'Huge paycheck available' is going to get you the kind of lawyer who is going to take YOUR case after a close review. Best option, reach out to civil rights attorneys in your area--lay out the facts, stay away from the hyperbole--it’s a red flag that something isn't right--many attorneys will pass on your case facts just because of the approach.
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First of all, unfortunately, this forum doesn't really function as a jobs bulletin board, so you may not get much in the way of a response to your post. You will have to take the initiative and contact attorneys to find one to represent you.
Also, I doubt if you are going to find a pro bono attorney for your case and many Civil Rights attorneys only take cases with significant value to them, however, my understanding has always been that most Civil Rights attorneys take their cases on the basis that if they prevail they are awarded attorney’s fees that have to be paid by the defendants. The Civil Right statutes are set up that way to encourage attorneys to provide representation. In fact, attorney fee awards can include increases in the amount awarded based upon factors like the complexity of the case. On that basis, if you have a viable claim you may be able to find a Civil Rights practitioner to represent you.
Use the Find a Lawyer tab on Avvo to begin your search for attorneys. You should also be aware that in my experience public agencies often aggressively defend these types of cases....
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This is a general information forum. If you are looking for an attorney, it is best to use the find a lawyer tab above. You have pending criminal charges and want to find an attorney to sue the government. You have to take care of the criminal case before you can even think of suing.
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