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Libel, Slander & Defamation


Committed Virginia Libel and Slander Law Firm

Protecting your good name from defamation

Jeremiah A. Denton III, P.C. has built our positive reputation in our community through hard work and commitment to justice, achievement and the people we serve. We are proud of our accomplishments and the respect we have earned. For this reason, we feel tremendous compassion for individuals who have unfairly endured defamation, libel or slander. Since our founding more than 40 years ago, our law firm has helped numerous Virginia Beach victims of defamation defend their good names and recover compensation for damages.


Upholding your rights against defamation

Defamation is a complex issue that requires extensive knowledge across a broad spectrum of legal areas. Issues concerning Constitutional rights, employment, education, Internet, social media or news media may affect the outcome of your case. To prevail on a defamation claim, our law firm gathers compelling evidence to prove each of these elements:

  • Statement — A statement was written, spoken or otherwise expressed.
  • Publication — The statement was communicated to a third party.
  • Falsity — The statement was untrue.
  • Harmful — You suffered damages because of the publication of the false statement.

Libel and slander are different types of defamation. The primary distinguishing element between the two actions is the medium used to publish the false and harmful statement.

Taking action against libel

Libel is the publishing or printing of untrue or otherwise harmful words about a person. A libelous statement is one that is transmitted using a concrete form of communication — such as a printed newspaper column, a video news segment or a billboard. Our libel lawyers in Virginia take decisive steps to remove the defamatory material from publication and to recover the maximum compensation for the damages done to your reputation, career, family life, business and emotional well-being.

Pursue justice through a slander lawsuit

Slander is the speaking of malicious, false or defamatory statements about a person. A slanderous statement is one that is communicated using a transient format — such as a gesture or an oral comment. Because of its tangible appearance, libel is often considered more destructive than slander. However, slander can result in equally devastating consequences. We assertively pursue the speaker who tarnished your character and demand a damages award to pay for your losses.

Learn how our law firm in Virginia Beach defends your reputation against defamation, slander and libel

To learn more about defamation, libel and slander, call Jeremiah A. Denton III, P.C. at 757-215-4818 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

Virginia State Bar Disclaimer
Every Legal Matter Is Different. The Outcome Of Each Legal Case Depends Upon Many Factors, Including The Facts Of The Case, And No Attorney Can Guarantee A Positive Result In Any Particular Case. The Outcome Of Every Case Will Depend On A Variety Of Factors Unique To Each Case And Case Results Depicted Here Do Not Guarantee Or Predict A Similar Result In Any Future Case.
Prior Cases
  • "Jury awards $3 million in wrongful death murder trial. "

  • "Jury awards $1,200,000 in legal malpractice case "

  • "Denton recognized for two of Virginia's top million dollar-plus verdicts "

  • "WAVY ordered to pay $1.2m for defaming couple "

  • "Student scores $5m jury verdict for libel"

  • "Federal jury awards event planners $600,000 each "

  • "Attorney, firm hit with $420,000 verdict "


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  • "It's nice to know that there are still people like you in this world that are not afraid to go against the grain of society and are willing to stick there neck out for somebody else because of their belief in that person. "

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