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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.


The Girl Scout Five Bring Whistleblower Suit Against Their Former Employer, Director And Executive Board Members Who Fired Them After They Pointed Out Improprieties And Abuses
At the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington on December 29, Thomas Flanagan, Russell Thompson, Sarah Moffatt, Kyle Grant and Christine Flanagan (The Girl Scout Five), through their attorneys, announced the filing of a federal whistleblower lawsuit after complaining and reporting violations and abuses by the chief executive officer and then being mistreated and eventually fired for making the complaints.

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Fred Brewington Discusses Future of the Justice System after COVID-19
Fred Brewington took part in the New York State Bar Association’s Access to Justice forum on December 14 to discuss how the justice system can be improved in the post-pandemic era. The video can be viewed here.

Diverse, Multi-Racial, Multi-Religious, Multi-Orientation, Bipartisan Collective From Suffolk And Nassau Counties Denounces Hate On Long Island And Signs The People’s Public Proclamation Against Hate
On December 16, 2021, the Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability (LIAFPA) and its allies representing Black, Brown, Asian, disabled, LGBTQ+ and faith-based organizations on Long Island held a press conference and rally at the Centerport United Methodist Church to denounce recent acts of hate, bigotry and bias which have been marked by crimes and violent acts on Long Island.

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Frederick K. Brewington Comments on Results of Ahmaud Arbery Case
Frederick K. Brewington says that justice has been served as a jury found three men guilty in the February 23, 2020 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in southern Georgia.

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NYS Division Of Human Rights Finds Probable Cause Of Racial Discrimination And Harassment Of Black Apprentice Electrician
The New York State Human Rights Division recently ruled in favor of an African-American electrician who claimed that he was racially harassed at his workplace.

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Plaintiff Successfully Appeals Decision on Matter Involving Altercation with Movie Theater Employee
At 10:00 p.m., on April 23, 2011, Plaintiff Victor Norwood, together with six friends, including Melvin Smith, went to the movies at AMC Loews in Garden City, New York. (A. 162). After waiting on line for about 15 minutes to buy refreshments, a verbal dispute arose among Mr. Norwood, Mr. Smith, the Loews manager Eric C. Adams and security personnel, who were contracted by Loews to provide security services.

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Bellone Vetoes Redistricting Map
Newsday | January 27, 2022

Steve Bellone Vetoes Democratic Plan For New Legislative Districts
Newsday.com | January 26, 2022

Redistrict Deal Draws Criticism
Newsday | January 26, 2022

‘Backroom Deal’ On Suffolk Redistricting Raises Ire Of Voting Rights Group
Newsday.com | January 25, 2022

Suit Filed Against Suffolk Girl Scouts
Newsday | December 30, 2021

5 Former Employees Sue Girl Scouts Of Suffolk County, Allege Wrongful Termination
News 12 New Jersey | December 29, 2021

Ex-Suffolk Girl Scouts Employees Seek $35M In Whistleblower Suit
Newsday.com | December 29, 2021

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Girl Scouts Of Suffolk For 5 Alleged Wrongful Firings
Long Island Press | December 29, 2021

Rallygoers Stand Against Hate
Newsday | December 17, 2021

Rally Against Hate In Centerport Draws 200, Speakers Call For Reconciliation And Compassion During Holidays
Newsday.com | December 16, 2021

Centerport Rally Denounces Hate, Seeks Unity
Huntington Now | December 16, 2021

Hidden File Reveals Police Failed To Protect Her From Violent Ex-Boyfriend
Newsday | December 16, 2021

Suffolk Cop Charges With Falsely Claiming In Police Report That Suspect Resisted Arrest
Newsday.com | December 2, 2021

Suffolk Officer Accused Of Falsifying Information In Police Report Faces Possible Prison Time
News 12 The Bronx | December 2, 2021

Suffolk County Passes Police Reforms, Including Widespread Use Of Body Cameras For Over Half Of 2,400-Member Force
Channel 2 News | December 1, 2021

Civil Rights Attorney Frederick Brewington Hails Arbery Guilty Verdicts
Black Star News | November 24, 2021

Blakeman To Keep Ryder As Nassau Police Commissioner
Newsday.com | November 23, 2021

Residents To Vote In Newly Created District In Town Of Islip
News 12 Long Island | October 27, 2021


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