First Amendment, Advertising and Media

This highly specialized practice group is recognized throughout the state and the nation as containing some of the most prominent and experienced First Amendment and media lawyers in this jurisdiction. Over the decades, members of this practice group have represented, and continue to represent, many of the state’s leading newspapers, television and radio stations, and magazine and book publishers.

Members of the practice group have received local and national awards from organizations such as the Society for Professional Journalists. Members of the group are also responsible for the authorship of several treatises on First Amendment law, including mass communication law in Hawai`i, and the Hawai`i chapters in the LDRC 50-State Survey on Employment, Libel & Privacy Law, the LDRC 50-State Survey on Media Privacy & Related Law, and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press’ Tapping Officials’ Secrets.

  • Defamation
  • Entertainment Law
  • Invasion of Privacy

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