Who We Have Helped

PetersonDelleCave LLP focuses on bringing civil cases for our clients against Police Officers, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and New York. Our attorneys have extensive experience working for New York City and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Civil rights lawsuits are complex, and you need a lawyer to protect and assert your rights. We treat all our clients with the respect they deserve as we guide them through the process of achieving justice for police misconduct.

“At first I was hesitant to contact a law firm I found on the internet, but from the moment I first visited PetersonDelleCave LLP’s Manhattan office I knew I had made the right choice. Mr. Delle Cave is a friendly, knowledgeable attorney who negotiated with the City’s lawyers and obtained a settlement in my case that exceeded my expectations.”
- J. T.

“From the beginning to the end of my case, Mr. Peterson was kind, understanding, and always available. He always made sure I understood every step of my case. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, responsive, hard-working attorney to represent me against the NYPD.”
- I. J.

Recent Results

False Arrest Cases

HARD-WORKING BUSINESS OWNER ARRESTED AND BATTERED

RESULT: SETTLEMENT

A small business owner was on a well-deserved outing to a bar in Brooklyn when it was raided by the police on an unrelated search warrant. After exiting the bar, our client realized he had left his cell phone inside, and in his attempt to plead with the cops to retrieve it he was first assaulted and then arrested by the police – his previous cooperation meant nothing to them. By negotiating with the City's attorneys, PetersonDelleCave LLP secured an extremely favorable settlement for our client’s injuries.

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Excessive Force Cases

REAL-ESTATE BROKER ARRESTED AND BATTERED

RESULT: SETTLEMENT

A young commercial real estate broker enjoying a casual evening with friends was arrested in the Union Square subway station and charged with possessing an open container of alcohol. During the arrest, our client was beaten by the police in the middle of the station and suffered extensive injuries to his face and shoulder. Having first achieved dismissal of all criminal charges against our client, PetersonDelleCave LLP went further. We gathered the evidence, sought out the eyewitnesses to this clear-cut instance of police brutality, and submitted our client's case. Our client not only emerged without a criminal record, but also received a substantial civil recovery from New York City for the injuries he suffered at the hands of the police.

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