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Civil Rights

Fighting for Your Civil Rights, at Home and Abroad

"Civil Rights" is a call-word with many meanings to many people. With all these understandings of civil rights, the most important point is that individuals in this free society possess certain rights and protections from the Constitution.

Located in Detroit, Michigan, the lawyers at Akeel & Valentine PLC can help secure your civil rights throughout the country. Attorney Shereef Akeel is certified to practice before several state and federal courts. We possess a rich understanding of your rights under the Constitution. Contact us to discuss whether you have a civil rights claim.

Types of Civil Rights Violations

Civil rights violations come in many forms, including:

  • Mistreatment, denial of benefits, and wrongful termination in the course of employment.
  • Discrimination as a result of membership in a certain protected class, based on religious, gender, age, or disability.
  • Torture or other denial of your basic human rights, including human rights violations that have occurred at Abu Ghraib.

Zealously Fighting for Your Constitutional Rights

We are confident and experienced taking civil rights cases to any court, state or federal. Our clients have varied in ethnicity, religious background, gender, and age, and we will fight for you regardless of your affiliation.

Some of the most essential rights afforded under the Constitution include:

  • The right to the free exercise of religion
  • The right to bear arms
  • The right to due process
  • The right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment

If these rights are denied, your civil rights have been violated and we can help you defend these rights.

We have represented not just individuals in their civil rights claims, but agencies, charities, and other organizations, as well.


If you feel your civil rights have been violated or denied, or you have experienced race discrimination, call either our Troy or Dearborn offices, or contact us online today. Our small, boutique size ensures you get the attention and fair pricing you need, and our work ethic and attention to detail ensures that you can stand on level ground with the big hitters.

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Akeel & Valentine, PLC
888 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 910
Troy, MI 48084-4748
Phone: 248-918-4542
Toll Free: 888-832-1706
Fax: 248-269-9119
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Dearborn office
1360 Porter St., Suite 200
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: 248-918-4542
Toll Free: 888-832-1706
Fax: 248-269-9119
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