Civil Rights

Your Case Is Our Mission

Goldsboro Civil Rights Attorneys

Representing North Carolinians in Civil Rights Matters

Every American is afforded inalienable rights by the U.S. Constitution. We enjoy invaluable freedoms of speech, freedom to exercise our religious beliefs, freedom against discrimination, freedom against unlawful searches, and other core liberties inherent to our way of life. While the grand majority of people respect and celebrate these freedoms, there exists a small percentage who perpetrate injustice.

At Strickland Agner Pittman, we are dedicated to helping North Carolinians enforce their civil rights and fight injustice in all its forms. We believe that when you do right, everything will work out, and justice will prevail. When you come to us for help, your case becomes our mission. Our experienced Goldsboro civil rights lawyers will carefully review your circumstances, help you understand your legal options, and do everything possible to hold the offending party or parties accountable for their actions. You deserve a team of attorneys who are dedicated, driven, and capable, and we are more than prepared to aggressively advocate for you from start to finish. 


If you believe any of your civil rights may have been violated, contact us online or call (919) 893-0090 to schedule a case evaluation.  Se habla español.


Civil Rights Cases We Handle

Our team at Strickland Agner Pittman is here for you when you have been subject to any type of unlawful mistreatment. Our legal professionals will maintain open channels of communication throughout our handling of your case, and we will ensure you are armed with the knowledge you need to know your rights and feel confident about the legal process. 

Many civil rights violations will require litigation to resolve, and we are not afraid of a fight. We understand how to strategically represent our clients in and out of the courtroom and will leverage the full extent of our firm’s resources when fighting for you.

Our Goldsboro civil rights attorneys can assist you with cases involving:

  • Police Misconduct. When stopped by law enforcement, you should make every effort to comply with their instructions, even if the encounter ends with an arrest. However, there is never an excuse for excessive force, unjustified searches, or discriminatory actions. If you are a victim of police brutality or any other form of misconduct, we are prepared to represent you and seek justice.
  • Jail and Prison Misconduct. Inmates of correctional facilities still have civil rights that must be honored. Sadly, inmates are frequently subject to mistreatment and abuse perpetrated by correctional officers. If you suffered injuries due to a correctional facility’s negligence or deliberate malice, we can help you pursue just compensation. 
  • Employment Discrimination. Under federal and state law, most North Carolina employers cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age (when 40 or over), sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), or disability (including pregnancy). Discrimination covers most forms of adverse treatment, including wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and hostile work environments. If you have been subject to any form of discriminatory treatment at work, our team can fight to hold your employer accountable. We can also assist with cases involving Equal Pay Act violations.
  • Housing Discrimination. In North Carolina, the State Fair Housing Act forbids housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or family status (families with or without children). This law covers transactions and arrangements involving rental units, the purchase of real estate property, housing loans, and property insurance. If you believe you were denied a housing-related opportunity on discriminatory grounds, we are ready to fervently represent you. 
  • Voting Issues. Absent any disqualifying circumstances, no one can deny your right to vote in applicable local, state, and federal elections. If anyone attempts to intimidate you or prevent you from exercising this right, we will explore all of your legal options.
  • First Amendment Violations. If any agent or employee of a government attempts to restrict your right to free speech, right to peacefully assemble, right to operate as a member of the press, or right to express your religious beliefs, we can help you pursue all available legal remedies.

Get the compassionate, solutions-oriented representation you deserve. Call (919) 893-0090 or contact us online to discuss your case with our Goldsboro civil rights lawyers.


Meet Our Dedicated Civil Rights Attorney
Attorney Eric actively practices in both federal and state courts. His practice focuses on employment law, personal injury law, business disputes, and civil rights cases. Eric is active in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and he is a past chair of its Employment Law section.
Attorney Eric Doggett