Personal Injury

Defamation

San Francisco Libel and Slander Attorney

Defamation is a false written or spoken statement someone makes about you that is represented as a statement of fact, and which harms your personal and/or professional reputation and published with the intention of harm or malice. Defamation has the potential to ruin your business and personal reputation, and can have a devastating effect on your life, your career, and your employment. If your reputation has been damaged by defamation, you should speak with an East Bay defamation lawyer. You may be eligible for compensation for the economic losses and the mental anguish and other emotional harm you have incurred as a result of the defamation.

At the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini, our East Bay defamation lawyer has provided legal representation to clients who have been harmed by defamation for 30 years. We stay current on the constantly evolving area of defamation law as it is impacted by the advent of the internet and other modern media.

Two Kinds of Defamation: Slander and Libel

Chances are that you have heard the terms “slander” and “libel”, which fall under the greater umbrella of defamation of character. Libel is written defamation, and slander is spoken defamation. This categorization is not as clear cut as it once was, however, due to the rise of the internet and online defamation.

Evidence Required in a Defamation Lawsuit

To recover in a libel or slander lawsuit, you must show evidence of four elements:

  • A defamatory message was conveyed
  • The message was published, meaning that it was conveyed to someone other than you
  • You can be identified as the person referred to in the defamatory material
  • You suffered some injury to your reputation as a result of the communication

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Contact the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini by phone at (510) 444-0692 or email for a free consultation with an East Bay will dispute lawyer. We serve Oakland, San Francisco and the surrounding counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Marin.