Michigan's Best Civil Rights and Police Misconduct Attorney: Brandon McNeal
- posted: Aug. 16, 2023
1. Briefly describe your role at Khamo Law PLLC? Role?
My current caseload is primarily focused on civil rights, police misconduct, and criminal defense.
2. Why are you passionate about Civil Rights law?
My passion for Civil Rights law was sparked when I was 8 years old and I witnessed my grandfather get unlawfully arrested by police officers in a case of mistaken identity. He was falsely imprisoned for weeks before the police realized that they arrested the wrong person. This first-hand experience made me realize the tremendous emotional toll that these types of cases have on the falsely accused and their family members. Helping people who find themselves in these types of unfortunate situations brings me a tremendous amount of satisfaction and gratitude.
3. What are some of your greatest challenges and accomplishments?
My greatest legal challenges is fighting to defeat qualified immunity, which is a legal doctrine that protects police officers from liability even when they violate the Constitution. It is a tremendous hurdle in the majority of Civil Rights cases that I handle.
My greatest accomplishment was my first civil jury trial, which also happened to be the very first jury trial in Wayne County after the COVID-19 pandemic. In that case, I helped a very desrving client obtain a $1.1 million dollar award when the Defendants' best offer was $30,000. The case involved a police officer rear-ending my client's vehicle while the officer was texting and driving. To make matters worse, the officers made disparaging comments against my client on the scene and tried to cover-up what happened by placing her as the "at-fault" driver on the traffic crash report.
4. What are you currently most excited about?
I'm currently most excited about obtaining justice for a client who was falsely arrested for trying to return a credit card to who she was led to believe was the rightful owner. I've already successfully defended her against the criminal charges by receiving a directed verdict. The judge in that case called the charges against my client "absurd, ridiculous, and wrong." Now, I'm looking forward to successfully representing her in civil litigation.
5. What are your hobbies or current side projects that you have going on?
I'm a huge basketball fan who enjoys still enjoys playing with some of my old high school basketball teammates. I also love attending NBA/NFL games and playing fantasy football.
6. What is the best way for people to connect with you?
The best way to contact me is via the email or phone. My email address is [email protected] and phone number is 248-466-0606. If it is after hours, you can contact me on my cell phone at (313) 516-3138.