Defamation Attorneys in Reston, VA

We Are Here to Protect Your Good Name

There is a difference between exercising the right to free speech and defamation of character. Our Reston defamation lawyers have witnessed how words can cause serious harm to an individual and understand that a false statement against your good name can result in financial losses, as well as physical and emotional anguish.

Now is not the time to go without proven legal counsel and guidance. Call Hall & Sethi, PLC at (703) 991-1949 to set up a consultation.

Establishing a Defamation Case

Defamation is the general term used to define any statement that hurts another person’s reputation. If the statement is spoken, it is called “slander,” but if the statement is published in writing, it is called “libel.”

Put simply, there are three elements to a defamation case​:

  • The statement must be published, meaning it was passed on to a third party.
  • The statement must be false.
  • The statement must result in harm.

Our defamation attorneys in Reston know how important it is to preserve your good name. We are here to make sure that your case is taken seriously. We provide insightful counsel and aggressive representation to prove the harm that was caused to you and advocate for just compensation.

Handling Defamation in the Age of Social Media

With the rise of social media, anybody can make a defamatory statement. Whether you realize it or not, your tweets, Facebook statuses, and even your YouTube videos are all published statements. Defamation online is often treated the same way as the traditional forms. That is why if somebody on social media made a statement about you that caused significant harm to your reputation, you can seek financial compensation. Let our firm guide you through this time!

Is your reputation damaged because of another person’s statement? Consult our Reston defamation attorneys when you call (703) 991-1949!

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