Lawyers For The People

Specializing in Police Brutality, Civil Rights and Personal Injury

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Results For The People We Don’t Just Talk About Results. We Get Them.

$21 million

Mondragon v. City of Fremont

In June 2022, Adanté Pointer & Patrick Buelna won a $21 Million Jury Trial Verdict for the family of Elena Mondragon, who was shot and killed by Fremont police officers when she was sixteen years old.

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Lawyers For The People

We give our clients a chance against large institutions like the police, government, corporations and insurance companies, because we have seen how helpless these groups can make people feel.

Lawyers For The People are proud to represent people that have been involved in cases of Wrongful Death, Police Violence, Racial Discrimination and Unlawful Employment Termination, and traumatic Personal Injury cases. We focus our attention in representing citizens throughout California.

Many attorneys can display signs of so-called experience, but fail to properly represent you in high impact cases. Case that deal with law enforcement, the government, corporations and large insurance companies can be highly complex. If you want to have a successful case resolution, we encourage you to contact our attorneys at Lawyers For The People. Dealing with an inexperienced attorney is something you can’t allow yourself to go through.

Track Record of Successful Cases

Lawyers For The People have secured many of the largest trial verdicts and settlements in our practice areas, because we are committed to getting the best result for each one of our clients, including a recent $21 million verdict in 2022 and $6 million verdict in 2021.

So, if you or a loved one has been victimized by the police, a company or injured in an accident, talk to us, we offer free legal consultations. We have a diverse, award-winning staff ready to help you.

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To contact us, please take the time to fill out the information below or contact us immediately at (510) 929-5400.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

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“Law interested me because I always saw it as being a tool to equalize society so that the West Oaklands of the world could have the resources like the Piedmonts or Beverly Hills of the world.”

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Our Practice Areas

Our practice is professional, focused and experienced. We will not stop fighting for the people until justice is served.
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What People Are Saying About Us

Recent Client Reviews & Testimonials

    “Patrick is a fantastic lawyer. He worked hard for over a year to secure me a fair settlement and hold those who harmed me accountable. I would recommend highly recommend him and would use him again if the need ever arises. Thanks Patrick and Lawy...

    Ryland Stamey

    “Very friendly & the attorneys are very well rounded!”

    Michele G.

    Great job and are reliable

    Barbara W.

    “Winner. Great job Patrick.”

    Anon

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Meet The Team

Our team of experienced trial lawyers are ready to take on any large institution. We have secured many of the largest verdicts and settlements in our practice areas due to our commitment to getting the best possible result for our clients. Learn more about our lawyers here.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the common questions clients ask us are:

Public Vs. Private Property: Your First Amendment rights are strongest in public areas such as streets, sidewalks, and parks. On private property, these rights are subject to the owner of the property. You are allowed to protest on sidewalks and streets, so long as you do not block traffic from cars or pedestrians.

Photography & Videography of Protests: Similar to the rules above, the use of photography and videography is allowed in public spaces so long as you are there legally. On private property, these rules are subject to the property owner.

Use Of Force & Dispersal: In the event that police believe that a protest may become violent or lead to other criminal activity, they may issue an order of dispersal. This is viewed as a last resort for police officers. The danger must be clear and present, and police must follow a protocol for how they carry this out.

Protestors must be given a reasonable opportunity to comply with the dispersal order as well as clear directions. They must be given plenty of time to safely leave, as well as a clear path to exit. If police officers don’t follow these rules or use excessive force, there could be grounds for a civil rights case.

Tear Gas & Pepper Spray Injuries: Police often use these items to thwart protests, however, they must abide by the protocols of use for both. The use of either of these deterrents can cause serious damage if used negligently. For victims of tear gas use, there can be severe and sometimes permanent damage to the eyes.

Pepper spray victims can also have permanent eye damage. Both deterrents also can cause damage to people with respiratory problems or possibly be fatal in serious cases of negligence.

Rubber Bullets: The damage from rubber bullets can be extremely dangerous. Their devastating damage has led to a significant outcry for their banning as a deterrent for pr

Seek Medical Attention (If Necessary): Lawyers For The People always advocates seeking medical attention immediately if you have been injured during a protest. A doctor can help document your injuries and get you on the path to recovery.

Gather Evidence: To improve a potential civil rights claim, gather as much information as possible during and after an incident.

  • Names, badge numbers, and police car numbers of any involved officers
  • Contact information for witnesses or other victims
  • Take as many photos and videos as you can

LFTP in the Community

Our community will always remain strong as long as we remain united together. The fight against injustice can only happen with the support of a strong community, and we are committed to giving back to the people.
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