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Harris & Hayden Leads the Way in Anti-Racism, Equality, Excessive Force Law

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Harris & Hayden Law Firm Landmark Cases

Leading Civil Rights, Excessive Force Law Firm Earns National Exposure

UCLA graduate was found dead in an Airbnb in Guadalajara, Mexico, in December 2021 that the short-term rental hosting platform attempted to cover up.

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Riverside County Jury Awards $2.5 Million for Wrongful Death in Fatal Shooting of Mentally-ill Anthonie Smith by Sheriff’s Deputies

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L.A. to Pay Nearly $1 Million After Officer Shot Black Teen in Back

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Family of Deceased OC Inmate Says He Was Denied Medication in Jail

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George Floyd’s death was a tragic and senseless act of racial violence. No human being should die at the hands of another let alone by a police officer sworn to protect and serve. George Floyd’s death was not an isolated event; the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other people of color remind us that despite some recent progress in racial equality law, America has a long way to go before it can truly be called “the land of the free.”

Harris & Hayden Law Firm (formerly Harris & Associates) specializes in anti-racism, discrimination, and excessive force cases. Our mission is to deliver much-needed justice and closure for our clients and demand that all people, no matter who they are or where they come from, can live free from fear, prejudice, and discrimination.

For 40 years, Harris & Hayden has been a leading trial law firm. Our highly experienced, credentialed attorneys are always ready for a courtroom battle; they are excellent litigators, mediators, and arbitrators of anti-racism, discrimination, and excessive force disputes. When systemic discrimination threatens the civil and constitutional rights of our clients, we spring to action, helping them navigate legal intricacies and win significant settlements.


H&H attorneys John W. Harris and Herbert Hayden represent clients in a range of matters including civil rights, discrimination and excess force, corporate and employment law, and personal injury cases. We consider it an honor to leverage our comprehensive legal knowledge, integrity, and passion for justice to deliver successful resolutions for our clients. This mission has driven our success for 40 years and will for the next 40 and beyond.