Aggressive First Amendment Defense

Too often people find themselves being sued for exercising their right to free speech. They’re sued because they spoke out against the powerful. They’re sued because they stood up for what they believe in. 

Known as SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) lawsuits, these lawsuits are only filed to scare speakers into silence. Plaintiffs file them because they’re betting that speakers won’t be able to adequately defend against the lawsuit, and will choose instead to end their criticism.

But the First Amendment offers strong protection against these SLAPP suits, and an aggressive defense strategy can point out these bully tactics for what they are: unconstitutional. 

Tom defends against SLAPP suits because he believes in the freedom of speech and because it’s important to stand up for what’s right. Tom has taught other lawyers about the right way to handle these cases, especially where the case has a high level of media coverage. Many times, an effective media strategy can be the speaker’s most effective weapon.

If you’ve been sued for speaking your mind, call my firm today at (216) 566-8200 for a free consultation to learn how Tom can help you. Or, fill out the contact form on the right of this page to contact him directly.

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