Barbershop Raid Case Settles for $125,000 After Full Appeals Court Orders Mediation

A civil rights case over a raid on a Florida barbershop has settled for $125,000, leaving unresolved a federal appeals question about whether law enforcement officers can be liable for constitutional violations committed by other officers. The issue was important Read More →

Shayan Modarres Successfully Argues Appeal Before Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Re: Unconstitutional Barbershop Raids

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Shayan Modarres’ argument, and the lower District Court’s decision, that Orange County Sheriffs Office Deputies should be held liable for unconstitutional raids conducted on Black and Hispanic owned barbershops in the Pine Read More →

Client Samuel Fuller Awarded $75,000 In Settlement With Sanford Police Department

We reached a settlement on behalf of our client, Samuel Fuller, with the Sanford Police Department and the City of Sanford. Mr. Fuller was awarded $75,000 stemming from an incident where he was Tased by a Sanford Police officer. Watch Read More →

The Modarres Law Firm Reaches Six Figure Settlement With Seminole County Sheriff’s Office In Excessive Force Lawsuit Against

By Susan Jacobson, Orlando Sentinel 8:02 p.m. EDT, July 3, 2013 The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office has paid $100,000 to two men who were roughed up last year during a traffic stop recorded on a deputy’s dash-cam video, authorities said. The injuries to Read More →

Why Aggravated Manslaughter Of A Child IS IN PLAY In Zimmerman Case

There has been some dispute as to whether Aggravated Manslaughter is in play in the murder trial of George Zimmerman. Many Florida attorneys have weighed in, and I agree with some to a certain extent, but I will attempt to Read More →

4/24/13 The Modarres Law Firm Joins Federal Lawsuit Against Orange County Sheriff’s Office For Illegal 2010 Raids of African-American Owned Barbershops In Pine Hills, Florida

PINE HILLS, Fla. — As many as 14 armed Orange County deputies, including narcotics agents, stormed Strictly Skillz barbershop during business hours on a Saturday in August, handcuffing barbers in front of customers during a busy back-to-school weekend. It was just Read More →