Our team of experienced attorneys have been representing people from all walks of life against police brutality, especially minorities, who have been unfairly targeted. We are here to get you the justice you and your family deserve.
The prison system in the United States is broken, and unfortunately, those in prison suffer the consequences of our broken system. From prison brutality and sexual assault to denial of medical care and overcrowding, we are here to fight for your loved ones who cannot fight for themselves.
Have you been discriminated against in the workplace because of your race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age? If so, you may be entitled to compensation under state and federal law. Contact our offices for a consultation.

Welcome to Goodman Hurwitz & James

Civil Rights focused

Goodman Hurwitz & James, P.C. was founded in 2007 by civil rights attorneys Bill Goodman and Julie Hurwitz. The firm concentrates on representing victims of police misconduct, prison violations, and discrimination cases along with other areas of practice that emphasize social justice.

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Practice Areas

Police Brutality

Police brutality is when law enforcement uses excessive force that violates the constitutional rights of an individual. Examples of police brutality are physical abuse, false arrest and false confession. Our counselors will advise you of your rights and determine if there is case in which we can pursue a lawsuit.

Prison brutality violations

Prisoner abuse is when a prisoner is under arrest or incarcerated but is being mistreated. This may involve physical abuse, sexual abuse as well as torture. Under the eighth amendment, prison officials have a duty to ensure that prisoners are protected by refraining from excessive force.

Discrimination cases

Our attorneys handle discrimination cases where someone has been discriminated against on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected status. We work for the individuals impacted by discrimination.



Experienced Attorneys

Over 20 years of experience dealing with constitutional rights specifically focused on civil rights violations


Aggressive Litigators

We will fight for your rights because we believe every person deserves equal treatment under the law. 


Advocates for our clients

Our clients come first and we will go the extra mile to make sure your voice is heard. 

Ready To Work With Us?

Contact us now so we can evaluate your case and begin the work. 

Featured Cases

Since 2008, Goodman Hurwitz & James has recovered millions of dollars in money damages for its clients – some cases have led to systemic changes within area police departments or other governmental agencies, including revising police department policies and amending city ordinances. Please browse through some of our featured cases, in the areas of Police Misconduct, Governmental Wrongdoing, and Corporate Misconduct.

Police Misconduct

This is an incredibly challenging area of law, which requires specialized legal knowledge. GHPC attorneys have extensive experience in this area of practice and have been highly successful in navigating different legal barriers.

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Governmental Wrongdoing

We have represented people who have been abused by governmental agents. We have brought forth a class action lawsuit against Governor Snyder and others for their role in exposing residents of Flint to lead and toxins in their water.

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Corporate Misconduct

As with the government, under present law and controlling court cases, Corporations can be sued for violating your civil and other rights. We have presented summaries of just a few of our Corporate Misconduct. Please click read more to learn about these.

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Contact us now for a free consultation!

See our contact info below for more information about our firm and our practice areas and let us start working on your case.

Our Office

1394 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

Contact Us

(313) 567-6170
(313) 251-6068 (Fax) mail@goodmanhurwitz.com

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

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