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Attorneys specializing in police brutality, false arrest, unjust convictions and all civil rights violations.


Our exclusive focus on civil rights gives us an in-depth understanding of the law.


Our attorneys have extensive experience in state and federal jurisdictions.


Our clients have been awarded millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

Brett H. Klein, Esq.

Brett H. Klein, Esq.

Brett Klein has represented countless victims of government abuse and corruption, including wrongful and unjust convictions, victims of prison rape, excessive force and unlawful strip searches. He has extensive experience representing clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, orbital fractures, broken jaws, emotional distress and more at the hands of police and corrections officers.

Mr. Klein is a member of the Eastern District of New York's Committee on Civil Litigation. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Council, the National Police Accountability Project, and the New York City Police Roundtable.

Mr. Klein was co-founder and partner of Leventhal & Klein, a civil rights law firm in Brooklyn, New York, from 2004 to 2015.

Brett Klein is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern Northern and Western Districts of New York, as well as in the District of New Jersey.

Lissa Green-Stark

Lissa Green-Stark

Lissa Green-Stark is an accomplished litigator with extensive experience representing prisoners and victims of police misconduct in civil rights matters, including individuals who have suffered false arrests, malicious prosecutions, and been victims of excessive force at the hands of police and correction officers. Ms. Green-Stark possesses considerable trial experience, appellate experience, including arguing before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a skilled legal writer.

Prior to joining Klein Civil Rights, Ms. Green-Stark, worked at founding partner Brett Klein’s former firm, Leventhal & Klein, LLP, a civil rights firm in Brooklyn, and prior to that worked as a public defender, where she gained extensive experience defending individuals in criminal matters.

Lissa Green-Stark earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where she served as an Editor for the Public Interest Law Journal and as a board member for Boston University School of Law’s Public Interest Project. Ms. Green-Stark is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.