Henry F. (Hank) Sherrod III, P.C.

Alabama Civil Rights Trial Lawyer

Protecting Civil Rights
for Over 20 Years

(888) 764-4141

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Police Misconduct

Excessive force and false arrest

Are you a victim of police misconduct?

The United States Constitution requires that federal, state, and local police officials refrain from making false arrests and that they use only reasonable amounts of force. A federal law, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, allows individuals whose constitutional rights have been violated by federal, state, and local government officials to seek compensation in court. I represent individuals who have been falsely arrested and individuals who have been subjected to excessive force, including victims of police shootings, assaults, pepper spray, and tasers.

If you believe your constitutional rights have been violated, use my online form or call 888-764-4141 for a free consultation.

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Topic of the Week

Dealing With Distractions

Blogs, texts and apps are just some of the things enticing us to play hooky instead of getting work done. Here are four tips to help you remain focused.


Blog of the Week

Taking Pope Francis' Message Seriously Means Pushing for Worker-Owned, Green Cooperatives

The Pope's visit to the USA this week comes just two months before pivotal UN climate talks that could lead to a global climate agreement. Climate change will be high on his agenda in planned addresses to the UN and Congress, and it is likely that one of his central concerns will be the economy.

Thought for the Week

"You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one."

–Tom Kite

List of the Week

from Brent O'Brian

Just Reading This Will Stress You Out: Top Stressors At Work

  • Misaligned responsibilities
  • Lack of prioritization
  • Time management issues
  • Inappropriate workloads
  • Unrealistic expectations 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. W.Va. court considers immunity in ex-school chief's suit
  2. Metro faces federal takeover
  3. Scottrade says victim of hackers who targeted financial firms
  4. US lab settles age discrimination lawsuit for $37.25 million
  5. Nestle Waters faces law suit over gender discrimination against female employee

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Alabama civil rights, employment, and jail death lawyer Henry F. (Hank) Sherrod III serves clients throughout north Alabama, including the communities of Florence, Huntsville, Athens, Decatur, Cullman, Jasper, Tuscaloosa, Guntersville, and Gadsden.

119 South Court Street, Florence, AL 35630 • Toll-Free: (888) 764-4141 • Toll-Free Fax: (877) 684-0802
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