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Defamation, Libel, and Slander

Defamation is a state law cause of action.  A claim for defamation can be brought when a person or entity makes false and disparaging statements about another person.  Businesses can also assert claims through trade libel, defamation, and business disparagement claims provided for under state laws.  These actions can be valuable tools to prevent or limit false and defamatory statements about the quality of a business’s products, employees, or ownership.  A defamation claim can be based on express-written words or oral statements, but also on actions that communicate false and defamatory information through implication or inference.

Emord & Associates has significant experience pursuing and defending defamation claims in state and federal courts.  We have assisted clients in all phases including risk evaluation and avoidance, prelitigation negotiation, cease-and-desist letters, settlement and mediation, and civil litigation.  The firm’s constitutional practice [LINK] intersects defamation law in context with First Amendment jurisprudence.  We represent businesses, professionals, and individuals who have suffered injury through false and disparaging comments in public forums.  We also defend against such individuals and entities wrongfully accused of making such statements. 

Whether evaluating a concept, performing regulatory due diligence, maintaining or prosecuting regulatory filings, or contesting adverse litigation, Emord & Associates provides exceptional counsel for all your litigation and regulatory needs.

Virginia (Firm HQ)

11808 Wolf Run Lane
Clifton, VA 20124
Telephone: (202) 466-6937
Telecopier: (202) 466-6938


2730 S. Val. Vista Dr.
Bldg. 6, Ste 133
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Telephone: (602) 388-8899
Telecopier: (602) 393-4361