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Constitutional

Constitutional law refers to rights carved out in the federal and state constitutions. The majority of this body of law has developed from state and federal supreme court rulings, which interpret their respective constitutions and ensure that the laws passed by the legislature do not violate constitutional limits.

Most constitutional legal issues involve the Bill of Rights, which contains the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. These amendments contain such rights as the freedom of speech, the right to a fair trial, and the right to be free from certain types of discrimination.

States also have their own constitutions, which usually contain most, if not all, of the same rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Many state constitutions also establish additional rights, but they may not take away any federal rights.

Constitutional law also involves the rights and powers of the branches of government. Both the federal and state constitutions outline three branches of government and give distinct powers and responsibilities to each one. Constitutional lawyers also help resolve disputes among the branches.

Terms to Know

·         Bill of Rights - The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which contain the fundamental rights of the people

·         Legislative Branch - One of the three branches of government, tasked with making and revising laws; made up of both houses of Congress at the federal level, and the houses of a state legislature at the state level

·         Executive Branch - One of the three branches of government, tasked with executing and enforcing laws; made up of the president and the president's cabinet at the federal level, and the governor and the governor's cabinet at the state level

·         Judicial Branch - One of the three branches of government, tasked with interpreting laws; made up of the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal district and appellate courts at the federal level, and the state supreme court and lower state courts at the state level

·         Checks and Balances - The powers of each branch of government to restrain the other two branches to prevent a single branch from exerting too much power

·         Due Process Clause - A clause in the U.S. Constitution prohibiting the government from depriving a person of life, liberty, or property without conducting a fair and just proceeding, such as a hearing where the person at issue is able to testify in his or her own defense

·         Commerce Clause - A clause in the U.S. Constitution that grants Congress the power to pass laws related to interstate commerce or anything that may substantially affect interstate commerce

Other Considerations When Hiring a Constitutional Lawyer

When people think of constitutional law, they naturally think of blockbuster cases like Brown v. Board of Education, which banned racial segregation in schools, or Roe v. Wade, which struck down state bans on some abortions. But many constitutional law cases are decided in lower state and federal courts, where everyday legal disputes can bring up constitutional issues. This is why many people consult constitutional law attorneys when facing any constitutional issue, no matter how big or small.

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Stuart M Address
Stuart M Address
82

611 SW Federal Hwy Ste A, Stuart, FL 349942925

Bar #989606(FL)     License for 1993 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Business | Civil rights | Constitutional | Discrimination | Divorce and separation | Employee benefits | Employment and labor | Intellectual property | Internet | Landlord or tenant | Personal injury | Sexual harassment | Wrongful termination
Michael Jason Winer
Michael Jason Winer
56

110 N 11th St 1st FL, Tampa, FL 336024223

Bar #70483(FL)     License for 1995 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Constitutional | Entertainment | Personal injury | Workers compensation
Justin Infurna
Justin Infurna
52

121 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1500, Orlando, FL 32801

Bar #84284(FL)     License for 2010 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and debt | Business | Commercial real estate | Constitutional | Contracts and agreements | Corporate and incorporation | Criminal defense | Elder law | Estate planning | Government | Tax
William Jonathan Sheslow
William Jonathan Sheslow
52

11020 Northcliffe Blvd, Spring Hill, FL, FL 34608

Bar #92042(FL)     License for 2011 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Constitutional | Criminal defense | DUI and DWI | Employment and labor | Litigation | Sex crime
Tauna Ren Bogle
Tauna Ren Bogle
46

126 E. Olympia St. Suite 101, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3653

Bar #506915(FL)     License for 2001 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Constitutional | Criminal defense | Domestic violence | DUI and DWI | Family | Juvenile law | Violent crime | White collar crime
Randall Carlton Grantham
Randall Carlton Grantham
40

1539 Dale Mabry Hwy. Suite 101, Lutz, FL 33548-3033

Bar #319899(FL)     License for 1981 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Constitutional | Criminal defense | Domestic violence | Mediation | Personal injury | Sex crime
Charles Michael Baron
Charles Michael Baron
36

2514 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 408, Hollywood, FL 33020

Bar #509825(FL)     License for 1985 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Arbitration | Business | Civil rights | Constitutional | Insurance | Land use and zoning | Litigation | Mediation | Personal injury
Jeffrey Charles Lynne
Jeffrey Charles Lynne
36

2385 Executive Center Drive Suite 250, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Bar #116556(FL)     License for 1997 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Civil rights | Constitutional | Government contracts | Health care | Real estate
Daniel Joseph Shamy
Daniel Joseph Shamy
35

2424 North Federal Highway Suite 200, Boca Raton, FL 33431-5176

Bar #536601(FL)     License for 2001 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Administrative law | Arbitration | Banking | Brain injury | Child custody | Constitutional | Consumer protection | Contracts and agreements | Corporate and incorporation | Estate planning | Insurance | Intellectual property | Lawsuits and disputes | Litigation | Personal injury | Real estate | Wrongful death
David Wayne Brill
David Wayne Brill
32

17150 Royal Palm Blvd #2, Weston, FL 33326

Bar #959560(FL)     License for 1992 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Arbitration | Civil rights | Constitutional | Defective and dangerous products | Insurance | Medical malpractice | Nursing home abuse and neglect | Personal injury | Slip and fall accident | Trucking accident | Workers compensation | Wrongful death
Morgan Wood Streetman
Morgan Wood Streetman
29

1906 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Bar #732966(FL)     License for 2004 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Arbitration | Constitutional | Construction and development | Contracts and agreements | Insurance | Lawsuits and disputes | Mediation | Medical malpractice | Personal injury | Real estate
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
27

1856 N Nob Hill Road Suite 140, Plantation, FL 33322

Bar #282431(FL)     License for 1979 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Appeals | Civil rights | Constitutional | Criminal defense | Personal injury

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