Client Michael Martinez

The ACLU of Oregon and Perkins Coie LLP are representing volunteer street medics in a federal lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Marshals Service, and the City of Portland for targeting and attacking them at Portland protests against police brutality. 

The lawsuit argues that the law enforcement attacks on medics violates the First and Fourth Amendments. The ACLU of Oregon will also seek a court order prohibiting law enforcement from targeting and attacking medics again. Client include Savannah Guest, Chris Wise, Christopher "Kit" Durkee, and Michael Martinez.


Kelly Simon, ACLU of Oregon; Rian Peck, Thomas Johnson, Misha Isaak, Nathan Morales, Shane Grannum, Sarah Mahmood, Zachary Watterson with Perkins Coie LLP

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Perkins Coie LLP

Date filed

July 22, 2020


U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland Division.