Top Internet Defamation Lawyers & Law Firms in the United States [2020]

Top Internet Defamation Lawyers & Law Firms in the United States [2020]

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    Have you discovered defamatory online posts about yourself or your business and want to remove it as soon as possible? Or maybe you have been subject to consistent online harassment or other cyber attacks and want to put an end to them immediately?

    If you are the victim of internet defamation and attacks, your first inclination is to seek out the best internet defamation lawyers and law firms for advice. We have an honest and transparent philosophy when it comes to interacting with our clientele. It is common for potential clients to ask us, “If we don’t hire Minc Law, who can you refer me to?”

    While we at Minc Law are the right fit for many people and businesses, we are not offended by the question because we understand that we may not be the best fit for everyone.

    If you are looking for some of the top internet defamation lawyers and firms in the United States, here are our top 12 recommendations:

    • Berlik Law
    • Bochetto & Lentz, P.C.
    • C.A. Goldberg
    • Hanszen Laporte
    • Hinch Newman
    • Hopkins Way PLLC
    • Hutcherson Law
    • Kronenberger Rosenfield
    • Lubin Austermuehle, P.C.
    • Morris & Stone
    • Mudd Law
    • RM Warner Law

    In this post, we will provide a brief background on the top internet defamation firms in the United States to help you make an informed decision.

    First things first, let’s start by outlining questions that are important to ask any internet defamation attorney.

    How to Pick the Right Internet Defamation Attorney

    If you are trying to decide who to hire to help you with your online defamation issue, there are some vital questions to consider.

    We recommend asking yourself the following questions about the attorney you want to hire:

    • Are they primarily focused on internet defamation and internet law?
    • Do you know exactly who will be working on your behalf?
    • Can you look them up online and see where they work?
    • Do they have client testimonials I can read?
    • Do you have their address, email, and phone number?
    • Can you see their picture and read their bio?
    • What experience do they have?
    • If something goes wrong, what recourse do you have?
    • Who is their typical clientele?
    • How many cases have they handled that are similar to my situation?
    • How do they communicate with clients?
    • Who will personally be handling my matter?

    Read the full checklist of 33 questions to ask when hiring an internet defamation lawyer.

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    Top Internet Defamation Attorneys & Law Firms

    Please note, the firms listed below are listed in alphabetical order.

    Berlick Law

    Berlik Law

    Berlik Law is an AV-rated law firm with multiple locations in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Libel, slander, and defamation of character
    • Business litigation
    • Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
    • Trade secret misappropriation

    Lee E. Berlik, Esq. has been practicing for over 20 years. He received the Martindale-Hubbell’s Gold Client Champion award for his large number of positive client reviews. This award is given to less than 1% of attorneys and is considered a high honor.

    According to his website, Berlik left large law firms to create a small firm where he could “offer his clients increased responsiveness, greater value, and better service…devoted to meeting client objectives and achieving results at a minimum of expense.”

    Cost Saving Tip: For clients who find themselves posted on a large amount of websites and the total cost of guaranteed removal would be high, consider retaining our firm under an hourly non-litigation engagement. Doing so usually gives the best overall value for services and keeps total legal costs as low as possible.

    Bochetto & Lentz, P.C.

    Bochetto & Lentz, P.C.

    The law offices of Bochetto & Lentz, P.C. are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Mt. Holly, New Jersey.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Complex personal injury and torts
    • Business and corporate law
    • Complex civil litigation

    Attorney David Heim, a partner at the firm, focuses his practice on defamation, commercial disparagement, wrongful use of civil proceedings, partnership and shareholder disputes, employment disputes, and catastrophic injury cases. He places “his client’s cases and their needs and objections above all else” and “never stops thinking about how to advance their position in the case.”

    Attorney Heim is also a frequent lecturer and author of publications for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

    C.A. Goldberg

    C.A. Goldberg

    C.A. Goldberg is a mid-size victims’ rights law firm located in Brooklyn, New York.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Blackmail and extortion crisis management
    • Sextortion
    • Vulnerability reports
    • Offline and online reputation management
    • De-anonymizing the offender

    Founding attorney, Carrie Goldberg, Esq. is the author of the book “Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls.” She has gone up against the NYC Department of Education for unfairly punishing victims for reporting sexual assault, has held social media platforms accountable for severe harassment, removed sexually graphic images and videos from the internet, represented high-profile clients who were being blackmailed and obtained dozens of Orders of Protection against violent individuals.

    The firm takes a victim-centric approach, providing “cutting edge legal help for clients under attack.”

    Hanszen Laporte

    Hanszen Newman

    Hanszen Laporte is a Located in Houston, Texas.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Business law
    • Litigation
    • Real estate
    • Criminal law

    Jeffrey Dorrell, a partner at Hanszen Laporte, is a seasoned litigator who handles a wide range of cases for plaintiffs and defendants. He assists an array of clients with free speech and defamation issues along with civil litigation, deceptive trade practices, employment law, insurance defense, personal injury, toxic torts, business law, real estate law and criminal law.

    Reputation Management Tip: The goal of online reputation management (ORM) is to give a person or entity direct control over the results displayed when searching for a certain keyword. Anyone who has unwanted content on the internet can benefit from ORM.

    Hinch Newman LLP

    Hinch Newman

    The Hinch Newman Law firm has offices in New York, New York and San Diego, California.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Internet law, eCommerce law, internet defamation and online libel
    • FTC and State Attorney General investigations and defense
    • Marketing and advertising law
    • Full service litigation for internet marketing, advertising law, unfair competition, false advertising, and intellectual property
    • Privacy and data security law
    • NYC Department of Consumer Affairs investigations and defense
    • Performance marketing and website agreements

    Attorney Richard B. Newman is an award-winning thought leader on FTC Regulatory Actions, Ad Compliance and Digital marketing law. He has been featured and quoted by many media outlets such as: Forbes, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Times, Inside Edition, The Wall Street Journal, and BBC World News (to name a few). Attorney Newman has more than 20 years of legal practice and background on both the East and West coasts.

    The firm’s client base consists of internet, digital media and eCommerce companies including manufacturers, advertisers, affiliate networks, lead generators, aggregators, telemarketers, email marketers, list managers, and affiliates.

    Hopkins Way PLLC

    Hopkins Way PLLC

    The Hopkins Way law firm has offices in Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Cyber law
    • Defamation
    • Privacy

    Attorney Ed Hopkins helps private individuals, businesses, public officials, public figures, politicians and celebrities with defamation of character. He holds all seven certifications offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and has been honored with a number of awards. He also educates other attorneys on cyber law by providing Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentations.

    Hutcherson Law

    Hutcherson Law

    Hutcherson Law focuses exclusively on internet law in Dallas, Texas.

    Their practice areas include:

    Like Minc Law, Hutcherson Law solely focuses on internet law. Kenton Hutcherson helps businesses and individuals who have been defamed by content online. He regularly speaks and lectures on developments in internet law.

    Hutcherson Law understands what a powerful tool the internet is and how malicious it can become. This law firm focuses on “helping good, honest professionals and businesses who have been attacked on the internet.”

    Kronenberger Rosenfeld

    Kronenberger Rosenfield

    Kronenberger Rosenfeld is a firm of five very experienced attorneys in the state of California.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Internet law
    • Trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
    • Advertising law compliance
    • Class action defense
    • False advertising and defamation
    • Anonymous online misconduct
    • Spam law
    • Website agreements

    The firm takes on clients from “struggling internet startups to multi-million dollar enterprises” and claims that their small size keeps overhead low to help clients save money. They also describe themselves as one of the “leading internet law firms in the country.”

    Attorney Pricing Fact: Some attorneys offer flat fees, which are fixed total fees for a defined legal task. The cost does not change no matter how much work is done (it’s all-inclusive!). The benefits of flat fees are that they are predictable, do not fluctuate, and they encourage attorney efficiency.

    Lubin Austermuehle, P.C.

    Lubin Austermuehle, P.C.

    The law offices of Lubin Austermuehle are located in Chicago, Elmhurst, and Wilmette, Illinois.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Slander, defamation, libel, and cyber-smearing
    • Business and commercial litigation
    • Real estate litigation
    • Franchise litigation
    • Legal malpractice
    • Business disputes in divorce
    • Class action defense

    Peter S. Lubin and Patrick D. Austermuehle market their practice as business litigators, but they also focus on slander, defamation, libel and cyber-smearing when it comes to their business clients’ reputations. They understand that false statements can hurt a company’s brand and that the internet has further “enabled the spread of false information by consumers and competitors.” They work to hold individuals accountable for the damage caused by defamatory statements.

    Morris & Stone

    Morris & Stone

    The office of Morris & Stone is located in Tustin, California.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Defamation, libel, and slander
    • Anti-SLAPP cases
    • Internet law
    • Business litigation
    • Construction and real estate law

    Aaron Morris, Esq. helps clients with free speech issues, anti-SLAPP, defamation and first amendment rights. He is the founder and current President of the California Defamation Lawyers Association. Attorney Morris also has a blog which discusses how to stop internet defamation, why you should stop it, and why reputation is so important.

    Mudd Law

    Mudd Law

    Mudd Law has offices in Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; and Park City, Utah.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Internet law
    • Litigation
    • Intellectual property
    • Contracts
    • Defamation, privacy, and reputation

    The Mudd Law Firm advertises itself as being on the “cutting edge of the convergence of law and emerging technologies.” Charles L. Mudd Jr. has an extensive legal background and has owned his own law firm since 2001. Attorney Mudd also conducts speaking engagements all over the world regarding internet defamation and other topics.

    RM Warner Law

    RM Warner Law

    RM Warner Law is a boutique law firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    Their practice areas include:

    • Defamation
    • Internet law and social media
    • Business law
    • E-commerce
    • Advertising law

    According to their website, they have “assisted thousands of businesses and individuals with a myriad of online defamation challenges.” They represent internet brands, founders, licensed professionals, and individuals who’ve been unfairly disparaged online to seek proper recourse.

    Our Goal Is to Help You Find the Right Attorney for You

    We understand that we may not always be the best fit for every client’s needs. Transparency is one of our primary philosophies, so we are happy to point you in the right direction even if we cannot help. The 12 lawyers and firms listed in this article represent some of the top internet defamation firms in the United States.

    ★★★★★
    Honestly, your Firm has really uplifted my/our faith in this industry. I interviewed 8 x law firms in this field before choosing Minc Law as our Law Firm and we have never doubted that decision for a second. You are all that you claimed to be via my initial consultation. Your client communication is outstanding. We also find you all to be very clever, emotionally intelligent, compassionate, empathetic, efficient, and extremely transparent. Nadeen, Darcy, yourself Aaron – everyone has been wonderful! THANK YOU!

     

    Elke O.,Feb 13, 2019

    If you feel like an internet defamation lawyer is not the best fit for you, please visit our article, “Top Online Defamation Services” for more information about other companies and services that may be able to assist.

    Are you being defamed online? We will get it removed. Contact Minc Law today!