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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.


Fred Brewington Joins NPAP Discussion on How Police Treat People of Color Differently
Fred Brewington, principal of The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington and a member of the advisory board of the National Police Accountability Project (NPAP), spoke with fellow NPAP board members Michael Avery and Stanley King on how police treat people of color differently from whites and how the current policing system needs to be changed.

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A Thank You To Those Who Are On The Front Line And Those Who Laid A Foundation
Beloved Siblings in the Struggle, I remain stoked by the energy we as advocates bring. I was recently interviewed about the position statement issued by the local District Attorney and told her it was vague, lacking in backbone and clearly not an attempt to address the deep societal ills that many of us recognize and push hard for every day. Where we find ourselves today is at a point of understanding that " There had to be People in the Streets to move the People in the Suites" (That’s what I told the reporter).

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Fred Brewington Comments on Local Prosecutors’ Plans for Police Reform
Fred Brewington was interviewed by Newsday for a story on how Long Island’s district attorneys are creating initiatives that would put an end to racial bias and disparities in the justice system and cracking down on abusive tactics employed by local law enforcement.

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Court Allows Slip And Fall Action To Proceed Against Supermarket
Defendant Denied Summary Judgment to Dismiss Complaint
The New York State Supreme Court of Nassau County denied summary judgment to dismiss a complaint, with prejudice, filed by Joyce White, who slipped on snow and ice and fell in front of a Western Beef supermarket. The complaint names Western Beef, Inc.; Western Beef Retail, Inc.; and Western Beef Properties, Inc. as the defendants.

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Coalition On Cop Reform
July 24, 2020 | Newsday

New LI Advocacy Group: We’ll ‘Show You The Way’ To Police Reform
July 23, 2020 | Newsday.com

Residents Want Citizens Complaint Review Board To Look Into Suffolk County Police Officer Accused Of Excessive Force
July 21, 2020 | CBS New York

Family demands justice as Long Island police shooting goes to grand jury
July 21, 2020 | ABC 7 New York

Shirley widow claims Suffolk police used excessive force when they shot, killed husband
July 21, 2020 | News 12 Long Island

Garden City Exits Group That Seeks Funds For Affordable Housing
June 22, 2020 | Newsday

Can Implicit Bias Training Help Overcome Racism?
June 16, 2020 | Popular Science

NYS AG James To Hold Virtual Public Meeting On Police Interactions With Public
June 15, 2020 | News 12

Long Island Police Misconduct Has Complicated Roots
June 12, 2020 | Massapequa Observer

Federal District Judge Arthur Spatt Dies At 94
June 12, 2020 | Newsday

Civil Rights Attorney: Protests Across US Are Coming From A Place Of Pain
June 11, 2020 | News 12

Police Brutality On Long Island Has Many Roots
June 11, 2020 | The Great Neck Record

NAACP Caravan From Mineola To Hauppauge Protests Police Brutality
June 8, 2020 | Newsday

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