Rhode Island Defamation Attorneys

Any injury to your reputation by another person may affect all aspects of your life, including your career. Defamation is the injuring of a person's character, fame, or reputation by false and malicious statements. Defamation includes both libel and slander. Libel may occur when false articles are published in newspapers, publications, online postings, online articles, blogs, social media or other printed forms. Slander is when a person makes a false oral statement about the character or profession of a person.

The damage of defamation may be challenging, if not impossible to reverse. The Constitution protects free speech, but it does not allow a person to cause harm to another's reputation. Jack Mahoney has been handling and trying defamation cases for 37 years. He has argued numerous cases in the Rhode Island Supreme Court that have become an integral part of defamation law in Rhode Island, including Martin vs. Wilson Publishing Co., 497 A.2d 322 (RI 1985); Lyon vs. Rhode Island Public Employees Council 94, 516 A.2d. 1339 (RI 1986) and Healy vs. New England Newspapers, Inc., 555 A.2d 321 (RI 1989).

The effects of defamation may be extensive and long lasting. Asquith & Mahoney, PC is able to assist you with all forms of defamation. If you believe you have been defamed, please call our office for a free consultation.