A SLAPP ("Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation") is a lawsuit meant to intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense. Anti-SLAPP laws give defendants a relatively speedy way to combat this type of action, lessen the burden of litigation, and force the plaintiff to pay legal fees.
Often, after a successful anti-SLAPP motion, a defendant will pursue an abuse of process or malicious prosecution claim against those who previously tried to silence her. This type of action - called a SLAPPback claim - also has its own law and unique procedure.
At the Law Offices of Collin Seals, we take pride in our anti-SLAPP and SLAPPback successes. Collin has litigated in this complex area for nearly a decade, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, with a greater than 90% success rate. Collin's articles on anti-SLAPP law have appeared in several publications, most recently in the December 2017 edition of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (co-written with Gary Brophy). Collin's representation of Washington, D.C.-based Arent Fox LLP resulted in just the third published SLAPPback decision in California. (West v. Arent Fox LLP (2015) 237 Cal. App. 4th 1065.)
Whether seeking to enforce your constitutional rights or opposing an anti-SLAPP motion, this complex area of law requires an experienced and efficient counselor. Call the Law Offices of Collin Seals for a free analysis of your case today.