Knowledgeable Guidance On Foundational Issues In Media Law
Media law involves such fundamental issues as First Amendment liberties, freedom of the press, freedom of speech and access to public information. At Frank, Gale, Bails & Pocrass, P.C., we understand the vital role these freedoms play in the media industry. Our media law practice is one of the most active in Pennsylvania. We represent journalists, large media clients (including Pittsburgh’s pre-eminent newspaper) and members of the public in a broad range of media law matters, including:
- Access to court and government proceedings
- Access to public records
- Reporter’s privilege and Pennsylvania’s Shield Law
- Defamation defense
We are committed to protecting the rights of media clients – and the public – through vigorous legal advocacy.
A Leading Firm In Handling Landmark Cases
Our attorneys are well-versed not only in the vast body of constitutional law that shapes freedom of the press, but also in Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine Act and the federal Freedom of Information Act. We have pioneered important legal concepts in landmark media litigation involving public access to records – including cases before the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals and writs of certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court, and all of the Pennsylvania appellate courts. A key to the firm’s success in these cases is the extensive appellate experience and knowledge of our lawyers.