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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Media Law Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Construction Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
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Donald C. Brey was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Donald C. Brey

Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Technology Law Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: General Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Media Law First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - First Amendment Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Corporate Governance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Media Law Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Mediation Native American Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Arbitration Media Law Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Communications Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Privacy and Data Security Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Franchise Law First Amendment Law Media Law Trademark Law Entertainment Law - Theater Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Communications Law Litigation - First Amendment Copyright Law Entertainment Law - Music Trade Secrets Law Advertising Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Communications Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
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Lee J. Levine was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lee J. Levine

Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Government Relations Practice Litigation - First Amendment Qui Tam Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Environmental Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Middlebury, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Media Law Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs First Amendment Law Health Care Law
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Carter G. Phillips was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Carter G. Phillips

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Media Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment
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Charles K. Purcell was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Charles K. Purcell

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb P.A.
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Communications Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
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  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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Andrew G. Schultz was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Andrew G. Schultz

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb P.A.
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Media Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company 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.