“It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Firm History

Founded by nationally-recognized trial lawyers Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld, and the late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., NSB has been winning tough, high-stakes cases for plaintiffs for nearly two decades. We represent people who have experienced the nightmare of being wrongfully convicted, assaulted, and mistreated at the hands of the law. With every multi-million dollar judgment we win on behalf of our clients, we’re sending a message that biased policing, falsifying evidence, violating the Constitution, and subverting justice is not just wrong—it will be punished.

We are committed to collaborating with our clients and lawyers nationwide to fix systemic problems and reduce the risk of future injustices. We have forced crime labs and police internal affairs units to agree to independent audits, police departments to videotape interrogations, and police recruits to hear from victims of police misconduct in the classroom.

By taking on only a small number of important cases, staffing them with a team of the most talented lawyers, and devoting overwhelming resources to each case, we deliver the justice our clients deserve.


Practice Areas

We are the nation’s leading civil rights litigators and we have proven we can win against any defendant. We have been successful in well over 90 percent of our cases. In addition to wrongful convictions, police shootings, and jail and prison suits, we also accept cases on behalf of victims of catastrophic personal injury, sexual harassment, and discrimination in the corporate or public spheres. We are often called upon for trial practice and strategic consultation, such as to revive important civil rights claims or protect large civil rights verdicts on appeal.