April 06, 2015 Top Story

Court Strikes Florida Rule Preventing Advertising of Past Results

District court decision follows trend allowing attorneys to advertise past results

Pamela Sakowicz Menaker

A Florida lawyer can advertise his past results and a state ethics rule banning the attorney statements is unconstitutional. Rubenstein v. The Florida Bar.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida joins a majority of states holding that state bar rules that completely prohibit attorney advertising of past results violate the First Amendment.

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