Practice Areas

Election Law, Voting Rights, and Redistricting

Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer maintains a national practice of election law, voting rights, and redistricting litigation and consultation.  Our firm has represented clients in federal trial courts, the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court on a broad range of constitutional and statutory issues related to these areas.

Our experience is unmatched in Washington state.  Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer defended the City of Yakima in a high-profile redistricting lawsuit filed under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, the first of its kind brought in Washington state.  Francis S. Floyd and John A. Safarli also authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf of Yakima that was filed with the United States Supreme Court in Evenwel v. Abbott, a landmark voting rights and redistricting case. 

Our practice is also national.  We have partnered with local counsel in Missouri to jointly represent the Ferguson-Florissant School District against a redistricting lawsuit filed by the NAACP and ACLU.  By lending our experience and expertise, the school district has been able to vigorously defend against the lawsuit, which is set for trial in January 2016.

Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer offers unrivaled knowledge and skill in the areas of election law, voting rights, and redistricting.  Elected officials, governmental entities, and other lawyers routinely seek the advice and counsel from our firm.  Our attorneys frequently testify before legislative committees on voting rights legislation, and have delivered multiple presentations before governmental associations and lobbying groups.  Mr. Safarli also served as an election monitor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 2008 president election. 

We are also well-connected with a wide range of expert witnesses in the fields of demography and political science.  By quickly and efficiently assessing population statistics and voting patterns, our experts can provide invaluable input during a redistricting process or contribute to a first-rate defense against a lawsuit.

These areas typically gain attention from the media.  As a result, clients require a media-savvy legal team that can handle public relations and press coverage.  Our experienced attorneys have represented clients in matters that have been closely scrutinized by the media, and can help ensure a fair hearing in the court of public opinion.

Whether you have received a letter threatening a voting rights lawsuit, seek assistance with navigating the complexities of election law procedures, or need to protect your redistricting plan from legal challenges, Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer offers unmatched experience and knowledge in Washington state.