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Glenn Michael Katon

Glenn Michael Katon

Glenn Katon - Experienced Civil Rights Trial Lawyer
  • Civil Rights
  • California, New York
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Glenn Katon is an experienced litigator who has handled numerous trials and appeals. His practice has focused on plaintiffs’ civil rights for the last ten years, preceded by over ten years of commercial litigation. He has litigated racial profiling, immigrants’ rights, police misconduct free speech, and religious freedom cases, and been quoted on civil rights law in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Newsweek.

Practice Area
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
  • Free Consultation
    Free telephone consultation.
  • Contingent Fees
    I take contingent fees, hourly fees, and hybrids.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Litigation Director
Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus
- Current
Civil rights litigation practice.
Legal Director
Muslim Advocates
Senior Attorney
ACLU of Florida
Bush Ross, P.A.
St. John's University School of Law
J.D. (1992)
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Outstanding Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 00794071
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California State Bar  # 281841
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 2545994
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Articles & Publications
Avoiding the Stereotype Trap After the Boston Attack
Huffington Post
Speaking Engagements
Briefing on the Racial Profiling of Muslim Americans, U.S. House of Representatives
Racial Profiling – Community Impacts of an Imperfect Law Enforcement Strategy, Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School
An On the Ground View from Advocates
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. If a citizen of Pennsylvania needs to sue the states of New York and New Jersey under 1983 and 241, which venue? PA?
A: You cannot sue any state using § 1983 because of Eleventh Amendment immunity. You can only sue individuals acting under color of law or municipal entities, such as a city or county. The other statute, 18 USC § 241 is a criminal statute that can only be prosecuted by the Justice Department, not an individual.
Q. I am a paraplegic and my HOA is refusing to put in a pool lift in the common area even though I will pay for the expense
A: Disability Rights Florida is an excellent resource. I recommend contacting them at 800-342-0823 or

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Contact & Map
Suite 200
385 Grand Ave
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94610
Telephone: (510) 463-3350
Fax: (510) 463-3349