The right to speak freely comes with a responsibility to use that right responsibly. Unfortunately, in today's world of social media, this lessen is often lost. And the results can be devastating to an individual's life, reputation and earnings.

Indiana's State Constitution, Section 9, specifically provides: "No law shall be passed, restraining the free interchange of thought and opinion, or restricting the right to speak, write, or print, freely, on any subject whatever: but for the abuse of that right, every person shall be responsible"

A former journalist, Stephen Terrell has more than 30 years experience in handling defamation claims. He uses this extensive knowledge and experience to defend your good name against unfounded defamatory statements. He will evaluate possible claims, and when necessary bring suit, and guide your case through the complex law of defamation.

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse steals trash. 'Tis something, nothing: 'Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands. But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.

-- William Shakespeare, Othello, Act 3, Scene 3