Harleigh Tensen is a criminal defense and civil rights attorney. She received her J.... more
Harleigh Tensen is a criminal defense and civil rights attorney. She received her J.D. from New York Law School in 2012, and her B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, where she double-majored in Government and Religious Studies. After graduating from law school, Harleigh joined Siegel Teitelbaum & Evans LLP, where she gained extensive litigation experience in a wide range of civil rights cases... view profile
A civil rights attorney helps protect the personal rights granted to you by the government. When someone violates those rights, a civil rights attorney can help you make them stop these violations, or repay you for any damage they have done to you. Your civil rights are spelled out in federal and state constitutions and in discrimination laws. In fact, civil rights attorneys are sometimes called discrimination attorneys because they frequently handle cases involving a person being treated differently based on gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.