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Posted by Christian, a Libel client, Flag
Every now and then good, quality people with a strong set of defined morals coupled with a brain and several assets, find themselves to be the litigious targets and fodder for many of the low life troglodytes in society. Sometimes when one makes the decision to challenge said low hanging fruits of society, they might find themselves the recipient of a claim for defamation of character. Some may find it fitting to classify it as nothing more than a “shakedown” or “extortion” suit for those that envy you and wish to live your same financial lifestyle. However, if you find yourself tangled in an ugly situation over defamation of character, please do yourself a favor and immediately contact attorney Adrianos Facchetti, the GOD of Defamation Defense and California anti-slapp suits.
If you have a voice and decided to use it, one must caution you to make sure you have the strength, stamina, and the money to back up your opinions. Even with the aforementioned qualities named above, the recipe fails without the retention of a top notch attorney to execute the proper legal actions and hammer down on such bottom feeding plaintiffs. Lucky for me, I was privileged enough to have retained the Law Office of Adrianos Facchetti. Mr. Facchetti vigorously and very successfully defended me in a purported “defamation” claim. Mr. Facchetti used his in-depth expertise to carry out a swift and heavy anti-slapp suit to quickly shut down the plaintiff’s fabricated storyline and scripted attempts to extort money from me. Armed with Mr. Facchetti by my side, coupled with his in-depth knowledge and legal strength, every single one of the plaintiff’s claims crumbled before their eyes. Their scheme failed quickly and miserably. Embarrassingly enough, the plaintiff’s themselves and the plaintiffs’ attorney (a shrinking violet at best) found themselves folding like a cheap suit while up against Mr. Facchetti’s vigorous defense. Mr. Facchetti is a fierce, strong, and intelligent litigator. In my opinion, Adrianos is simply the best attorney in the field of defamation period. I have witnessed firsthand, the legal mopping of floors Adrianos can accomplish swiftly and with graceful ease.
In conclusion, if you unfortunately ever find yourself to be on the opposing side of the table from Mr. Facchetti (as opposing counsel or plaintiff up against Adrianos in a defamation case), I wish you all the luck in the world. Well, luck and a large box of diapers. You will need a generous supply of both.
Posted by Lisa, a Civil Rights client, Flag
Adrianos Facchetti was an integral part of our legal team in our civil case. As I imagine is true in each individual case, we had a variety of concerns in entering this process. Our family, including our three teenage daughters, had been victimized by a violent act, we had no idea where to begin, and we felt vulnerable. We were also hugely concerned about the welfare of our daughters during this completely unfamiliar process. The outcome of our case was important, but the journey we were about to take required attorneys that we could trust implicitly. From the moment we met Adrianos his calm capability was obvious. He was genuinely concerned for our family and that concern continued over the three years we worked with him. Each step of the legal process was covered with us before it happened in terms we understood. He let us know what to expect each step of the way. During our journey together, from filing to settlement, Adrianos was professional, caring, and thorough. His exhaustive attention to each and every detail ensured that our case received every possible consideration. We would not hesitate to recommend Adrianos to friends or family in the event they required legal services. Having him on our team enabled us to reach a settlement in our case and move forward in our lives. We will always be grateful to him.
Posted by Pete, a Libel client, Flag
After being served with a defamation lawsuit, we did not know where to turn. My wife is a recent cancer survivor, so the last thing we needed was the stress and aggravation of a lawsuit.
From the moment we spoke with Adrianos on the phone, we knew we were in good hands. At our initial consultation, he listened patiently and then explained our options.
Adrianos filed a brilliant anti-SLAPP motion on our behalf, which stopped the plaintiff and their attorney dead in their tracks. The defamation suit was dropped and Adrianos negotiated an excellent settlement in which the plaintiff ended up paying us.
In addition to being a great attorney, we found Adrianos to be a sincere, compassionate person. Throughout the process, it was evident that he had our best interests at heart, and had genuine concern for how all this would affect our family.
If we ever have ANY sort of legal issue in the future Adrianos Facchetti will be the first person called!
Posted by Sterling, a Libel client, Flag
Attorney Facchetti listened to me and researched the details of a defamation civil suit against me. He wrote a detailed, well organized and excellent motion that was impressive and knowledgeable. He was professional at all times and kept me informed of all options. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Stacia, a Libel client, Flag
I was sued for online reviews I had posted. I did quite a bit of research and found Adrianos Facchetti. I am so happy I did. He is honest, extremely knowledgeable and sharp. He won my case and out shined the defense in every way. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!
Posted by a client, Flag
After reviewing a Dr.’s office service and billing practices on Vitals.com and subsequently receiving a threatening email with a defamation law suit if I did not remove such review, a good friend of mine, who is a lawyer, recommend I contact Mr. Facchetti.
Mr. Faccetti, was prompt to respond, he patiently heard my situation, and clearly and directly explained my options.
I would definitely recommend Mr. Facchetti, he is direct, to the point, and at the same time very personable.
Posted by Olga, a Civil Rights client, Flag
I contacted Mr. Facchetti when I found myself in the mess of SLAPP suits for my review and updates on Yelp!
The Plaintiff has filed defamation suit and civil harassment suit on me. After some research on-line I figured that this is not something you need to take easy especially when you are being slapped for your constitutional rights to a free speech!
I contacted a few attorneys but many of them did not even want to talk to me unless I pay for an hour of their time. Not to say that this is wrong but what can be done in an hour? What if you don't get a good impression then you either stuck with the attorney you don't feel good about after that hour or you go to another one and again start from hourly consultation.
To me a free brief consultation on the particular case is like a sign of good faith and honorable intentions from an attorney.
This is exactly what Mr. Facchetti did. He called me the next day I submitted my issue to him. In a short phone call he briefly but clearly explained to me what I should potentially expect regardless whether or not I hire him.
Honesty is what everyone is looking for in an attorney! This is rare but if this is important to you then look no further.
I also would like to point that Mr. Facchetti's website is very information and not in regards to his education or experience but on the topics he practices!
As much as it is important to know that the person you are about to pay thousands of dollars to has some good educational and professional background it is a lot more valuable to read his/her thoughts on the subject that is very important to you now.
Mr. Facchetti's site http://www.defamationlawblog.com is very informative and lets people know that he not only spends his time for the big bills but takes some time to educate the public on the issue for free. There are plenty of people who can not afford an attorney and this site is priceless in this case.
Turned out (unfortunately on my own experience:) defamation and SLAPPs are very complicated matters and very few attorneys are actually knowledgeable in this area of expertise so don't play with it, let him help you!
Posted by John, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
My family and I were victims of verbal threats and bodily harm made from a co-worker at work . Those threats were IMMEDIATELY reported to my employer. That same co-worker approached my family and myself outside of work and tried to engage into a verbal altercation. A false police report was filed by that co-worker and he tried to convince a judge to issue a restraining order stating "I was now the threat." This was retaliation for reporting his prior threats to my employer. Thinking his actions would even the playing field Mr. Facchetti responded quickly and with precision. A letter was written with strong language that not only included a comprehensive background of the complaintant, Adrianos reminded this co-worker of his past history of family violence and his need for an attorney to help explain his actions. Needless to say all charges were dropped and the matter is now back in the hands of my employer. Had Mr. Facchetti not acted on my behalf, I could have been a victim twice over. Adrianos professionalism and legal prowess was of great value in a time of un-certainty.
Thank you for your personal attention and quick responses to my texts, emails and telephone calls. I highly recommend Adrianos Facchetti. JOB WELL DONE !
Posted by a Libel client, Flag
Search for anti-SLAPP expert on Google and there's Facchetti!
And for good reason. We faced an early wash-out on a anti-SLAPP challenge and the judge was unfamiliar with anti-SLAPP and about to rule against us... Adrianos patiently explained the anti-SLAPP rulings and why the judge would be creating a new negative anti-SLAPP precedent if we were ruled against.
Adrianos' patient explanation along with copious examples of applicable prior decisions got the judge to listen and rule in our favor.
Well done, counselor!
Posted by Duane, a Litigation client, Flag
I have been an attorney for over 18 years. I had a potential six-figure case in the LA area, and was concerned that defendants would file an anti-SLAPP motion. I searched and found Adrianos Facchetti, creator of the California Defamation Law blog.
I brought him into the case, just in time as an anti-SLAPP was filed weeks later. Adrianos handled this motion very well. He is extremely knowledgeable in the case law in this area, and successfully guided us through a largely winning motion, including helping us to obtain discovery that was key to our opposition.
Adrianos has participated in all other aspects of the case in a positive way, including strategizing, law and motion practice, extensive discovery, and a successful mediation.
I can highly recommend him especially for defamation and SLAPP/anti-SLAPP practice, and in general litigation.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
This was my first personal experience in court and Adrianos was patient and understanding. The restraining order was dropped before the hearing and after an attempt to get a significant amount of money the day before. Adrianos had countered for the attorney fees. Our counter to their claims was so well written that they did not want the hearing to proceed. He made sure that the agreement was entered in the court record and that no further action could be taken. He is an excellent attorney.
Posted by Out of State Client, a Libel client, Flag
I had a serious allegation brought against me by an individual 2000 miles away from me, where I do not reside. I interviewed and discussed the facts with several attorneys. I found Mr. Faccchetti to be very knowledgeable, about my type of case. He was able to explain the law and various outcomes. I made several calls before hiring and during each call he would answer my questions, even repeated questions thoroughly so that I could understand what was going on. Not once did he rushed me or make me feel any pressure to hire him. Upon hiring, Mr. Facchetti continued to be patient, thorough and kept me completely informed about everything that was happening with the case. Being informed was of upmost importance to me since I was unable to attend the court hearings. The other party was very difficult and definitely set on playing hard ball. Mr. Facchetti remained calm and was able to combat every obstacle that came my way, even situations that arose in my home state where he had to speak with my attorney here on a somewhat related matter.. This was no ordinary case. The case was resolved in my favor. What impresses me most about Mr. Facchetti is that his goal throughout my case was what was in MY Best Interest. Not about his pay, not about a win regardless of how it affected me in the end but again, he made sure the outcome would be in My Best Interest. Mr. Facchetti is extremely trustworthy which is a rare heard of quality or seen these days. I am so thankful that I chose Adrianos Facchetti as my attorney in this matter.
Posted by Sam, Flag
Took my initial call and was very straight forward and giving me proper advice about my case. offered to pay for time and gracefully declined. I wish i were in his area.
Posted by a Libel client, Flag
I am German citizen and had a complex law suit on internet defamation against me including several causes of actions and involving a public person.
After trying several German speaking lawyers, in the hope of getting an easier comprehension of legal terms, I discovered Adrianos who convinced me very fast with his dedication and commitment. Short after, much more was revealed to me: it was Adrianosâ€™ excellent expertise, objectivity and strategic sense that led us to win the anti-SLAPP motion in shortest time and to then have the plaintiff dismiss the rest of the case with prejudice.
It was a pleasure to work with Adrianos: always up to date, respectful, motivated and not to forget - a good listener with a constructive sense of humor that encouraged me during hard times.
I therefore strongly recommend Adrianos and I would assign him at any time to represent again my legal interests.
Posted by Juan, a Appeals client, Flag
After a bad experience with a previous attorney, Adrianos Facchetti was a breath of fresh air. I highly recommend him! Informative, attentive to our concerns, we were very happy to have him as our attorney.
Posted by reinhard, a Fraud client, Flag
honest ,down to earth.
pursuit my case to success and never gave up.
i felt very well taken care of with adrian facchetti and george baltaxe.
Posted by Harry, a Libel client, Flag
I handle public relations for a very popular and well-known race car driver and we had urgent concerns about my client being defamed in several Internet posts. Adrianos responded immediately and advised us very thoroughly about the laws regarding these types of issues and advised us on a strategy to combat them. We have since used Adrianos services multiple times and he is always available, always responsive and can quickly get to the core of an issue and explain it to us in a way that we can easily understand. We look forward to consulting with him in the future as he has most definitely earned our trust and respect.
Posted by sue, Flag
I am a surgeon and had an urgent legal concern about internet defamation and called Mr. Facchetti from out of state. He responded immediately and gave great advice. He also helped me over the next several weeks as needed with great insight on his part. He was truely concerned for me and very sincere. I would call him again without hesitation.
Posted by Anne, a Libel client, Flag
BizParentz Foundation (a non-profit charity), was fortunate that Adrianos Facchetti was willing to take our case. Our organization, as well as one co-founder, were defendants in a Federal SLAPP case that had been transferred from another state.
Not only is Adrianos knowledgeable, aggressive, and an out-of-the-box thinker, he is a pleasure to conduct business with. Our issue was complex, and involved a business area unfamiliar to many people. Adrianos quickly mastered the business model as it applied to our case. He always treated us with the utmost respect, took the time to educate us about the legal issues, and always remembered that as his clients, we had the final say in decisions.
Our case was voluntarily dismissed by the Plaintiffs without prejudice, and we consider that a big "win" both for us, and for the First Amendment rights of consumers everywhere. We are proud to have had Adrianos on our team and are very grateful for his generosity and support.
Anne Henry and Paula Dorn
Posted by Peter, a Libel client, Flag
Adrianos helped me greatly with my case. He called me back right away, was very knowledgeable about defamation law and crafted an effective strategy and response. He kept me informed about the progress and handled the matter quite professionally. He has a very pleasant demeanor as well. I wholeheartedly recommend him to those seeking an excellent First Amendment attorney.
Posted by Morris, Flag
When I was facing the most difficult and painful battle over my life project, the Los Angeles Scottish Rite building in the Hancock Park neighborhood, the conspiracy of my partners could have finished my personal assets and their dishonesty was provn to me, it waws ADRIANOS' help and wisdom that ended my misery and that of my family. He was pesonally involved in numerous lawsuits and appeals on my behalf. My name is Morris Shaoulian and I am a mason, 32nd degrees.
Posted by George, a Libel client, Flag
Adrianos provided excellent legal services to us and was cost effective.
He demonstrated thorough knowledge on our case and provided us with several options to address our legal issues. We are happy with the outcome and feel that he provided us with good legal representation.
Posted by a Internet client, Flag
Adrianos knows the ins and outs of internet defamation law. Though I do not live in California, he gave me enough common law information to understand what the options were, and also gave me a good interpretation of my state laws. I am very impressed with him!
Posted by Lawrence, a Appeals client, Flag
Adrianos Facchetti, was always there for me whenever I required professional assistance, regarding the Law, court procedures to follow, and strategy to pursue for the best realistic outcome possible. My experience of his court room demeanor was always confident, assertive without arrogance, knowledgeable, and very articulate without a false facade.
Posted by sean, a Contracts client, Flag
Adrianos has been my Attorney for the past year. He sees everything from all angkes and his perspective is highly intelligent. He has a very direct, yet soothing way of explaining the law and his knowledge of the law is impeccable. He is easily accesible and returns phone calls and emails within minutes. He is eager to help his clients and is extremely open to ideas and suggestions. I would highly advise using him for any legal needs. I had an emergeny and sent him a text message, he was at my door step within 60 minutes. I felt relief to have him there in that moment.
Posted by a Business client, Flag
I have known Adrian for a few years and in that time he has evidenced an acute ability to apply logic and sound judgement to any situation. He continues to impress me with the confidence, dedication and tenacity he applies to his work. His straightforward and honest approach to lawyering is a rare find these days and a great asset to the legal community.
Posted by a Libel client, Flag
As a 30-year businessman with more than 60 websites working for me, I have on many occasions needed legal representation. All lawyers I have worked with have completed my needs from adequately through excellently.
I engaged Facchetti for a situation that involved multiple competitors from across the nation that were working in sync to cause my business and personal reputations to suffer. Some attorneys who had reviewed the matter felt very strong that I had a solid case, but since it involved multiple jurisdictions and difficult to prove elements of defamation, they suggested more defamation-knowledgeable counsel.
Facchetti did research before accepting my case. Once started, I observed a steady stream of impeccable documents flow from him involving the matter that were a notch (or two) above docs I have reviewed in the past. As the case proceeded, it became clear that he knew more about litigating defamation than did the legal firms representing my defendants.
Facchetti dealt with the other legal-eagles in a professional manner that actually brought results sooner than expected. Always accessible by phone or e-mail, I felt, no-- I knew, that he cared about my case.