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Civil Rights Section


“My goal for the section is educate the bar on how to identify civil rights violations and potential causes of actions. We all know that there’s a potential claim when a driver runs a red light, a doctor operates on the wrong limb, or a loose dog bites a pedestrian. But what about when a jailer refuses to provide medical attention to a prisoner? Or a police officer puts you in danger? The viability of a civil rights claim is often less clear than the traditional case. My goal is to help the Detroit Bar clear the fog around civil rights cases.” —Jonathan R. Marko

To join the Civil Rights Section:

  • New Detroit Bar Members:  Select Civil Rights Section when completing your online membership application
  • Current Detroit Bar  Members:  Log in and select Civil Rights from the Sections portion of your profile


Jon Marko
1300 Broadway Street
Fifth Floor
Detroit, MI  48226