Defending Your Constitutional Rights

Filing a lawsuit against the federal government for wrongdoing of its employees is way different than any other type of case. It requires an attorney with specialized knowledge in this area. Attorney Jack Van Valkenburgh has experience in cases involving improper use of force by police and cases involving injuries due to improper actions by federal agencies. He understands how to make the federal government pay damages for suffering and losses caused by the negligence of government employees.


On January 4, 2009 I was wrongfully tazed by an Idaho police officer as my roommate and I removed his drunk and violent girlfriend from our house. The Officer arrived on scene and pulled out his taser and shot me! Fifty thousand volts violently ran through my body for five seconds, but that wasn’t even close to being the worst part. Five days after the incident, the officer charged me with “Battery” in an attempt to cover up the tasing — for the first time in my life I needed legal help!

After a lot of wasted time and money (I simply believe my first attorney was afraid of the fight)… that’s when I was referred to Jack Van Valkenburgh and Sam Johnson. Jack and Sam had the knowledge, experience and respect of the legal community which facilitated a fair judgment!

It is without hesitation that I recommend Jack Van Valkenburgh and Sam Johnson to orchestrate your fight for justice and resolve your legal issues. You won’t be sorry…these guys ‘Kick Ass’!
– Gary A., Idaho


The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) :

The FTCA is a statute of the United States Congress that permits private parties to sue the United States in federal court for torts committed by those acting on behalf of the United States. Keep in mind that there are very specific limitations and processes that one must follow in order to sue the government.

Like the FTCA, Idaho has a state tort claims act that has similar limitations and processes that must be followed. Aside from sueing as a tort, Van Valkenburgh has successfully represented victims of police abuse under constitutional theories, such as denial of due process and free speech, and police conducting an unreasonable search or seizure. Attorney Jack Van Valkenburgh can help you determine whether or not you have a viable claim against the government and then help you move forward.

Suing the government is a complex process. Turn to attorney Jack Van Valkenburgh to determine whether or not you should initiate a lawsuit against the government.


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"It is without hesitation that I recommend Jack Van Valkenburgh to orchestrate your fight for justice and resolve your legal issues."

~ Gary A, Idaho

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