Defamation Litigation

Skilled In Litigating Defamation Cases

The law provides recourse when you or your company are subjected to false, disparaging accusations or allegations, whether such accusations and allegations are spoken (slander) or in writing (libel). The defamation lawyers at Dunham LLP have been engaged on many occasions by individuals and companies who have seen their economic interests, as well as reputations, damaged by false, disparaging statements. We have experience handling cases of slander, libel, business disparagement and invasion of privacy through trial and on appeal. In 2018, one of our attorneys obtained a defamation and business disparagement jury verdict in Travis County on behalf of a company that was the largest defamation verdict in the Texas.

Our attorneys have also obtained large punitive damage awards from juries in defamation cases. In one case, one of our attorneys was the lead counsel at trial and on appeal on a slander and invasion of privacy case that resulted in a large jury verdict, which included punitive damages that were the maximum allowed under Texas law. The jury’s defamation and invasion of privacy verdict, including all actual and punitive damages, were upheld on appeal See Debby Wilie v. KJFK, Shamrock Communications, Inc. and Bill Simonson; Cause No. 98-07677; 261st District Court of Travis County, Texas; judgment affirmed on appeal, see Shamrock Communications, Inc. d/b/a KJFK v. Wilie, No. 03-99-00852-CV, 2000 WL 1825501 (Tex. App.—Austin Dec. 14, 2000, pet. denied).

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Our defamation attorneys represent clients not only in Austin but also throughout Texas and across the country. We have received a preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating given for legal proficiency and ethics. The verdicts that our lawyers have obtained in all types of business disputes have been recognized by the American Lawyer, VerdictSearch and Topverdict.com in their annual lists of the highest verdicts in the United States and in Texas. When you need a defamation and business disparagement attorney, contact us online to discuss your case or call 512-615-1255