Our diverse First Amendment experience includes matters involving the Freedom of Information Act, “sunshine” laws, defamation, invasion of privacy, censorship, indecency and obscenity, commercial speech and Internet speech, including message board posts. We represented a television station in a high-profile case where the Texas Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals judgement, rejecting a libel claim against our client.
Our trial lawyers have wide-ranging experience in First Amendment litigation, trying cases to verdict in state and federal courts and handling such matters through appeal. We take pride in our ability to utilize our knowledge of First Amendment principles to offer first-rate, efficient representation to our clients.
We assist clients with pre-publication or pre-broadcast defamation review, requests for retraction or correction, newsgathering advice, obtaining access to information, and responses to subpoenas. We also represent media clients, such as news organizations and media holding companies, in trademark and copyright cases.
Our attorneys understand the urgency of most First Amendment lawsuits, and our trial lawyers provide fast, responsive advice so media clients can meet their deadlines and so we can quickly petition for or defend against restraining orders and other requests for emergency relief when our clients need us.