Mr. Hazan concentrates his practice on civil rights litigation specializing in the areas of Wrongful Arrest, Constitutional Law, Children’s Rights, Class Actions, and Free Speech/ First Amendment Litigation.
Mr. Hazan spent six years of his career as a dedicated public servant at the New York City Office of the Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division, where he was responsible for litigating complex civil rights cases and supervising and training younger attorneys. During those years, Mr. Hazan specialized in defending the City of New York, New York City Police Officers, New York City Corrections Officers, and other agents of the City of New York against lawsuits brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that individual’s Constitutional rights were violated. Mr. Hazan successfully represented the New York City Police Department and the City of New York in several high profile class action lawsuits, wherein plaintiffs claimed that the New York City Police Department had an actual policy and practice of violating individuals’ Constitutional Rights.
Mr. Hazan now vigorously and aggressively protects the rights of individuals and the public at large from the violation of their civil rights, including police brutality and prisoner abuse. Mr. Hazan’s unique background of having represented citizens, as well as police officers and correction officers, has provided him with the necessary perspective and understanding that only comes from representing clients with a variety of perspectives.
Mr. Hazan is a member of the New York State bar and is admitted to practice in both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is also an active member of the New York State Bar Association and New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Hazan received his undergraduate degree from Emory University, and received his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University Law School.