Greg Peacock’s practice is dedicated to representing individuals whose civil rights have been violated by law enforcement and government personnel, including claims of excessive force, physical abuse, and illegal detentions and arrests. Though he practices in both state and federal district courts, many of Mr. Peacock’s matters center around violations of Constitutionally-protected federal civil rights laws, and a large portion of his work involves federal court litigation. In this regard, he has litigated against a gambit of law-enforcement agencies, ranging from small town police officers and local sheriff departments to federal agents and the practices and policies of their agencies. Regardless of the variation of police abuse, Mr. Peacock’s goal is to shed light on bad conduct; deter future violations; and bring some type of redress to the victims. His knowledge and skill in police misconduct litigation has been recognized by his peers as he has previously been designated as an expert witness on various issues related to the prosecution of law enforcement personnel.
Cases recently litigated include:
• seven-figure settlement for the family of an unarmed mentally-ill man who was shot and killed by the police after a police officer erroneously claimed that the victim had tried to grab his gun;
• $500K settlement for client who was beaten by deputies, while handcuffed, for allegedly making rude comments to the officers;
• $700K settlement for mother who was arrested and injured by deputies in front of her young children for “delaying an investigation” as a result of her refusal to answer her front door for the officers.
Greg’s efforts to help those victims that could not help themselves began very early on in his career path. While obtaining his B.A. in political science from California State University, Chico, he was the Director of the Housing Law Department of the Community Legal Information Center where he oversaw a student staff that provided free legal information and literature to members of the community in need of assistance. Greg received his J.D. from the University of La Verne, College of Law where he was a member of the Moot Court Honors program.
Mr. Peacock is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts of California, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.