Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers individually along with the elected officials that employ them are facing increased scrutiny among the news media and the general public.  Naturally, sensationalized headlines are followed by public discourse and an increased willingness, even eagerness, to file suit against police departments and sheriff’s offices along the with officers and deputies that serve those agencies. 

Erlingson Banks is focused on our representation of the men and women in law enforcement.  In the current political climate, we understand the unique challenges facing those who have sworn to protect and serve our community.  Because of our experience representing law enforcement agencies, our attorneys have developed a specialized knowledge of the both procedural and substantive defenses and immunities provided by the law.

We defend law enforcement officers in state and federal court in cases involving the following issues:

  • Civil rights, 42 U.S.C. §1983
  • Excessive force
  • Protesting
  • Wrongful arrest and prosecution
  • Wrongful death
  • Unlawful search and seizure claims
  • Excited delirium
  • Police pursuit
  • Automobile accidents


  • Risk Management
  • Civil Rights §1983 Litigation
  • ADA Litigation
  • Jail Suicide Litigation
  • Gross Negligence
  • Governmental Immunity
  • Automobile Accidents


From the Blog:

FBA Hosts Spring Happy Hour

The Federal Bar Association Baton Rouge Chapter hosted its Spring Happy Hour at The River Room last night. These events are an excellent opportunity for members to network with fellow attorneys, judges, and court staff. : Tara Johnston, Kaitlin Wall, and law clerk...

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Erlingson Banks Attorneys Attend Retiring Judges Reception

Erlingson Banks attorneys had a great time at the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s event last Thursday honoring retiring Judges. The retired Judges honored were The Honorable Richard Anderson, The Honorable Janice Clark, The Honorable Toni Higginbotham, The Honorable...

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