The advancement of the internet has brought about the need for companies to seek legal protection. The problem is that not using the right attorney can affect your business adversely. The primary reason for this post, presented by Pouted online magazine, is to reveal 20 of the best media and internet attorneys in the US.
Kelli L. Sager is one of the best media attorneys in the US. She is from Los Angeles and has managed to represent various individuals and brands over the years in the US court of appeal as well as Supreme Court at both state and federal levels. Having been in this field for over 30years, Sager has managed to earn the respect of many companies. Some of the companies she has represented are cable companies, radio and television broadcasters, magazines & newspapers, internet companies, web publishers, and motion picture producers.
2 Thomas M. Clyde
Thomas M. Clyde is based in Atlanta, Georgia. At the moment, he is working with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, which is one of the best in media law. His work has been recognized in areas such as media law, Litigation – First Amendment, First Amendment Law, and Commercial Litigation. Whenever Thomas represents the interest of his clients, he always performs nothing short of miracles. His expertise has earned him awards for First Amendment Law, Atlanta (the year 2019), and First Amendment Law, Atlanta (the year 2017). It is worth mentioning that Thomas got licensed in the year 1992.
Vincent H. Chieffo is a media attorney who works with Greenberg Traurig LLP. His trial, as well as appellate experience, has been beneficial to clients over the years. A proof of his expertise is how he has won awards such as Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5, and others. Vincent understands how to defend the interest of clients on matters related to copyrights, idea submission, licensing trademarks, motion picture production, including agreements for distribution.
4 Alonzo Wickers IV
Alonzo Wickers is another top-rated media lawyer that has managed to make a name over the years. The legal representation he provides is on various issues. These could be problems related to entertainment, media, advertising, and others. He has worked with multiple streaming outfits, studios, networks, and others. His career seems to be growing from strength to strength.
Apart from being an expert in the interpretation of media law in line with the US constitution, Rochelle L. Wilcox is also vastly experienced on issues related to privacy invasion, anti-SLAPP law, newsgathering claims, and defense of defamation. It is also worth mentioning to point out that she has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, most especially for Media Law and First Amendment Law. She has been successful while representing clients due to her ability to tell compelling stories.
Craig P. Cardon has earned numerous positive reviews from clients over the years for excellent services. He has worked with large retailing companies around the country. His work is usually on matters related to targeted advertising and collection of data. He often appears before national advertising division regularly, defending the interests of brands and individuals on various media-related issues.
Monica L. Dias’ practice area is majorly media law. Having worked with a notable brand such as Frost Brown Todd LLC, there is no doubting the fact that she is a vastly experienced media attorney. Her awards include Cincy Leading Lawyers and nominated for Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2007). She offers professional advice to clients on copyright, television, telecommunication, advertisement, and trademark issues.
Robert D. Balin is another respected media attorney who deserves to be on this list. In the past, he has successfully represented clients in various aspects of media law. These could be on issues related to first amendment, trademark & copyright litigation, contracts, defamation, and privacy. Robert has worked with national and multinational brands like news media, broadcasters, and publishers.
Gregory W. Herbert is based in the city of Florida and currently works with Greenberg Traurig LLP, which is a notable law firm in the US. He has over 25 years of experience in media and internet law. His practice areas are media law, Litigation-Patent, and litigation-intellectual property. He is certified by the Legal Specialization and Education of Florida Bar Board. Less than 1% of attorneys in Florida have this distinction.
10 Katherine M. Bolger
Katherine M. Bolger is highly experienced when it comes to representing the interest of entertainment as well as news companies on content-related issues. She has worked with various celebrities in the past after being licensed in 1999. Although she is an attorney into matters related to media and advertising, she also understands sports.
Michael A. Kahn is an attorney who has proven efficiency in areas such as trademark, media, first amendment, and copyright law. He also renders professional advice to clients on matters related to intellectual property. Mike is known as a veteran due to the lawsuits he has successfully handled in the past for clients. He has been named as Missouri Super Lawyer since 2005. He has also been enlisted amongst the best lawyers in America in areas such as entertainment law, first amendment law, media law, and entertainment law in 2003.
12 David Kushner
Mr. Kushner is a partner at Willcox & Savage, P.C. and his offices are located in Norfolk, Virginia. When it comes to retransmission consent, David is probably one of the best in the US.
13 Rick Kurnit
Rick Kurnit is based in the city of New York. At the moment, he is working with Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC. Given his achievements over the years, it is fair to conclude that Rick is a name recognized internationally. For over 12 years, he has gained annual recognition in six fields, including intellectual property litigation, entertainment, copyright, advertising, trademark and media. In the aspect of advertising law, The US Chamber ranks Rick Kurnit as a star. He is also a lecturer at the American Law Institute.
There is no doubting the fact that ever since Dale F. Kinsella got recognized in 1995, his status has kept on improving with some astounding performances while representing the interests of clients. He has received awards/recognition in various aspects such as media law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law – Music, Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television, and Commercial Litigation. His enlistment in Chamber USA is a dream of many lawyers.
15 James B. Lake
James B. Lake works with Thomas & LoCicero PL in Tampa, Florida. His practice areas are media law, intellectual property-litigation, and trademark law. He was once recognized as the lawyer of the year 2018, which underlines his expertise.
16 Linda Edell Howard
Linda Howard is an attorney based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her practice areas are Copyright Law, Entertainment Law – Music, and media law. Over the years, she hasn’t only been recognized but also honored by notable attorney rating services and publications in the US. She has over 30 years of experience as a media attorney and won the award of “best lawyer of the year” in 2006 in the field of entertainment law in Nashville.
Joseph J. Lewczak is an experienced media lawyer who has managed to leave an indelible impression on clients over the years. When it comes to legal matters related to promotions, advertising, and marketing, joseph has proven to really know his stuff. His vast knowledge covers mobile, social, digital, and traditional media. His list of awards includes New York City, Media Law (2017), New York City, advertising law (2019), and New York City, media law (2020).
At the moment, Lee J. Levine is working with Ballard Spahr LLP as a media law expert. His areas of practice are Litigation – First Amendment, First Amendment Law, and media law. He has worked with reputable publication companies in the past with the New York Times being one of them in the 2001 famous investigation involving a bio-defense expert where the FBI got involved.
Judith Mercier is an attorney with a vast level of experience in commercial litigation and complex business matters. She has worked with different brands from various industries like hospitality, sports, financial services, and many others. Her areas of practice are media law, intellectual property, business torts, and contract disputes. She is also an expert when it comes to defending claims of consumers. Some awards she has been nominated in are Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2013), and the University of Miami American Jurisprudence Book Award.
Elizabeth A. McNamara works with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, which is a company based in New York. Some of the areas where she has been given recognition and honor are Trademark Law, media law, Litigation (Intellectual Property), First Amendment Law, Entertainment Law (Music), Entertainment Law (Motion Pictures & Television), and copyright law. With over 30years of experience in intellectual and media law, there is no doubt that she understands what clients expect of her.