October 05, 2011

Cases on Lawyer Advertising

Cases on Lawyer Advertising

In 1995, the Commission on Advertising published the seminal book Lawyer Advertising at the Crossroads. Chapter II examines the constitutional dimensions of lawyer advertising and solicitation. Cases examining commercial speech and legal services marketing include the following:

United States Supreme Court Cases

Bates v. State Bar of Arizona

Ohralik v. Ohio State Bar Association

In re Primus

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. v. Public Service Commission of New York

Zauderer v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Shapero v. Kentucky Bar Assoc.

Peel v. ARDC of Illinois

Edenfield v. Fane

Ibanez v. Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation

The Florida Bar v. Went For It, Inc.

LAPD v. United Reporting Publishing Corp.

State Supreme Court Cases

Crowe v. Tull, 126 P.3d 196 (Colo. 2006). ( Colorado Consumer Protection Act held to apply to allegedly deceptive trade practices by attorneys.)