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MEDIA ADVISORY: ArchCity Defenders Announces Racial Justice Film Series with KDHX, and Partnership with Filmmaker Wade Gardner

June 18, 2018 Who: ArchCity Defenders, KDHX, Filmmaker Wade Gardner, Rev. Dr. Spencer Booker, and Gail Booker What: ArchCity Defenders and KDHX present a three month racial justice film...

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ArchCity Defenders Announces Second Annual “Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards” and Invites Community to Nominate Reporters

May 29, 2018 ArchCity Defenders, a civil rights nonprofit law firm, is pleased to announce the second annual Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards and invites the community to nominate...

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Federal Court Ruling Affirms Validity of ArchCity Defenders’ Claims in Case Against Maplewood for “Pay-to-Play” Municipal Court and Jail

May 4, 2018 In a major decision impacting multiple cases in the region, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out Maplewood’s “sovereign immunity” defense in Webb, et al....

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Every Dollar Counts: STL Resources to Consider During Tax Season

February 6, 2018 There are a lot of options out there for tax preparation and we want to make sure you know there are FREE resources available in the...

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ArchCity Defenders Files Federal Suit Against St. Charles County Jail and Individual Officers for Unlawful Actions

February 1, 2018 ArchCity Defenders and Khazaeli Wyrsch, LLC filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Eric Smith and Ali Qandah, two men from St. Louis whose basic...

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End Debtors’ Prisons: Reflecting One Year after the Historic $4.75M Settlement with Jennings was Approved

December 14, 2017 Earlier this week we received great news about our debtors’ prison class action lawsuit against the City of Florissant. The judge denied Florissant’s attempt to dismiss...

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ArchCity Defenders Files Thirteenth Police Brutality Lawsuit

November 25, 2017 ArchCity Defenders with co-counsel Michael Schwade of Kodner Watkins has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Daniel Williams, a 56 year old man who was...

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ArchCity Defenders Files Federal Lawsuit Against Workhouse Alleging Range of Inhumane Conditions

November 13, 2017 ArchCity Defenders filed a federal lawsuit against the City of St. Louis for violating the civil rights of plaintiffs held in the City’s Medium Security Institution,...

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Blake Strode Named New Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders; Thomas Harvey Recruited to Join The Bail Project

November 2, 2017 Thomas Harvey has been recruited to join The Bail Project as its National Director of Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy and is leaving ArchCity Defenders in January...

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Qiana Williams: Surviving 20 Years of Debtors’ Prisons

October 20, 2017 Today we filed a debtors’ prison lawsuit on behalf of Qiana Williams, against the City of Arnold, a majority white city located in Jefferson County, just...

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