Committed Virginia Libel and Slander Law Firm
Protecting your good name from defamation
The Law Office of Jeremiah A. Denton III 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 30 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 The Law Office of Jeremiah A. Denton III at 757-215-4818 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.