LGBT Rights

In March, 2001, Haddad & Sherwin achieved California's first mandatory training and curriculum to combat homophobia and abuse in public schools.  In the same case, Haddad & Sherwin also won a $500,000 jury verdict, plus a finding for punitive damages, for an African-American high school teacher who was disciplined by his school district, because he spoke out for the rights and safety of gay and lesbian students and staff at San Leandro High School. The case settled after trial for over $1.1 million.

Haddad & Sherwin also successfully represented a transgender man who was subjected to a strip search by police who questioned his gender, obtaining vindication and a six-figure settlement for him.  In the course of this case, the San Francisco Police Department improved its policies and procedures for transporting and jailing transgender people.

We support the LGBT community.  We support the fundamental right to marriage for all.  We will fight for dignity and liberty for all.

Contact us  today to get a free consultation with an experienced, Oakland-based police misconduct attorney.  We handle cases throughout California, including the Bay Area, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, North Coast, Central Coast, Central Valley, and more!