Civil Rights

If ever there was a time to fight back against those who abuse their authority the time is now.  Attorney Daniel A. Marquez can help you take the fight to them.

Has a police officer harassed you?  Have you been unlawfully arrested and incarcerated? Worse yet, have you or a loved one been physically abused, assaulted, injured, or killed by a law enforcement officer?  If you feel powerless to take on the system and individuals that have wronged you, don’t be.  The Law Office of Daniel A. Marquez is here to help you.

Daniel-Marquez-Civil-Rights-Attoenry-El-Paso-TexasWhen those we trust and pay to protect us, abuse that trust then you have an obligation to hold them accountable and may be entitled to compensation.  Get a lawyer on your side who isn’t afraid to take on the system.  There are many routes to compensation and many different legal processes and suits available.  It can be overwhelming and you may think you’ve lost before you’ve even begun.  You need an attorney that is familiar with those options and who can steer you in the right direction.

With his unique and extensive training and experience in the law regarding the Use of Force, Standing Rules for the Use of Force, and criminal justice, The Law Office of Daniel A. Marquez can assist you with:

Civil Rights Claims (42 U.S.C. § 1983)

Federal Tort Claims (28 U.S.C. Pt.VI Ch.171; 28 U.S.C. § 1346(b))

Texas Tort Claims (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 101.001, et. seq.)

New Mexico Tort Claims  (NMSA 1978 §§ 41-4-1 through 41-4-29)

If you feel like your personal liberty, freedom, or Constitutional rights have been violated by a government official, then contact the Law Office of Daniel A. Marquez for a free consultation.

Public Educator Defense

As a former Public Educator, I am personally familiar with the public education system, administration, curriculum and testing requirements, and all of the day-to-day stressors of being a teacher. 
bored and tired woman behid the tableSometimes you feel as if you have no support.  The students or parents have too much power.  Administrators side with parents before listening to your side of the story.  You are being held to a different standard than others.  You are being forced to perform outside of your job description.  You are not being compensated for the extra work that you are required to do.  I have been there and I am here to help you.

One of the worst things that can happen to you as a teacher is to be accused of misconduct and to be removed from your classroom and students or to be placed on a “growth plan.”  The damage that can be done to your professional reputation by a single, uncorroborated allegation can be severe and irreparable.

The teacher disciplinary system in Texas and New Mexico is unlike a court of law and you often do not have the same protections that someone accused of a crime has.  You need an attorney that knows what rights you do have and knows how to protect them.  The Texas State Board for Educator Certification, the New Mexico Public Education Department, and each school district have their owned nuanced rules and procedures for grievances, complaints, investigations and disciplinary action.  Very seldom do these entities or even your own unions give you adequate training or information on these rules and procedures.

If you are a public educator and you feel as though your rights as an employee are being violated, then contact the Law Office of Daniel A. Marquez for a free consultation.