Media Law/First Amendment

Most of us know what the First Amendment is.  Among other things, it guarantees the freedom of speech.  We have experience with a wide variety of speech-related issues.  Whether you want to gain access to a court proceeding or court records, you have been accused of a speech-based wrong, or you think the government is infringing your freedom of speech, we may be able to help.

But what is media law?  It is helping get access to government records or meetings.  It is helping those who gather information for publication to resist a subpoena.  It is helping those who have been accused of torts based on speech, including defamation and invasion of privacy.  It is helping writers and speakers minimize the risk of liability based on their speech before they publish it.  Our attorneys have worked with everyone from the country’s largest media entities to individuals on these issues.