Defamation of Character
Orlando Defamation / Slander Attorneys
Defamation is an intentional false communication that harms a person's reputation. Defamation is broken down into two different categories:
- written, which is called libel
- spoken, which is called slander
Defamation can cause harm to a person’s reputation, character, or career.
Our experienced Orlando defamation attorneys assist in reaching the best possible result for any harm caused to you by someone defaming your reputation, career, or character. One aspect that a defamation lawyer must look into is the difference between opinion and fact. Generally, a mere opinion, rather than facts, does not amount to defamation. Moreover, truth is a complete bar to recovery. For example, if the statements spoken or written are true then an individual is not able to recover any judgment in his/her favor.
Defamation law varies from state to state. In Florida, essentially the elements to prove a defamation case are:
- Published: in a libel case would be written or printed; in a slander case would be spoken to a third person.
- False Statement: the defamatory statement must be false. Truth is an absolute bar to recovery.
- Injury or Damage: the defamatory statement must cause damage to a person’s character, reputation, or career.
Experienced Defamation Attorneys in Orlando, Central Florida
Our clients benefit tremendously from our ability to identify and resolve defamation cases. If you are need of a defamation attorney in Orlando or anywhere in Central Florida call The NeJame Law Firm at (407) 500-0000 or fill out the online form provided on this page. We are available by email at Civil@NeJameLaw.com and can be reached 7 days a week. Let us assist you personally with your defamation case. We offer our clients attention, compassion and believe in serving as strong advocates. We value your privacy and will keep any information strictly confidential.