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Lawrence G. Walters

Practice areas:

Internet, Gaming, Intellectual Property, Constitutional, Criminal Defense

About Me

Welcome to my profile. Please feel free to contact me directly for more information regarding our services, qualifications and rates at: www.FirstAmendment.com. I head up Walters Law Group, which focuses on protecting the free expression rights of website operators, traditional media publishers and entertainers. Our attorneys concentrate on representing the interests of the online entertainment community, in connection with various business and legal concerns. A substantial portion of our clients operate in the adult, gaming and online dating industries. We are a full service law firm, and offer aggressive representation in a wide variety of matters ranging from intellectual property protection to criminal defense.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Internet: 40%
    20 years
  2. Gaming: 25%
    26 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 15%
    26 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    26 years
  5. Constitutional: 10%
    26 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($85-440/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

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    Larry is one of the preeminent lawyers at the intersection between the First Amendment and the Internet. He also has a broad range of experience litigating threats to First Amendment rights in more conventional venues. Larry is an active member of the First Amendment Lawyer's Association where he gives presentations twice a year on recent developments in the law pertaining to the Internet and intellectual property. The FALA is a nationwide organization of attorneys practicing primarily in the field of censorship and free speech issues. Many of the most important First Amendment cases before the Supreme Court are argued by FALA members. I cannot recommend Larry highly enough.

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    Gary Edinger Communications & Media Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Marc John Randazza

    Larry was my mentor (still is). His skills and ethics are beyond the 10.0 rating that he already has here. As established as I am, I still often find myself consulting with him. As an attorney, you can find no better co-counsel. I recommend him without reservation.

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    Marc Randazza Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

195 W. Pine Ave.
Longwood, FL, 32750

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of the Bar Competition - Top 10%Orlando Business Journal2006
Annual Public Service AwardAssociation of Sites Advocating Child Protection2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerWalters Law Group2010 - Present
Managing PartnerWeston, Garrou, Walters & Mooney2001 - 2009
PartnerWasserman & Walters1998 - 2001
PartnerDoran, Walters, Rost, Wolfe & Ansay1993 - 1998
Senior AssociateKinsey Vincent Pyle, PA1988 - 1992

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Woodhull Freedom FoundationGeneral Counsel2010 - Present
International Masters of Gaming LawMember2005 - Present
Association of Sites Advocating Child ProtectionLegal Advisor2005 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionMember & Past Chair - Legal Panel - Central Chapter2003 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2002 - Present
Florida Bar, Public Interest Law SectionMember1997 - 2008
First Amendment Law Committee - Florida BarChairman1997 - 2008
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationMember & Past President1995 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Karen Fletcher (W.D. Penn 2008)Settled. Client avoided jail without trial.
State of Florida v. Christopher WilsonSettled - No jail, no felony conviction.
State v. Tammy RobinsonSettled - Charges dropped.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Stanford Law & Policy ReviewShooting the Messenger2012
UNC Chapel Hill, School of Law, First Amendment Law ReviewHow to Fix the Sexting Problem2011
Internet Gambling ReportAdvertising Chapter2007
Gaming Law ReviewInvestment or Conspiracy? Legal Concerns about Investing in the Online Gambling Industry2006
Nexus: A Journal of OpinionObscenity in the Digital Age: The Re-Evaluation of Community Standards2005
Gaming Law ReviewAdvertising Online Casinos: An Analysis of the Legal Rights and Risks2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLawJuris Doctor, With Honors1988
University of Central FloridaLaw Studies & Organizational CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude)1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
First Amendment Lawyers Association, Winter MeetingThe Campaign Against Online Escort Sites2011
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationCensorship of Video Games2010
Winter, 2008 MeetingFree Speech & the Internet2008
Indie MMO Game Developer ConferenceLaw of MMORPG's2008
Game Developers ConferenceFree Speech & Censorship of Video Game Content2008
Adult Entertainment ExpoFirst Amendment Protection of Erotic Speech2008
IMGL Annual MeetingInternet Gambling Law2007
Gaming Law MinefieldDevelopments in Online Gambling Law2007
Gaming in CanadaLegal Issues with Advertising Online Casinos2007