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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Copyright Law Trademark Law Environmental Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Franchise Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Intellectual Property Communications Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Media Law First Amendment Law Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Education Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law First Amendment Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Copyright Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Media Law Appellate Practice Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Employment Law - Individuals First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants First Amendment Law Litigation - Real Estate Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Mediation Trusts and Estates Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Media Law Entertainment Law - Music Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - First Amendment Land Use and Zoning Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
Peter C. Canfield was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter C. Canfield

Jones Day
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Information Technology Law First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Legal Malpractice Law Professional Malpractice Law Litigation - First Amendment Trusts and Estates Media Law First Amendment Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Communications Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Qui Tam Law Commercial Litigation Media Law First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Communications Law Litigation - First Amendment Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Construction Law Media Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice FDA Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning First Amendment Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Communications Law Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment DUI / DWI Defense Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Carbondale, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Litigation - Trusts and Estates First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Civil Rights Law Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Union First Amendment Law Municipal Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Administrative / Regulatory Law Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Sports Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law Media Law Advertising Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Technology Law Employment Law - Management Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Commercial Litigation Aviation Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - ERISA First Amendment Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Monona, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law First Amendment Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation Environmental Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
Dominic P. Gentile was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Dominic P. Gentile

Clark Hill PLC
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Communications Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Highland, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment First Amendment Law Education Law Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Corporate Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Gaming Law First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Civil Rights Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs First Amendment Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Qui Tam Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia Washington, District of Columbia New York, New York New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Music Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Advertising Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Theater Franchise Law Copyright Law Privacy and Data Security Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Art Law Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Communications Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Education Law Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Communications Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Corporate Law Media Law Trademark Law Advertising Law First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Communications Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Middlebury, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Administrative / Regulatory Law Entertainment Law - Music Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Medical Malpractice Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Education Law First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law First Amendment Law FDA Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management First Amendment Law Construction Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Health Care Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Insurance Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Media Law Litigation - Patent First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Civil Rights Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Media Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Government Relations Practice Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment First Amendment Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Qui Tam Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Media Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants First Amendment Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law First Amendment Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Sports Law Mediation Litigation - First Amendment Advertising Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
Carter G. Phillips was awarded 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" in

Carter G. Phillips

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Patent Appellate Practice Media Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - First Amendment Employment Law - Management Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Government Relations Practice Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Medical Malpractice Law Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Appellate Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Consumer Protection Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law First Amendment Law Media Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Employment Law - Individuals First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law Employment Law - Management Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Intellectual Property Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - ERISA Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - Antitrust Personal Injury Litigation Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Antitrust Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment International Arbitration - Commercial International Trade and Finance Law Arbitration Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - ERISA Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Labor Law - Union Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Copyright Law Communications Law First Amendment Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Copyright Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Construction Law First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Workers' Compensation Law Product Liability Litigation First Amendment Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Communications Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law First Amendment Law Communications Law Government Relations Practice Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Banking and Finance Product Liability Litigation - Defendants First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Communications Law Technology Law Media Law
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  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Native American Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Media Law First Amendment Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Newington, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management First Amendment Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Trusts and Estates Health Care Law

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Practice Area Definition

First Amendment Law Definition

First Amendment law focuses on the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the laws, regulations, and legal claims that infringe or interfere with those rights.

The specific rights guaranteed by the First Amendment can be summarized in five general and often overlapping categories: (1) freedom of expression; (2) freedom of the press; (3) freedom of association and assembly; (4) freedom to petition; and (5) freedom of religion. Within these categories are specific areas of law that are part of a First Amendment law practice.

Freedom of expression. This category includes both laws that directly restrict and punish speech (e.g., obscenity and indecency, national security disclosures) and also laws that indirectly affect freedom of speech (e.g., copyright fair use, defamation and privacy law, restrictions on time, place, and manner of speech, and expressive conduct). It also includes laws relating to advertising and marketing activities under the commercial speech doctrine.

Freedom of the press. In addition to general freedom of expression issues, this category includes laws that affect the media and its ability to gather and report news ( e.g., access to public records, court proceedings, public meetings, and protection of the newsgathering process). It also includes government regulation of media (e.g., broadcast and cable) and other laws that interfere with the function of the media as an independent critic of government.

Freedoms of association and assembly. This category includes laws affecting the right to organize, the right to hold public demonstrations, and laws regulating the time, place, and manner of these activities (e.g., restrictions on use of public forums, and on membership and activities of dissident organizations.)

Freedom to petition. This category includes laws affecting the right of individuals and organizations to communicate with the government for the purpose of seeking redress of grievances. It often includes activities also protected by freedom of association and assembly.

Freedom of religion. This category includes laws that affect the right to practice one’s religion and laws that attempt to impose government-dictated religious principles on citizens (e.g., school prayer.)

First Amendment lawyers represent individuals and organizations whose First Amendment rights are threatened by application of these various laws.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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First Amendment law focuses on the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the laws, regulations, and legal claims that infringe or interfere with those rights.

The specific rights guaranteed by the First Amendment can be summarized in five general and often overlapping categories: (1) freedom of expression; (2) freedom of the press; (3) freedom of association and assembly; (4) freedom to petition; and (5) freedom of religion. Within these categories are specific areas of law that are part of a First Amendment law practice.

Freedom of expression. This category includes both laws that directly restrict and punish speech (e.g., obscenity and indecency, national security disclosures) and also laws that indirectly affect freedom of speech (e.g., copyright fair use, defamation and privacy law, restrictions on time, place, and manner of speech, and expressive conduct). It also includes laws relating to advertising and marketing activities under the commercial speech doctrine.

Freedom of the press. In addition to general freedom of expression issues, this category includes laws that affect the media and its ability to gather and report news ( e.g., access to public records, court proceedings, public meetings, and protection of the newsgathering process). It also includes government regulation of media (e.g., broadcast and cable) and other laws that interfere with the function of the media as an independent critic of government.

Freedoms of association and assembly. This category includes laws affecting the right to organize, the right to hold public demonstrations, and laws regulating the time, place, and manner of these activities (e.g., restrictions on use of public forums, and on membership and activities of dissident organizations.)

Freedom to petition. This category includes laws affecting the right of individuals and organizations to communicate with the government for the purpose of seeking redress of grievances. It often includes activities also protected by freedom of association and assembly.

Freedom of religion. This category includes laws that affect the right to practice one’s religion and laws that attempt to impose government-dictated religious principles on citizens (e.g., school prayer.)

First Amendment lawyers represent individuals and organizations whose First Amendment rights are threatened by application of these various laws.