Media Defense


Walter | Haverfield has extensive experience representing numerous media outlets with a focus on limiting liabilities and minimizing litigation exposure. We utilize a team approach in assisting media clients with access to public information and court proceedings, and defending intrusions in the newsgathering process. Walter | Haverfield has successfully defended the following claims:

  • Breach of contract
  • Civil rights violations
  • Copyright infringement
  • Defamation arising from news and investigative reports
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Promissory estoppels

Our attorneys provide prepublication reviews to identify potential liabilities in advertising and editorial content. Additionally, we have instituted mandamus actions to force the release of public records and the opening of courtrooms to cameras.





  • Media defense attorney recognized as AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® and has been named by Ohio Super Lawyers to a recent “Top 100” Ohio attorneys list.