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Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Brian Zeiger, founding partner of The Zeiger Firm, has authored an article that appears in the most current volume of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights. The article examines a circuit court split on the interpretation of  Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15, that sometimes operates to deny some plaintiffs the opportunity to bring § 1983 actions against police departments and their officers. In his article, Zeiger advocates for an amendment to the “relation back” doctrine which would allow plaintiffs to amend a complaint to include names of officers that were unknown at the time the complaint was filed, even if the statute of limitations has run.

Author: Brian Zeiger
Brian Zeiger

Brian J. Zeiger, Esquire, is an experienced and successful criminal defense and civil rights attorney. He is a seasoned trial lawyer with significant experience before juries and judges. Brian understands civil rights cases, including Taser, Wrongful Death, Excessive Force, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Malicious Prosecution, Monell Claims, Sexual Assault, Prisoner’s Rights, Time Credit, Medical Malpractice, and Medical Indifference.