First Amendment Appeals

First Amendment protections often arise in the business and governmental communities.  These constitutional rights are litigated in both federal and state court, and many are presented to appellate courts for a final adjudication.

Estes Law Group takes pride in crafting and delivering persuasive, effective arguments in First Amendment issues.

We Have Extensive Experience Litigating Constitutional Issues

With an award-winning journalist on our staff, we are uniquely situated to understand the changes faced by the media.  We know that the media is central to our free society, and it is our honor to represent its members.

Our society is built around the core principles in the Bill of Rights, including the First Amendment to the United States’ Constitution, which states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The Estes Law Group attorneys stand ready to present issues such as these at the trial and appellate levels.  We have handled cases including:

  • media issues, such as right of access and defamation claims;

  • city ordinances and state laws placing restrictions on speech and assembly rights;

  • state, city, and school ordinances alleged to effect an establishment of religion;

  • religious symbols and monuments in the public square;

  • an attorney’s free speech rights during a trial; and

  • a magazine’s right to publish and distribute content to prisoners.

For assistance in your federal or state First Amendment issues, contact Estes Law Group.  We will provide competent legal assistance for your constitutional issue: 415-376-9726.