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civil rights & employment

TPM specializes in complex civil rights litigation, representing individuals and groups denied fair employment, fair housing, voting rights, medical care, religious accommodation, and disability rights


 

Our firm has been successful in:

 

  • Challenging discriminatory employment practices of the U.S. State Department on behalf of a class of female Foreign Service Officers and female applicants for Foreign Service positions

 

  • Challenging the District of Columbia’s failure to promptly process Medicaid applications and recertifications and to provide legally required medical services to children and newborn babies.  The firm continues to monitor and enforce a consent decree requiring provision of these services

 

  • Challenging the District of Columbia’s systemic failure to provide, and failure to timely provide, special education and related services to three-to-five-year-old children

 

  • Obtaining monetary relief for individuals who have been discriminated against under the Fair Housing Act

 

  • Obtaining monetary relief for individuals who have been denied accommodations due to disability

 

  • Obtaining monetary relief for individuals who have been discriminated against on the basis of race and religion

 

In the area of voting rights, we represented a group of Florida voters in their challenge to the results in the 2000 Presidential Election.  We litigated the case from the district court to the Supreme Court in a matter of days and filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore.