Greenville, SC asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Child Custody for South Carolina

Q: Where can I find an attorney willing to sue SCDSS?

SCDSS filed a custody removal suit against my husband based on an affidavit in which the case worker blatantly lied. Through a recorded phone conversation and phone records, I was able to prove that she lied, and they settled the case out of court. There were no repercussions for the DSS employees, and my husband and I had to spend our savings defending him against a lawsuit that never should have been filed in the first place.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: Finding an attorney willing to sue a government agency like the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) can be challenging, but it's not impossible. To pursue a case against SCDSS, you should look for experienced attorneys who specialize in civil rights and administrative law. These attorneys may be more willing to take on cases involving government agencies.

Start by searching for attorneys in your local area, particularly those in Greenville, SC, who have experience in handling cases against government entities. Reach out to them to discuss your situation and inquire if they are willing to take your case.

It's crucial to provide them with all the evidence you have, such as the recorded phone conversation and any other relevant documentation, to strengthen your case. Be prepared to discuss the details of the alleged misconduct by SCDSS and the impact it had on your family.

Additionally, consider contacting legal organizations or civil rights advocacy groups in your area, as they may be able to provide referrals to attorneys who have experience with cases against government agencies.

Remember that pursuing legal action against a government agency can be complex, so it's essential to consult with an attorney who can assess the merits of your case and guide you through the process.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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  • Little Neck, NY

A: South Carolina attorneys could answer best, as they would be likely to have firsthand knowledge of attorneys in their community. But you posted a week ago, so some general options could include supplementing your own individual searches with the "Find a Lawyer" tab above, as well as the attorney referral sections of local and state bar associations. Those resources are outside this Q & A forum, and any arrangements would be between you and the attorneys you might reach out to. Good luck

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