Practice Areas


First Amendment & Media

“The security of the Nation is not at the ramparts alone.
Security also lies in the value of our free institutions. A
cantankerous press, an obstinate press, a ubiquitous
press must be suffered by those in authority in order to
preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression
and the right of the people to know.”
— U.S.D.J. Murray Gurfein in U. S. v. New York Times Co., 328 F. Supp. 324 (S.D.N.Y. 1974)

FOIA & State Public Records Requests

The Freedom of Information Act: ‘a federal regulation
obliging government agencies to release all information
they had to anyone who made application for it, except
information they had that they did not want to release.’
— Joseph Heller in Closing Time (1994)


Books are a uniquely portable magic.
— Stephen King in On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
— Pablo Picaso


Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made
— George Burns

Civil Litigation

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who
has the better lawyer.
— Robert Frost


A doctor, an engineer, and an actuary were arguing one day about which was the oldest profession.

The doctor said that since God created Eve from Adam’s rib, which was a surgical procedure, being a doctor must be the oldest profession.

But the engineer replied that before that, God had created order out of chaos, which was an engineering feat, so engineering must be the oldest profession.

The actuary looked at the engineer and asked, “Yeah, but who do you think created the chaos?”
— Unknown