For over 21 years Mervyn Lazarus has successfully represented clients whose civil rights were violated by various law enforcement officers, employed by various agencies, including the State of California, Counties of Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino, and the Cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, Riverside, San Bernardino, Indio, Pomona, Ontario, Oceanside, and West Covina. Mr. Lazarus has also successfully represented clients who suffered severe personal injuries, including from a variety of accidents and incidents, including motor vehicle, burns, industrial, construction, elder abuse, and dog bites.
Represented client injured by custodial staff while in prison. Case settled for $500,000 before trial.
Represented client injured by custodial staff while in jail. Case settled for $335,000 before trial.
Represented client subject to unreasonable search and seizure, and then subject to excessive force, being Tased by a police officer. Case settled for $400,000 before trial.