Neal Sher

Significant Cases

The Ft Hood Story: Justice for Terror in the Homeland

On behalf of the victims and family members of the Ft Hood terror attach, Mr. Sher filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, DC against the Army and the FBI. The claims center on the fact that the government were guilty of gross and willful negligence and wanton disregard for the safety of military and civilian personnel. Although possessing unmistakable knowledge and warning signs that the shooter, Major Nidal Hassan, posed a grave danger to the lives and safety of soldiers and civilians with whom he came into contact, they did nothing to eliminate the rist. He was promoted to higher ranks within the Army, virtually assuring that he would be in a position to commit the murderous terror attack at Ft. Hood.

Despite overwhelming evidence, the Administration insisted that the attack was “work place violence” and not terror.

Felber v. University of California at Berkeley

A first of its kind federal civil rights case in the United States District Court in Oakland, California, against the university of California at Berkeley, the Regents of the University of California and their ranking officials, by a Jewish student who had been assaulted on campus last year by a leader of a Muslim student organization during a pro-Israel event.

The Complaint charged that the university fostered and encouraged campus terrorist incitements; turned a blind eye to the perpetrators of illegal activities, and failed to provide adequate security to prevent the violence.

The case was resolved with the university making significant changes to its policies to protect students from such behavior.

Neal Sher was successful in passing legislation granting Purple Hearts to the victims in 2015

Manning v. Panetta: Fort Hood litigation pending D.C. federal court.