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Media & First Amendment Defense

TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO ATTORNEYS FOR MEDIA COMPANIES

Our law firm is a versatile legal resource for numerous mass media companies and outlets. We have extensive experience in representing numerous small- and large-market newspapers, television stations and radio stations in their major areas of concern, including all forms of defamation claims and lawsuits.

EXPERIENCED WITH PREPUBLICATION REVIEW

We are a proactive, efficient group of lawyers, led in our media and First Amendment defense practice by J.L. Jay We are capable of advising you on your legal rights as a media entity before you take a risk with a major, controversial or problematic story. We encourage you to contact us for prepublication review when you have a concern and we will be responsive to your urgent needs.

DEFENDING AGAINST DEFAMATION, LIBEL, SLANDER AND INTRUSION CLAIMS

We defend media entities’ and their reporters’ First Amendment rights when facing:

  • Any type of defamation claim, including libel or slander
  • Invasion of privacy tort claims, often involving intrusion, public disclosure of private facts or misappropriation of an individual’s likeness

DEFENDING YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND REPORTER’S PRIVILEGE

Another issue often faced in the media industry is the need to deal with subpoenas. We can counsel and represent you when you have been subpoenaed on either a civil or criminal matter, such as those seeking to obtain reporters’ notes, photographs or other materials. We are able to review your situation from a legal perspective and take appropriate action, from preparing motions to quash the subpoena to producing documents and reaching resolution by agreement.

HANDLING EMPLOYMENT LAW CHALLENGES FOR OUR CLIENTS IN THE MEDIA

Our media industry clients also turn to Windle Hood Norton Brittain & Jay, LLP with their employment law needs. To defend your rights and interests aggressively, we combine insight into the work performed by media professionals with extensive trial expense in employment discrimination defense and other types of claims against employers.

If you would like to work with a focused attorney who has extensive experience with complex media-related cases, please contact our firm today. We understand the issues you face as a media outlet or company and we have a history of gaining favorable outcomes through negotiations and at trial.

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