Raleigh Civil Rights Lawyer

Bradley Bannon

Raleigh Civil Rights Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Raleigh Civil Rights Local Legal Authority.

Bradley Bannon

Raleigh Civil Rights Attorney

Raleigh Civil Rights Lawyer

Bradley Bannon

Bradley Bannon is apart of Patterson Harkavy, whose attorneys have committed themselves to advancing the public good. We have litigated class action cases to uphold the rights of voters, government employees, prisoners, and mentally disabled children, and have represented individuals in cases of wrongful convictions, police misconduct, and governmental discrimination.

If you think you have been the victim of a civil rights violation, our attorneys can help defend your rights and obtain the relief you deserve. Contact us today to see if we can help.

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When to Hire a Raleigh Civil Rights Attorney?

It’s often difficult to know when someone has violated your civil rights. While you are likely familiar with the highly public accusations you see on the daily news, everyday violations aren’t always that obvious. Discrimination can be blatant. It can also be so subtle, and it may take the victim by surprise. Once revealed, documenting a violation is often a challenge unless you know what evidence you need and where to find it.

That lack of evidence often prevents victims from presenting a successful discrimination claim. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced Raleigh civil rights attorney. These practitioners are well-trained in revealing critical evidence, analyzing the legal issues, and producing the best outcomes for their clients.

Defining Discrimination

Civil Rights laws delegitimize simple yet insidious patterns of discriminatory behavior. They occur when an entity treats you differently because of who or what you are. Race, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, and other inherent traits often trigger discriminatory behavior.

Discriminatory acts occur in public and private locations. They often happen in situations and at events where institutions, communities, or employers set interaction and behavior standards. Examples include:


  • Workplace: Unfair hiring and promotions, unequal salaries
  • Housing: Inability to choose where you want to live, disqualification for financing, higher mortgage rates
  • Education: Differences in school quality, college acceptance rates, education funding, de facto segregation
  • Voting: Voter suppression, unfair challenges to registration and voting
  • Public: Accommodations: Inability to reserve or rent a hotel room or other accommodations that are open to the public

What Determines Your Civil Rights?

Americans haven’t always had access to many of the rights they now take for granted. Many communities, industries, and legislators have fought against the civil rights gains granted to groups they see as “others.” Notable examples of prominent civil rights issues in the past include:


  • Work environments systematically barred women with small children.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 prevented Chinese immigrants from entering the country.
  • Native Americans were non-citizens until 1924.
  • Aging workers had few protections before Congress passed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • LGBTQ couples only recently gained the legal right to marry.

Since the Civil War, the United States has engaged in numerous legal and legislative battles to ensure civil rights for everyone. The Civil Rights Act of 1875 initially addressed discrimination issues until the US Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 reinstated a number of the original provisions. Other constitutional amendments, Presidential Executive Orders, and Supreme Court rulings also helped redefine and clarify important civil rights issues.

Laws and Courts Can’t Eliminate Civil Rights Violations

Legislation and court rulings can change the laws, but they can’t change institutionalized acts and practices. As with any law, discrimination non-compliance goes unpunished until someone detects and reports it. Non-disclosure agreements, salary confidentiality, unpublished workplace policies, and other agreements help minimize the chances of discovery.

If you believe that an employer, banker, or any other entity has discriminated against you, it’s important to consult with an attorney. An experienced Civil Rights Lawyer in Raleigh understands complex issues involving evidence and legal proof. Raleigh Civil Rights attorneys have worked with clients with a range of discrimination issues. They have advised clients how best to proceed.

Contact a Raleigh Civil Rights Lawyer

The process for presenting a Civil Rights Claim is complicated and time-sensitive. If you believe that you’re the victim of a discriminatory act, you must take action immediately. An experienced Raleigh Civil Rights Lawyer in will provide the guidance you need.

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I highly recommend Brad Bannon from this firm. He is one of the smartest, hardest working attorneys I know. He has successfully and brilliantly handled some of the most high profile, most complicated criminal and professional ethics cases in North Carolina over the past decade, and I would not hesitate to refer any similar cases to him. BradIn addition, his partner Burton Craige is one of the foremost appeals and civil rights attorneys in the State and has an amazing ability to analyze very complicated issues and legislation and present his position in a very persuasive, easy-to-understand fashion. I highly recommend them.
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice, President 2017-2018, Executive Committee 2013-2019

North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee, Advisory Member, 2014-2019

His work has been featured in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized in Best Lawyers In America


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