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The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington is a well-respected litigation firm with an office in Hempstead, Long Island. Our focus is primarily in the area of civil rights, voting rights, employment discrimination, police misconduct, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and criminal law. However, the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington is a full- service law firm handling matters in numerous areas of law and providing a wide range of services from contract formation to litigation and trial practice.


Police and Governmental Misconduct Case Verdicts and Settlements

$8.43 million — Excessive force, false imprisonment, unlawful entry, trespass and punitive damages by Police

$7.75 million — Civil Rights and wrongful death action brought by the family of deceased

$2.25 million — Wrongful death case against Police for the shooting death of family member

$1.12 Million — in compensatory damages for the violation of civil rights of a woman who was falsely arrested, humiliated and physically abused for her political views.

$1,000,000 — False arrest, malicious prosecution by Police and brutality by Sheriffs

$600,000 — False arrest and excessive force case against Police

$443,725 — False arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force by Police

$400,000 — False arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force by Police

$298,000 — False arrest, malicious prosecution, excessive force and other Civil Rights violations

Discrimination/Retaliation Case Verdicts and Settlements

$4.7 million — Repeated verbal and physical assaults on Yemeni-American employee, while supervisor failed to protect employee and discipline the assailant

$1.277 million — Race-based attack and serious injury by violent acts against Plaintiffs, who were lured to an isolated warehouse

$1.1 million — Municipal worker brought retaliation case against employer for opposing discrimination

$975,000 — Action by African-American Employee for discrimination in the workplace

$645,000 — Fair Housing and Disability discrimination, retaliation and harassment case by African-American disabled tenant against apartment complex

$570,000 — African-American women sued store and its manager for false arrest and discrimination

$421,000 — for discrimination and retaliation against a Nassau County corrections officer and ordained minister who filed complaints over the lack of proper notice for a promotional exam and was denied personal leave for religious holidays

$360,000 — Cruel mistreatment and unreasonably prolonged, dangerous confinement of the infant plaintiff by school

$330,000 — Fair Housing, housing discrimination lawsuit brought by interracial couple and their child due to the defendant's refusal to rent them a house

$225,000 — Retaliation against College Professor by college officials after serving on a committee designated to review and evaluate the charges of discrimination

$200,000 — Discrimination case for a Nassau County investigator who faced retaliation and intimidation because of his race, religion and sexual orientation after filing complaints for being denied promotions, wrongfully reprimanded and having to endure sexually explicit comments

Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Case Verdicts and Settlements

$2.8 million — Wrongful death, products liability case involving a tow motor accident at a sewage treatment plant

$2.5 million — Medical Malpractice resulting in wrongful death in failing to timely diagnose and treat lung cancer of a 48-year-old mother of four

$1,540,000 — Personal injuries resulting from a fall from a third-story apartment during a fire in a residential building which spread due to inadequate and faulty smoke detectors

$1.43 Million — Personal injury case where plaintiff was injured after being struck by a negligently operated SUV while in the pedestrian crosswalk attempting to cross the street

$1,057,585 — Wrongful death case following a multiple motor vehicle accident which included the explosion of a tanker truck where four fatalities occurred

$650,000 — Suit by patron against company for sexual attack and rape on her by company home service man

$525,000 — Medical Malpractice claim for an injury to the patient's peroneal nerve during a total knee replacement surgery.

The results reached in these cases are each based on their specific facts. The result of each case may differ based on the unique facts of that particular case and the applicable law under which that case will be evaluated.


Police Accountability Advocates Demand Change from Nassau County Executive and Legislators
Members of police accountability organizations gathered at the Nassau Legislature building on December 10, 2020 to protest the upcoming PBA contract, which they call a “breach of trust and an act of paramount non-cooperation” to Governor Cuomo’s executive order on police reform. Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability, Long Island United to Transform Policing and Community Safety, and Nassau County-based NAACP branches were the groups leading the effort to delay the vote on the PBA contract and repeal the SOA contract until the work on police reform has been completed.

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Fred Brewington Named to City & State’s 2020 Long Island Power 100
City & State named Fred Brewington as the ninth-most powerful Long Islander on the publication’s 2020 Long Island Power 100. The list highlights the most powerful political figures in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including elected officials, government appointees, business and labor leaders, academics and advocates.

Mr. Brewington made the list for successfully representing a group of Latinos from the Town of Islip who challenged the town’s at-large voting system and his work with Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability, which is looking for criminal justice reform.

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Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability Call for Nassau County to Come Clean on Police Accountability and Disclose Shocking News on Racial Disparities
On December 1, 2020, Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability (LIAFPA) held a press conference at the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington, where the group disclosed shocking statistics about police actions and racial disparities in Nassau County.

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Fred Brewington Explains “The Three Hs”
Fred Brewington was interviewed in the November 2020 issue of Super Lawyers about how “the three H’s” — hopelessness, hatefulness and helplessness — have resulted in minorities having little to no access to the ballot box on Election Day. In the article, he talked about how Goosby v. Town of Hempstead and Flores v. Town of Islip have resulted in giving more voting power to African-Americans and Latinos, respectively, but more work needs to be done at the national level during the presidential election.

“The major issues of voter suppression and ballot access are clearly on the front line for this time in our history,” Mr. Brewington said. “The need to make sure that polling places are open and available and seeing that people have options to vote seems to be what everyone should endorse. As we look at ourselves in this pandemic, what is it that we need to address to make sure that no more barriers are put up, and those that exist are torn down? That should be the conversation.”

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Fred Brewington Obtains One of the Top 50 Jury Verdicts
Top Verdict listed Fred Brewington of The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington on its list of top 50 verdicts for the year 2019. Mr. Brewington successfully obtained a $2.655 million jury verdict on behalf of a telecom employee in a case involving civil rights violation, hostile work environment, national origin and race discrimination, retaliation, constructive discharge, labor and employment, intentional tort and emotional distress.

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Advisers Quit Over Cop Plan
January 9, 2021 | Newsday

Attorney: Policing Was ‘Night And Day’ For BLM Protestors Vs. Capitol Mob
January 8, 2021 | News 12

Cop Pact Suit Tossed
December 29, 2020 | Newsday

Police Contract On Hold
December 18, 2020 | Newsday.com

The Point: A Victory for Police Reformers
December 17, 2020 | Newsday

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order On Nassau Police Superior Officers Association Deal
December 17, 2020 | Newsday

Suit: Police Pact Must Be Voided
December 17, 2020 | Newsday

Civil Rights Lawyer Files Suit Claiming Nassau Lawmakers Wrongly Passed Police Contract
December 16, 2020 | Newsday.com

More Than 100 Demand Police Reform Outside Nassau County Legislative Building
December 15, 2020 | The Island Now

Protestors: Reforms Needed Before Approval Of Nassau Police Labor Deal
December 10, 2020 | Newsday.com

Police Accountability Group Says Nassau Isn’t Following Reform Order
December 1, 2020 | News 12

Islip Is Making It Easier For Communities Of Color To Be Represented
November 23, 2020 | City & State

The Three H’s
November 2020 | Newsday

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