Civil rights and police misconduct litigation is the foundation of Rankin & Taylor.
The vast majority of Rankin & Taylor’s practice involves individuals wrongfully arrested or assaulted by law enforcement or corrections officers. We have represented hundreds of victims of misconduct, resulting in millions of dollars worth of settlements and trial verdicts. Victims of abuse at the hands of officials deserve just compensation for what they have been through, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive everything they are entitled to. We seek to hold New York City and individual officers responsible for senseless acts of violence, false arrest, and wrongful prosecutions. We at Rankin & Taylor recognize that the issues of police misconduct and abuse are more complex than the acts of individual officers. We work tirelessly to hold the New York City Police Department, New York City Department of Corrections, and other law enforcement agencies accountable for the deeply rooted problems in their practices and customs that foster and encourage injustice for many individuals and communities.