Richmond Civil Rights Attorney

Leading Employment & Discrimination Attorneys in Virginia

If your civil rights have been violated in some way, you have the right to take legal action and remedy the situation. Our federal civil rights attorneys at Airington Law are committed to fighting for our clients’ constitutional rights, whether in the context of racial, sexual, or workplace discrimination.

As a citizen, you are entitled to protection under the law, and anyone who infringes upon your civil rights will face legal consequences. Our firm is led by a diverse team of women attorneys who are deeply knowledgeable about state and federal civil rights law and who are committed to providing quality customer satisfaction. 

Your success is our priority, and we will treat you like family as we work together to strategize your civil claim and fight for legal remedies. Many clients turn to us after firing their previous attorneys, and you can trust that we will handle your case with care, personalized attention, and compassion.

Let Airington Law help protect your civil rights in Henrico and Chesterfield Counties. Schedule an initial consultation by calling (804) 294-2719 to learn more.

What are the Different Types of Discrimination?

Under federal law, it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on certain traits and characteristics like their:

  • Race
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Age (40 or older)

Virginia state law further prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. 

Can you be Compensated for Police Brutality?

Unfortunately, one prominent scenario that racial discrimination often occurs in is police brutality, which occurs when a police officer uses excessive force that causes serious harm or injury. 

If you have experienced police brutality on any grounds, including racial discrimination, we can help you file a police misconduct claim to seek compensation for things like: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Public humiliation

Be aware that the statute of limitations for police brutality claims is 2 years from the date of the misconduct.

Our Firm

Airington Law is a boutique criminal defense and immigration law firm committed to providing justice and high quality legal advice to our clients. Our trusted and passionate lawyers will treat your case with the knowledge, time and care it deserves. Contact our team to learn how we can help, we have been serving clients throughout Virginia since 2009.

Your Rights in the Workplace

You are also protected from discrimination in the workplace as an employee. If you have been discriminated against in the workplace due to a protected trait like your race or LGBTQ identity, you can file a Charge of Discrimination with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days from the date the discrimination occurred. 

With a successful claim, we can help you recover:

  • Placement in a job you were denied due to your race
  • Back pay and benefits you would have received if you had not been denied due to discrimination
  • Compensatory damages (e.g., medical expenses, emotional harm, inconvenience)
  • Punitive damages

If your civil rights have been violated in any capacity, do not hesitate to contact our team at Airington Law for immediate legal counsel. We will foster a welcoming and open-minded office environment for you to feel comfortable in, and we will tailor a unique legal strategy based on your goals for the case. 

The legal field has historically been dominated primarily by men, but our women-led firm of attorneys from diverse backgrounds is here to change convention. We will lend a compassionate and multidimensional eye to your case and provide the quality, client-focused advocacy you deserve.

Whether you have experienced discrimination or police brutality, Airington Law is here to help. Contact us online for a same-day consultation; Spanish services available.


  • “Overall an excellent experience with all the employees . They made everything so simple, kept me updated, and very responsive to my emails. At the time I was living in FL and handled my case without needing me to go their office in VA.”

    - Rocio R.
  • “I trust them 100% since day one, they’ve been excellent on every aspect and they focus on every detail of your case. I will always recommend Airington Law team.

    - Luis M.
  • “Had an amazing experience with this company! Mariam is a great. Stays connected & actually cares about her clients.”

    - Daijah M.
  • “Hiring Airington Law to represent me was the best decision I made. They are extremely thorough, professional, and guided me every step of the way.”

    - J. S.
  • “If you’re looking for representation, this is the office for you. I am ever so grateful for Airington Law. The stress of going through immigration and the difficulties faced I ensure you this team is able to leave you stress free and in good hands.”

    - Shania M.

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