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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.


Long Island Latinos Win Major Settlement in Federal Voting Rights Case
On October 14, 2020, Long Island Latino plaintiffs reached a significant settlement in a federal voting rights case, Flores v. The Town of Islip, in which they demanded equal representation in Islip.

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Frederick K. Brewington Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers List for Eighth Consecutive Year
For the eighth year in a row, Frederick K. Brewington of The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington has been selected to the list of New York Metro Super Lawyers. He was recognized in the practice areas of Civil Rights, Criminal Defense and Employment Litigation: Plaintiff. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Mr. Brewington has been named to this exclusive list since 2013.

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Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability Caravan to Demand Action on Police Reform
Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability (LIAFPA) and its allies formed a caravan in their cars to the Nassau County Supreme Court on October 11 to demand that County Executive Laura Curran take action on police reform. This caravan took place in lieu of a traditional march to abide by social distancing guidelines.

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Fred Brewington Profiled for The Atlantic's "The Firsts" Series
The Atlantic interviewed Fred Brewington as part of its five-part series "The Firsts," which profiles children who helped desegregate America's schools. Mr. Brewington remembered, as a nine-year-old boy attending Lindner Place Elementary School in Malverne, how he and his mother had to map out his route to school so he could arrive there safely as the school became desegregated. "She told me to be on my best behavior and not to walk on anybody's lawn, because remember they don't want you over there anyway," he said.

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Vote for Fred Brewington and the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington!
The Long island Press has announced that Fred Brewington and The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington have been nominated for its Best of LI 2021. Mr. Brewington has been nominated for Best Lawyer and The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington has been nominated for Best Law Firm.

Voting ends on December 15. To vote, click here. Scroll down to Best Law Firm and click on The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington, then click on Best Lawyer and choose Fred Brewington.


Court Settlement Means Latinos Could Win A Seat In Islip: Experts
October 26, 2020 | Newsday

Latinos, Dems ‘At Long Last' Could Win Seat In Islip, Experts Say
October 25, 2020 | Newsday.com

Suffolk Officials Call For Reforms On Traffic Stops
October 21, 2020 | Newsday

Vehicle Stops In Suffolk County Had Racial Disparities, Report Says
October 21, 2020 | Fox 5 New York

Reforms Coming To Suffolk County Police Department After Independent Study Finds Bias In Traffic Stops
October 20, 2020 | CBS New York/WLNY-TV 55

LI Cops Stop And Search Black, Hispanic Drivers At Higher Rates Than White Drivers: Report
October 20 | News 4 New York

Bellone: Unequal Treatment Of Minorities In Traffic Stops ‘Unacceptable'
October 20, 2020 | Newsday.com

This Week's Biggest Winners & Losers
October 15, 2020 | City & State

Latinos in Long Island Win Major Settlement In Federal Voting Rights Case
October 15, 2020 | Black Westchester

Islip Town Latinos Hail Suit Settlement
October 15, 2020 | Newsday

‘Someone Who Looks Like Us:' Islip Latinos, Their Advocates Hail Deal In Voting Rights Case
October 14, 2020 | Newsday.com

Latinos, Islip Town Reach Tentative Settlement In Federal Voting Rights Case
October 9, 2020 | Newsday.com

Latinos, Islip Have Deal In Voting Rights Case
October 10, 2020 | Newsday

Election Bias Lawsuit Begins
October 1, 2020 | Newsday

The Atlantic Daily: The Firsts
October 1, 2020 | The Atlantic

Opening Arguments Begin In Suit Brought By Hispanic Residents
September 30, 2020 | Newsday.com

"Big Systemic Racism": Latino Voters' Lawsuit Against Long Island Town Heads To Court
September 30, 2020 | Gothamist

Opening Arguments Begin In Case That Alleges Islip's Voting System Is Discriminatory
September 30, 2020 | News 12

The New York Town That Tried To Stop Desegregation
September 29, 2020 | The Atlantic

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