Thomas R Burke
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Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation - California
"He is very experienced and very knowledgeable on many subjects such as anti-SLAPP laws. He literally wrote the book on it. He is a staunch defender of the First Amendment."
First Amendment Litigation - USA - Nationwide
"He is a very popular and skilled lawyer."
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Mr. Burke defends speech across all mediums – representing Internet companies, television networks, studios, book, magazine and newspaper publishers, authors, journalists, photographers, documentary filmmakers and environmental groups. With over 25 years of trial and appellate experience in California’s state and federal courts, Mr. Burke’s practice covers the full spectrum of content liability issues including libel, privacy, right of publicity, Section 230, DMCA, false advertising, trademark and First Amendment claims. A veteran newsroom lawyer, Mr. Burke also provides pre-publication counseling, defends journalists facing subpoenas seeking the disclosure of confidential sources and regularly prosecutes state and federal public records lawsuits. Mr. Burke is a Continuing Lecturer on Media Law at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of "Anti-SLAPP Litigation" (The Rutter Group 2013-present) and a Contributing Editor to Weil & Brown, "Cal. Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial" (The Rutter Group 2014-present) (Anti-SLAPP Motions).