First Amendment / Defamation
Protecting Your Free Speech Rights
First Amendment issues arise in innumerable contexts and we are prepared to address them in equally as many arenas. WVBR has substantial experience litigating and consulting with individuals and organizations to protect these important rights consistent with the public interest. We have fought numerous Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (“SLAPP”)—cases filed to discourage individuals from exercising their First Amendment rights. Our dedication and skill in both the procedural and substantive aspects of First Amendment litigation are key to effectively protecting these rights.
Jim Wagstaffe has been a leading figure in developing California’s first amendment law, in protecting journalists dedicated to fair reporting, and in clearing the good name of those who have been defamed.
Please contact us for more information or a list of representative cases. Based in San Francisco, we take First Amendment cases in California and throughout the country.