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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Health Care Litigation - Intellectual Property Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Real Estate First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property First Amendment Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Construction Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Insurance Law Litigation - Construction Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Municipal Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - First Amendment Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Health Care Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Labor and Employment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Mass Tort Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Technology Law Trademark Law Franchise Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Appellate Practice Mediation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Media Law Copyright Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Media Law Appellate Practice First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
Donald C. "Don" Brey was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Donald C. "Don" Brey

Isaac Wiles & Burkholder, LLC
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction Copyright Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Trusts and Estates Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Media Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Litigation - First Amendment Government Relations Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Reinsurance Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
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:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law DUI / DWI Defense Land Use and Zoning Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Family Law Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
Peter C. Canfield was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter C. Canfield

Jones Day
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Qui Tam Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Media Law Appellate Practice First Amendment Law Tax Law Legal Malpractice Law Professional Malpractice Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice 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 Communications Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Media Law First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Communications Law Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Media Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Intellectual Property Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Communications Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Land Use and Zoning Law DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Privacy and Data Security Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Administrative / Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Antitrust Law First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Advertising Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Technology Law Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Aviation Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Health Care Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Civil Rights Law Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - First Amendment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Advertising Law Litigation - First Amendment Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Insurance Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal Civil Rights Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Admiralty and Maritime Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Music Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    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 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 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 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 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 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
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 First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Employment Law - Individuals Communications 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:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Education Law First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Corporate Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Civil Rights Law Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Mining Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    New York, New York Washington, District of Columbia Washington, District of Columbia New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Theater Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Communications Law Advertising Law Franchise Law Copyright Law Privacy and Data Security Law Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
Gregory A. Hearing was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Gregory A. Hearing

GrayRobinson, P.A.
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Privacy and Data Security Law Labor and Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Education Law Insurance Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Labor and Employment Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Civil Rights Law Labor Law - Management Litigation - First Amendment Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar 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: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Environmental Law FDA Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Securities Consumer Law Litigation - Health Care Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Music Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Securities Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Appellate Practice Technology Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Media Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Health Care Medical Malpractice Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Privacy and Data Security Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
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 Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Trademark Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Communications Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Construction Law Litigation - First Amendment Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Civil Rights Law Labor Law - Management Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Insurance Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Municipal Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Media Law Trademark Law First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law Patent Law Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Arbitration Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Patent Law Corporate Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Advertising Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Copyright Law Trademark Law Technology Law Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation 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 Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Education Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - First Amendment Employment Law - Individuals Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Trusts and Estates Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Environmental Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental
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  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Environmental Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Appellate Practice Employment Law - Management Litigation - First Amendment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Civil Rights Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Education Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Advertising Law Copyright Law First Amendment Law Sports Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Securities / Capital Markets Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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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:
    Appellate Practice Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Patent First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants First Amendment Law Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - First Amendment Employment Law - Management Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Mergers and Acquisitions Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Communications Law Medical Malpractice Law Appellate Practice First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Advertising Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) 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:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Health Care Law Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Theater
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - First Amendment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - Intellectual Property Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: White-Collar 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:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Securities Appellate Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Advertising Law Copyright Law Trademark Law Media Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property International Arbitration - Commercial International Trade and Finance Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - First Amendment Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Media Law First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Real Estate Law Arbitration Appellate Practice Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Labor and Employment Media Law Copyright Law Advertising Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Communications Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Employment Law - Management Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Communications Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Native American Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property First Amendment Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Media Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - First Amendment Definition

First Amendment litigation encompasses a broad collection of claims relating to freedom of speech, the right to petition, and freedom of religion set forth in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and various statutes relating to these rights. First Amendment litigators are typically experienced in litigating rights of privacy and publicity; reporters and authors’ rights; issues arising in the course of journalists’ news-gathering activities; and challenges to laws, regulations, and other governmental action on the grounds they violate the First Amendment and related principles.

Free speech litigation typically includes challenges to governmental action in some form that intrudes upon the rights of free speech such as restraints on publication, defamation, invasion of privacy, and other torts such as infliction of emotional distress, fraud and misrepresentation, and tortious interference. These issues arise with respect to individuals and businesses, including the press.

Other aspects of First Amendment litigation include cases involving transparency and open government, such as violations of Freedom of Information Acts, Open Meetings Act disputes, public access to courtrooms, and other proceedings, as well as access to public records and public fora.

First Amendment litigation involving freedom of religion encompasses issues ranging from the separation of church and state as well as issues relating to the free exercise of religion. Issues often include the right to religious speech in public various forums, such as traditional public forums (e.g., sidewalks) and at public institutions (e.g., state buildings, universities, and high schools).

Digital technologies have expanded the frontiers of First Amendment litigation. With respect to digital media, First Amendment attorneys have experience in issues involving data protection and cybercrimes; matters involving anonymous posters; the Communications Decency Act; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; website user agreements, including terms of use and privacy policies; social media policies; compliance with international privacy protection laws; endorsement issues; content licensing; and cybersquatting.

Clients seeking counsel in these highly specialized areas should seek out firms and attorneys who have deep subject matter expertise and have demonstrated the ability to apply the historical legal framework to emerging technologies in a rapidly changing landscape.

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First Amendment litigation encompasses a broad collection of claims relating to freedom of speech, the right to petition, and freedom of religion set forth in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and various statutes relating to these rights. First Amendment litigators are typically experienced in litigating rights of privacy and publicity; reporters and authors’ rights; issues arising in the course of journalists’ news-gathering activities; and challenges to laws, regulations, and other governmental action on the grounds they violate the First Amendment and related principles.

Free speech litigation typically includes challenges to governmental action in some form that intrudes upon the rights of free speech such as restraints on publication, defamation, invasion of privacy, and other torts such as infliction of emotional distress, fraud and misrepresentation, and tortious interference. These issues arise with respect to individuals and businesses, including the press.

Other aspects of First Amendment litigation include cases involving transparency and open government, such as violations of Freedom of Information Acts, Open Meetings Act disputes, public access to courtrooms, and other proceedings, as well as access to public records and public fora.

First Amendment litigation involving freedom of religion encompasses issues ranging from the separation of church and state as well as issues relating to the free exercise of religion. Issues often include the right to religious speech in public various forums, such as traditional public forums (e.g., sidewalks) and at public institutions (e.g., state buildings, universities, and high schools).

Digital technologies have expanded the frontiers of First Amendment litigation. With respect to digital media, First Amendment attorneys have experience in issues involving data protection and cybercrimes; matters involving anonymous posters; the Communications Decency Act; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; website user agreements, including terms of use and privacy policies; social media policies; compliance with international privacy protection laws; endorsement issues; content licensing; and cybersquatting.

Clients seeking counsel in these highly specialized areas should seek out firms and attorneys who have deep subject matter expertise and have demonstrated the ability to apply the historical legal framework to emerging technologies in a rapidly changing landscape.