Eastern Maine Law represents victims of government misconduct. Our clients include police misconduct victims, inmates, students, government employees, and government services recipients. Examples of situations where constitutional rights are implicated include:

  • Infringement on freedom of speech and expression
  • Religious freedom, both to exercise or not
  • Equal protection, including race or sex discrimination
  • Due process
  • Racial profiling
  • False arrest
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Excessive force
  • Unreasonable searches
  • Cruel, unusual punishment

We can resolve cases early, or they may go to court. Sometimes cases go all the way to trial, but that is up to you. Eastern Maine Law is ready and willing to go to trial when necessary.

The courtroom is not something to be feared or avoided. A trial is an opportunity for a case to be heard. A calm, tenacious advocate, John Gause embraces each opportunity to bring a client’s case to trial.

A successful outcome is one in which the client walks away feeling their rights were vindicated and they feel fairly compensated for the wrong they suffered. John’s goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for each client.

Almost all of the cases we handle are on a contingency-fee. That means that the attorney’s fee comes out of the recovery in your case. Instead of charging you upfront, if there is no recovery in a contingency-fee case you do not owe us anything.