Kaplan & Grady has two primary practice areas: commercial litigation and civil rights. Within civil rights, we are especially focused on constitutional damages cases on behalf of incarcerated individuals who suffered a serious injury or died in custody.
We have found this pairing of practice areas to be complementary. Cases involving a death in custody, for example, include a wide range of challenging legal issues, voluminous discovery, an array of experts, and defendants that include senior government officials and the executives of private companies that provide healthcare at correctional facilities on billion-dollar contracts. The skills needed to effectively develop and win these cases are no different from what is required in complex commercial matters.
Our experience in these cases also supports our commercial practice. We are skilled at litigating efficiently and passionately as plaintiffs with a constitutional cause, and we bring that edge to our business matters, where the life or health of a business, rather than an individual, may be at stake.