Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC has considerable experience in defending a variety of civil rights claims.  Our attorneys have defended numerous police officers as well as municipalities throughout Chicagoland.  We have represented the City of Chicago, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Village of Bellwood and the Town of Cicero.

We have handled cases alleging the following claims:

  • Wrongful Convictions
  • Police Shootings
  • False Arrests
  • Excessive Force
  • Wrongful Detention
  • Police Harassment
  • Equal Protection Violations
  • Due Process Violations
  • Failure to Provide Medical Attention
  • Monell Claims


Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC attorneys are skilled at handling civil rights cases from inception through trial, and are well versed in current case law and court rulings.  Our attorneys can assist municipalities in assessing claims and, if in the best interest of the municipality – negotiate settlements.  We can offer years of experience and knowledge in navigating this often difficult area of the law.

Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC offers municipalities assistance in handling condemnation proceedings.  We assist in drafting ordinances authorizing the acquisition of property throughout the resolution of the case.

Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC acts as special assistant counsel on behalf of the City of Chicago with respect to the Empowerment Zone / Enterprise Communities.  Our attorneys draft grant agreements for services as well as construction programs, review corporate documents of grantees, prepare Ordinances, and review final agreements for form and content.  Additonally, Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC is involved in any and all litigation or issues arising from the grant agreements.

The attorneys of Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC have represented the Sheriff of Cook County in litigation involving labor and employment issues.  Specifically, our attorneys assisted the Sheriff in resolving a labor dispute with a union due to the budget cuts instituted by the County Board.