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Sue NYPD to make some change!

Hire an experienced civil litigation firm that can make some change for your pocket AND in the system.

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*Results vary. Prior Results do not guarantee future outcomes.

Former prosecutor

95% Success Rate*

Fighting for maximum payout

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The cops violated your rights. Don’t let them get away with it!

Have you been the victim of false arrest or excessive force by the police? If so, you’re not alone, and you don’t have to stand for it.

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Every year, the NYPD pays tens of millions of dollars in lawsuits alleging police misconduct. If you’ve had your rights violated by the cops, then you might be able to get paid too.

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It’s time to fight back.

Our team has the experience and the resources to face off against the NYPD, but above all, we're driven by an unwavering commitment to upholding your rights and getting you paid. With us on your side, you are empowered, you are heard, and, most importantly, you are never alone in this fight.

Find out if you have a case!
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“When bringing a false arrest claim, more minutes in jail can mean more money in your pocket. If you add an excessive force claim, your pockets can bulge.”

-John Paul DeVerna
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Maximize your compensation

Every day we fight the City. We have the experience to get you paid the most money possible*.

*Based on the facts of your case.
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Get paid sooner

Our team has systems designed to move your case faster than the other guys.

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Stress-free experience

Once you complete our onboarding process, we handle your case so you don’t have to.

Why people work with us

Available 24/7 - Contact us any time with questions or concerns.
Low Maintenance - We handle every detail so you don’t have to.
Fast Payment - Our team’s system is designed to move fasters than the other guys.
Experienced Litigator - More than 14 years of experience in the courtroom.
Skilled Negotiation - We fight the City every day and we know how to negotiate with them.
Convenient Service - We come to you!
Max Payouts* - We have strategies designed to get you the most money possible.
Regular Communication - Unlike the other guys, we update you every step of the way.
Dedicated Case Manager - We have a team member dedicated to your case.
Digital Case Management - Everything can be done online for your convenience!
*Results vary. Prior Results do not guarantee future outcomes.
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Frequently asked questions

Do I have a case?

As long as we can show the City is liable for your injuries you have a case.  You also have a limited amount of time to sue, so contact a member of our team to have us file your claim today!

How much can I get paid?

How much you can get paid depends on a number of factors including strength of the claim and the damages that occurred.  Contact one of our team members to learn more about maximizing your cases value.

Is it too late to bring a claim?

It depends.  How long you can wait before you lose out on the opportunity to get compensation from the City depends on what happened to you.  As a general rule you want to get your case started as soon as possible, and filing within 90 days of the incident gives you the best chance of recovering the most money.

How long will it take?

At Sue City we understand our clients want maximum compensation fast so we have streamlined our process to be as efficient as possible.  Many of our clients are receiving checks within just a few months of contacting us.

While we pride ourselves on getting our clients paid fast, if we settle and what we settle for is entirely up to the client.

How much do you charge?

At Sue City we collect one third of whatever payout we achieve to cover our legal fees.  This means the more money you get, the more money we get so we have every incentive to maximize the value of your case.  Remember: you never have to pay us unless we get you paid!

How do I pay you?

You do not have to pay anything until we win for you.  Once we win at trial or accept a settlement on your behalf we collect our legal fees from the award.

The more money you get paid, the more money I get paid, so I have every reason to get you the most money possible.

-John Paul DeVerna

The clock is ticking!

The sooner you call, the faster you get paid and the better your chances of maximizing your compensation*.

*Results vary. Prior Results do not guarantee future outcomes. By providing your cell phone number you agree to receive SMS messages (including text messages), and telephone calls from SUE CITY our agents, representatives, affiliates, or anyone communicating on our behalf at the specific number(s) you have provided to us, with service-related information. Msg & Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to opt out. Text HELP for more info.

In cases against the City, you have to act fast. Sometimes in as little as 90 days! So don’t wait, call or text the number below and find out just how strong your case is!

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