Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg has, for the past 40 years, been a leader in the fields of civil rights law and criminal defense. Our areas of expertise in constitutional litigation include police misconduct, prisoner rights, search and seizure, and the protection of First Amendment rights.

KRMF Client Byron Halsey Settles Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit for $12.5 Million

Eight years after he was conclusively exonerated by DNA evidence and six years after he started his federal civil rights suit, Byron Halsey, has, as reported in multiple media outlets, reached a global settlement of his wrongful conviction claims totaling $12.5 million. Mr. Halsey was convicted for the November 1985 rape and murder of his […]

Federal Court Issues Strong Opinion Confirming That Citizens Cannot Be Arrested For Videotaping Police

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Judge Gerald Austin McHugh) has issued a timely opinion given, as noted by the Court, “recent events nationally, where videotapes by citizens have proven to be indispensable in bringing to light instances where police unfortunately misused their power.” The Opinion was issued in the case […]