Civil Rights | Employment Discrimination



The Law Offices of Timothy P. O’Brien is a private law firm dedicated to the public interest by providing representation to clients in the areas of civil rights and employment discrimination. We have been protecting individual rights in constitutional matters and employment discrimination since 1975. The firm’s mission is to provide leading trial counsel in exposing individual and systemic injustice. In pursuit of this mission, our attorneys strive to deliver a support system putting the client’s interest first through what are often difficult times. We try cases to win, for you, and for justice. If you believe you have been discriminated against in your employment for any reason, or that your civil rights have been violated, call or e-mail us today for a free evaluation of your case.

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Recent News and Filings:

Lawsuit against Police Officer for Unlawfully Arresting Citizen for Recording Him

Settlement for $99,750 against City of Pittsburgh for Use of Excessive Force

Attorney Margaret S. Coleman Speaks with Post-Gazette about Strengthened Pregnancy Discrimination Laws in Pittsburgh

Settlement for $80,000 over SWAT Raid of the Wrong House

Lawsuit against Pennsylvania State Police for Knowingly Prosecuting an Innocent Man

Claim for Disability Discrimination against the City of Pittsburgh over Officer’s ADHD

“I’m not going to shoot you, Brother” – The Heroic Story of Stephen Mader

Settlement for Over $530,000 for Excessive Force Claims against Woodland Hills School District

Federal Lawsuit against Pittsburgh on behalf of Minor for Catastrophic Injuries from High-Speed Pursuit

Former Inmate Settles Excessive Force Case for $1,100,000

Former Chief of Police Settles Case for $600,000

Federal Judge Stops Allegheny County Jail from Interfering with FMLA Rights for Corrections Officers

Attorney Timothy P. O’Brien Speaks with Channel 4 about Transparency in Officer-Involved Shootings

Attorney Alec Wright Named Chair of the Civil Rights Litigation Committee for the ACBA

Current Notable Cases:

Pittsburgh Police Officer Whistleblower Lawsuit against City of Pittsburgh

Discrimination Lawsuit against Westmoreland County on behalf of Marine Reservist

Lawsuit on behalf of Expelled College Student after False Criminal Charges Filed Against Him were Dismissed

Lawsuit filed against Allegheny County Jail for causing Inmate to Undergo Leg Amputation

Lawsuit Seeking to Vindicate Constitutional Rights of Transgender Woman at Allegheny County Jail

Allegheny County Jail and its Warden Discriminate Against Corrections Officers who Properly use FMLA to Refuse Overtime

Failure to Accommodate Disability of Federal Employee

Prison Suicide of 15-Year-Old DOC Inmate

Constitutional Challenge to Lack of Standard for Disability Retirement Program

Representative Matters:

Jury Verdict for $13,000,000 in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

Multi-million Dollar Settlement on behalf of Retired VA Nurses

Jury Verdict in Excess of $1,000,000 in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

Fair Housing Settlement for $1,000,000

Former Inmate Settles Excessive Force Case for $1,100,000

Settlement for $650,000 for Abusive Conduct by Security Guards at Concert

Former Chief of Police Settles Case for $600,000

Settlement for over $530,000 for Excessive Force Claims against Woodland Hills School District

Settlement for $400,000 for False Arrest

Settlement for $175,000 in Lawsuit for Officer who Refused to Shoot and Kill Suspect


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