

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
  • Best Lawyers
    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
  • Super Lawyers®
    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.
  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.
  • International Society of Barristers
    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

Why Choose Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP?

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