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Lawrence G. Walters

Internet Attorney at Longwood, FL

4.8   20 reviews

also known as Larry Walters


Licensed for 34 years

About Lawrence

Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Internet
    40%
    Internet law practice deals with protecting the legal and constitutional rights of online businesses in the fields of gaming, entertainment, dating, advertising, hosting, cryptocurrency, payment processors, live cams, etc.

    28 years

  2. Gaming
    25%
    Our gaming law practice involves online gambling along with alternative gaming activity such as sweepstakes, penny auctions, fantasy sports, skill gaming, and contests. We also represent video game developers and distributors.

    34 years

  3. Intellectual property
    20%
    We assist clients with copyright and trademark registration along with representation in infringement litigation, arbitration, and domain name disputes.

    35 years

  4. Constitutional
    15%
    Our constitutional law practice involves legal challenges to statutes, ordinances, and governmental policies affecting constitutional rights of businesses or individuals, primarily on the grounds of freedom of speech.

    35 years

PROVIDING CUTTING-EDGE LEGAL GUIDANCE FOR OVER 30 YEARS. CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX ISSUES.

I've devoted my career to defending freedom and protecting artistic expression. My focus is online media. I head up Walters Law Group, which provides legal guidance to clients across the globe including website operators, software developers, online service providers, and gaming interests. Our attorneys often help clients in fields where the law is uncertain or unsettled. A substantial percentage of our clients operate in the adult, gaming, blockchain, advertising, and online dating industries. I have developed a passion for First Amendment issues, and frequently handle cases involving censorship of protected speech. Walters Law Group is a full service law firm, and we offer aggressive representation in a wide variety of matters ranging from intellectual property protection to criminal defense. Our firm has handled cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, including several at the U.S. Supreme Court. Full details regarding our firm's experience and qualifications can be found at . 

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Nightline appearance
CNN appearance to discuss public profanity and the First Amendment
Appearance on The View
Today Show appearance
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Licensed for 34 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Lawrence G. Walters

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Jude, Orlando, FL | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complicated controversial case with excellent results!
My company was being sued with frivolous demoralizing accusations. The news of my case went worldwide. Larry fielded every reporter’s questions from CNN to the NY Times (while he was on vacation!!!) Larry along with his outstanding team took an honest aggressive approach and freed my company from the suit. I completely trust Larry Walters whole-heartedly and have no doubts he is sincere and looking out for by best interest. Larry has been my lawyer for over 3 years and I highly recommend Walters Law Group for your representation. He is simply the best.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2011
Could not have hoped for better representation
Lawrence is an excellent attorney, not only for his knowledge, and ability to get results, but most importantly due to his responsiveness and dedication to get things done. Throughout a very complex situation Lawrence made himself completely available to talk (whether by phone, email, Skype, etc), and work out tough and specific solutions for our issues. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Edgar | August 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gamblin Consultation
The Attorney was very professional. Each of the topics discussed were explained in detail and compared with the respective Law, but the most valuable thing was the advice on what we should not do and what we can do within the framework of the Law. Excellent. Thanks.
Posted by SHAY | September 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
help with a new business
Lawrence Walters Consulted with me on the adult Industry. we went over a lot of the legal issues I need to be aware of before starting a new Business. Lawrence was very knowledgeable about the industry and answered all my questions to his fullest legal knowledge of the adult industry I would highly recommend him consulting with him or hired him for any issues relating to his law practice.
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible breadth of knowledge on 1st amendment issues
I'm the Senior Strategist for Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Larry Walters is our general counsel and also one of the lead attorneys on the lawsuit, Woodhull v. United States, that we filed challenging SESTA-FOSTA. Walters has done an excellent job keeping the organization appraised of the status of the suit at every stage. The documents he has contributed to (motions, briefs, responses) are all thoroughly researched and clearly written. In addition to his work on our case, he also routinely provides legal advice to the organization in a way that is constructive, clear, and prompt. I would hire Walters for any case related to first amendment issues or internet issues.
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Posted by Tiffany | April 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional
Prompt and very knowledgeable. He really listened to me and my needs and addressed each concern effectively. I feel confident in his abilities to assist me in all legal issues I may have moving forward.
Posted by Lucky Lieberman | April 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice that i will heed, to keep me from going to prison...thx Larry
Larry charged me a fair fee for a phone consultation, in which he detailed every aspect of the new federal Section 230 laws along with potential civil and criminal penalties associated with various adult internet business models. He was very knowledgeable on the subject matter and his advice was extremely helpful in allowing me to make appropriate business decisions. Peace !!
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Legal Expertise and Guidance for Adult Products Project
After conducting a national search for top legal expertise in website design and regulatory compliance for new adult products, our company retained Larry Walters. We were not disappointed. Larry thoroughly and quickly grasped all aspects of the new project including a variety of thorny practical and legal issues, some of which we did not anticipate. Larry assisted in establishing systems that are compliant with complex legal regulations but also are consumer and business friendly. He became an integral (and well liked!) member of our team. We couldn't have asked for better results.
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Posted by Jay | September 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended for online businesses!
Lawrence always has great attention for details and is very knowledgeable about complex legal issues. He doesn't shy away from given his opinion on the legal risks involved and provides clear answers with enough background information to make an informed decision about the issues at hand. He has thorough knowledge about the technical and legal aspects of operating an online business, and is always sharp on new legal developments that could affect your business. We've been working together for almost 10 years and we are looking forward to the next decade of solid legal advice from an highly experienced attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jon Krizmanich - MANAGER @ JK WEB MEDIA
LARRY IS TO THE POINT AND EASY TO WORK WITH. HE UNDERSTANDS HOW TO GET THINGS DONE, ESPECIALLY IN HIS FIELD OF EXPERTISE. GREAT WITH TIME MANAGEMENT AND ATTENTION TO DETAILS. A LITTLE PRICEY BUT WHAT LAWYER WORTH HIRING IS NOT? YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIS SERVICES IF YOUR SERIOUS ABOUT PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION!
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Posted by Alex | September 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Choice for First Amendment and Free Speech Representation
Larry is the best attorney we have ever worked with. His dedication to free speech and to the first amendment is in his DNA and he has the highest of ethical standards. If you have a complicated free speech issue - look no further.
Posted by Sam | June 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent professional service
I've now worked with Lawrence on some very complex matters over the past 18month. My business is within the adult cam sector so if this is also anybody else's field that needs professional help I fully suggest contacting Lawrence. I found his advice solid and his services A+. I would most certainly recommend Lawrence and his team and am glad to have their knowledge as part of my project.
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Posted by Ricci | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There is no better attorney!
We have worked with Larry Walters since 2004 when we first reached out to him about a case he was handling. We were told he would be hard to reach, but he was completely accessible and stunningly brilliant with his answers about the case. From that day to today we have relied on Larry for his advice and legal counsel. He is the “go-to” person for First Amendment issues and internet law. His guidance on civil rights and controversial issues has been invaluable and he has often been the difference for us in achieving a successful outcome. Larry has represented our Foundation on many levels, including the United States Supreme Court. We are honored to have him serve as Legal Counsel for Woodhull Freedom Foundation.
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Posted by Aaron Hart | July 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
I found Larry on Avvo, and his articles were impressive: full of good information and very articulate. My partner and I hired Larry for a consultation, and it was well worth it. We plan to retain Larry in the near future at the launch of our company.
Posted by Trish | August 5, 2013
A Drem Come True Awesome !!!
I found Mr.Walters When the county i live in wanted me to close my Adult store saying it was a zoning issues it had been in my local paper and made its way to the world wide web where Mr.Walters commented on a web site so i i contacted him he helped in so many ways he helped me understand i was not in the wrong and lead me the way i needed to go well long story short he sent a letter to the county and with in days he had them ready to run so i now im running my store right where it is and im grandfathered in so im safe he was more than helpful if you need a lawyer Please do yourself a favor and HIRE Mr.Walters
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2013
Highly recommended
I would recommend him to everyone. He was very thorough, thoughtful, knowledgeable and utmost most understanding. He understands clients financials and is willing to work with the client, which is more important. Highly recommended.
Posted by D.L. | August 19, 2011
Attitude and behaviour above the crowd.
Normally i hesitate before giving 5/5 on anything, but Larry has absolutely performed as such for us thus far in our current short relationship. I've had dealings with lawyers in a very few situations. They seemed more about earning a check as opposed to solving problems. Those cases really just draaaged on and on, so that's what i expected here. Contrary to my experience, Larry's immediate advice and work were central to a blazingly fast resolution. His availability is excellent. He has been consistently responsive on a level that puts to shame even people that I work with on a daily basis. With my past legal needs, i was usually lucky to get a response the next business day. He has been very informative every step of the way. Telling us what was happening as well as what his thoughts were, all in a timely manner. At times it seemed as if was emailing us while engaged in conversation with the opposition. Thus far, I've only touched on factors that might show his knowledge, but even that was revealing of his experience. His trustworthiness has not been tested with us, but that statement itself is a good thing. When considering all the other positive attributes that he exhibits, i can't imaging his trustworthiness being questionable. He hasn't changed my opinion of lawyers in general, but he has certainly changed my expectations of them.
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Posted by Anthony | May 19, 2011
Simply the best Attorney I've ever seen
Selecting an attorney is a process not to be taken lightly. So, I was thorough, speaking with seven or eight attorneys before I was fortunate enough to find Mr. Lawrence Walters. From the outset, I could immediately see he is highly intelligent, articulate and a straight talker. My instincts said he was honest and genuinely cared about his clients, and that is exactly correct. Unlike many attorneys, he didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear, he provided a very realistic assessment of my case and possible outcomes. Mr. Walters and his associates were extremely professional, responsive and courteous. Any questions asked were answered completely. He was very thorough in his research and prepared to file my counterclaim if necessary. I firmly believe his reputation made the opposition very anxious. He obtained a highly favorable settlement in mediation and his billing was more than fair. I am well pleased with my decision to retain his counsel. Without the slightest hesitation, I would highly recommend Mr. Walter's to anyone desiring outstanding legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2008
Owner of company
We have know Larry Walters for 12 years and have used his services in legal advice many times. Larry is very knowledgeable, professional, attentive and quick to resolve issues that need attention. He was always quick to get back to us when we would leave a message or voice a concern. He is very easy to work with and he makes you feel that your issues are important.
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Posted by Patrick | July 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Proceed with caution
Lawrence Walters failed to keep me, his client, in best interest by not enforcing the formation and delivery of my contract from a co-council, which he highly recommended, ultimately resulting in me losing my entire business. 9/7/2018 forwarded a very personal email to an attorney, co-council whom I fired in which Walters was fully aware of the firing. I had retained Lawrence Walters from approx mid 2016 until 2018.
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Response from Lawrence Walters August 6, 2021
The Florida Bar Rules of Professional Conduct restrict how lawyers can respond to online reviews. However, this review is not consistent with our recollection of the events or with the many other positive reviews of our services. I further believe that some or all of the allegations are false.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-550 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Walters Law Group
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Weston, Garrou, Walters & Mooney
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Wasserman & Walters
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Partner
  • Doran, Walters, Rost, Wolfe & Ansay
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Senior Associate
  • Kinsey Vincent Pyle, PA
  • 1988 - 1992
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Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor, With Honors
  • 1988
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude)
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Shhh...Intimacy on a New Level v Pittsylvania County, Case #A-13-001
  • Victory: County agreed to permit continued operation of the store and grandfather store into future legislation
  • STATE v. MINAKASHIBEN PATEL, Case # 53-2013-CF-003893-01-XX
  • All charges dismissed.
  • State v. Theresa Taylor
  • Settled - $325 fine, no jail, no probation.
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Associations

  • Woodhull Freedom Foundation
  • General Counsel
  • 2010 - Present
  • International Masters of Gaming Law
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection
  • Legal Advisor
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member & Past Chair - Legal Panel - Central Chapter
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • First Amendment Lawyers Association
  • Member & Past President
  • 1995 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Public Interest Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2008
  • First Amendment Law Committee - Florida Bar
  • Chairman
  • 1997 - 2008
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • First Amendment Lawyer of the Year
  • ACQ5
  • 2019
  • First Amendment Lawyer of the Year
  • Global Law Experts
  • 2018
  • AV Rating - Preeminent
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2015
  • Media IP Lawyer of the Year - USA
  • Corporate Livewire
  • 2015
  • Professional Achievement Award
  • University of Central Florida
  • 2011
  • Best of the Bar Competition - Top 10%
  • Orlando Business Journal
  • 2006
  • Annual Public Service Award
  • Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Internet Gambling Report
  • Advertising Chapter
  • 2007
  • Gaming Law Review
  • Investment or Conspiracy? Legal Concerns about Investing in the Online Gambling Industry
  • 2006
  • Nexus: A Journal of Opinion
  • Obscenity in the Digital Age: The Re-Evaluation of Community Standards
  • 2005
  • Gaming Law Review
  • Advertising Online Casinos: An Analysis of the Legal Rights and Risks
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • First Amendment Lawyers Association, Winter Meeting
  • The Campaign Against Online Escort Sites
  • 2011
  • Game Developers Conference
  • Free Speech & Censorship of Video Game Content
  • 2008
  • Indie MMO Game Developer Conference
  • Law of MMORPG's
  • 2008
  • Winter, 2008 Meeting
  • Free Speech & the Internet
  • 2008
  • Adult Entertainment Expo
  • First Amendment Protection of Erotic Speech
  • 2008
  • IMGL Annual Meeting
  • Internet Gambling Law
  • 2007
  • Gaming in Canada
  • Legal Issues with Advertising Online Casinos
  • 2007
  • Gaming Law Minefield
  • Developments in Online Gambling Law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
Endorse Lawrence
Constitutional Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawrence is the face of first amendment law. Great attorney and family man."
Internet Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been reading the avvo answers of this lawyer and always agree with his statements. I just read one of his legal guides and was very impressed. If you are looking for a lawyer, I am sure Lawrence would be a good choice!"
Constitutional Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Walters' dedication to the legal profession is inspirational."
Constitutional Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Larry Walters as opposing counsel in a copyright infringement case some 12 years ago. Since then, we have become colleagues and friends. Don't let the boyish good looks fool you, Walters is one of the wisest and most experienced lawyers in the country when it comes to the First Amendment. He is a true believer the the importance of free speech and a free press, but he never lets his own ideals get in the way of making decisions that are right for his client. He is a brilliant strategist, but always considers the client first. You can't do better."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When I became a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association fourteen years ago, Larry was among the very experienced members who warmly welcomed me. Only around three or four years later, he asked me to be local counsel on behalf of a Maryland prison officer who had been suspended over protected First Amendment activity conducted before he applied for his prison job. Before joining Larry in that litigation, I already knew that he was tireless and effective in his work, and his peformance in that litigation underlined that all the more. Those needing the type of services Larry provides are fortunate to have him available to them."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Internet Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Walters continues to impress and provide excellent, well-reasoned, and common sense advice on Avvo. I learn from him every day and that is definitely saying something. I have been practicing for 24 years and have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney. I would recommend him to everyone and anyone."
Internet Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Larry's work in the areas of both Internet law and constitutional law. He is an uncompromising advocate for rights-protection as well as a provocative thinker. He has a deep loyalty to his clients."
Constitutional Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Constitutional Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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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