Mario Gonzalez and his 5 year-old son Deserve Justice

Haddad & Sherwin LLP represents Mario Gonzalez and his son. Mario was killed on April 19, 2021, by police in Alameda, California.

Representing People Fighting for Justice

We represent people in serious injury or death cases involving Civil Rights, Police Shootings and Misconduct, Jail Suicide and Death, Catastrophic Injury, and general Wrongful Death.

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Haddad & Sherwin LLP

Representing People Fighting for Justice

We represent people in serious injury or death cases involving Civil Rights, Police Shootings and Misconduct, Jail Suicide and Death, Catastrophic Injury, and general Wrongful Death.

Haddad & Sherwin LLP Are Named

Northern California “Super Lawyers”

– San Francisco Magazine


  • $12.75 Million for Distraught Inmate’s Slow-Motion Suicide

    In the largest settlement ever against Wellpath, a national for-profit correctional care company, Haddad & Sherwin LLP won a $12.75 million settlement for Katherine Johnson, the sister of Randall Johnson who died in the Shasta County Jail in 2018.  Wellpath agreed to pay $11.1 million towards the settlement, only five days before trial against them

  • $11.5 Million for Inmate Rendered Quadriplegic

    In a groundbreaking case against Stanislaus County and its private, for-profit jail medical provider, Haddad & Sherwin LLP obtained an $11.5 million settlement for a former inmate who walked into the jail able-bodied, and was carried out on a stretcher — paralyzed from the neck down. Our client, who wishes his name to remain private,

  • $8.3 Million for Jail Death — Largest Wrongful Death Civil Rights Settlement in California State History

    After over four years of litigation and finishing the first week of a 10 week trial, Alameda County and Corizon Health, Inc., a national for-profit jail health care corporation, have ended a wrongful death civil rights case by agreeing to pay $8.3 mi...

  • $7.3 Million Settlement for Police Choke Hold Killing

    This local case involved Pittsburg police officers’ use of a carotid hold and choke hold, and other highly injurious force, on video, while Beto Martinez can be heard saying, “I can’t breathe!” much like the more publicized cases of George Floyd and Eric Garner. On the afternoon of July 26, 2016, City of Pittsburg, California,

  • $7 Million for Sacramento Freeway Shooting

    Justice has prevailed in another case of an unjustified police shooting. Civil rights firm Haddad & Sherwin LLP have won a settlement of $7 million for their client, the mother of Daniel Shaham (31), against the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and then-Officer Paul Shadwell. This remains one of the largest settlements in CHP history and

California Civil Rights Attorneys
Oakland / San Francisco / Bay Area

Haddad & Sherwin LLP represents people in cases involving Wrongful Death and Serious Injury, Police and Jail Misconduct, Police Shootings and Killings, Jail Suicide and Jail Death, and Restraint/Compression/Positional Asphyxia by Police.

Recent publicized incidents of police abuse and misconduct unfortunately have led many lawyers to claim they can handle such cases. Some will even contact victims directly to solicit their services, in violation of ethical rules. However civil rights cases involving law enforcement can be highly complicated. Lawyers who are not experienced experts in this work will often lose their clients’ cases to the many special law enforcement defenses and trapdoors that await.

Justice does not rest. Please be safe and well.

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Haddad & Sherwin LLP launch new social justice website, Walls of Justice

After George Floyd’s gruesome murder by Minneapolis police officers in May 2020, uprisings in Oakland resulted in extensive damage to local office buildings and businesses. All over Oakland, windows and doors were then covered with wooden boards. Especially during the pandemic, it looked as though the entire city were deserted. Then street artists began painting beautiful murals on these boards, demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the many other victims of police violence. These artists’ eloquent and powerful demands for reform inspired Julia Sherwin to launch Walls of Justice, an online community and forum to showcase this important art. Please visit Walls of Justice and send us photos of inspiring Walls of Justice near you, to add to this community.

The partners at Haddad & Sherwin LLP are experienced Civil Rights – Trial Lawyers, and national leaders among civil rights attorneys.

Highly rated by their peers, Haddad & Sherwin LLP has won numerous large jury verdicts and settlements for their seriously injured clients. Take a look at their Results, Reforms, and Attorney Profiles on this website.

Meet Our Team

Haddad & Sherwin Team

Our offices are located in downtown Oakland, California. We handle cases throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, and are admitted to practice law in California and Michigan.

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