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Thomas Richard Julin

Constitutional Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 13 years
    Florida - FL 42 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Communications and media
    20%

    43 years

  2. Constitutional
    20%
    Much of the work that I do involves First Amendment issues

    43 years

  3. Internet
    20%

    43 years

  4. Libel and slander
    20%

    43 years

  5. Privacy
    20%

    43 years

While a student at the University of Florida, I served as editor in chief of The Independent Florida Alligator.  The experience got me interested in First Amendment and media law issues.  After law school, I joined Steel Hector & Davis and had the privilege of working with Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte, Donald M. Middlebooks and many other excellent lawyers with that firm.  Shortly before I started working with them, Sandy and Don had persuaded the Florida Supreme Court to adopt a new rule allowing television coverage of judicial proceedings. Both were exemplary lawyers, devoting much of their time to public service. Sandy went on to become president of Florida Statute University.  Don was appointed a fdeeral judge.  I stayed a mere lawyer but have continued over the course of my career to follow the examples that they set. 

Photos and videos

This is my testimony on November 29, 2000, before a Special Joint Committee of the Florida Legislature regarding the First Amendment right of voters to have their votes counted.

Location

Gunster
600 Brickell Ave
Suite 3500
Miami, FL, 33131

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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Defamation case.
Very professional. After our conversation about my potential defamation case he sent me a letter detailing everything to be considered in that case.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • 2000 - Present
  • Partner
  • Steel Hector & Davis
  • 1986 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Steel Hector & Davis
  • 1981 - 1985
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • law
  • 1981
  • University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Broward Bulldog, Inc. v. US Department of Justice, 24 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D361a, (S.D. Fla. 2014)
  • Pending - Interlocutory order requires FBI to submit 80,000 pages of material for in camera review
  • Rosa Nales v. Carnival Corp., 24 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D259a, 2013 BL 398929 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Summary judgment for defendant,
  • Brugmann v. State, 117 So. 3d 39 (Fla. 3d DCA June 12, 2013) (en banc)
  • Order affirming sealing of tape recordings of client’s attorney made without attorney’s consent over opposition of publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
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Associations

  • Union Internationale des Avocats Media Law Commission
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • University of Florida Law Center Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Florida Bar, Media and Communications Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Florida Bar
  • Moderator
  • 2001 - 2015
  • Media Law Resource Center, Defense Counsel Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers in Florida
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Miami
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • First Amendment Litigation Notable Practitioners
  • Chambers USA
  • 2015
  • Local Litigation Star
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • 2015
  • Most Effective Public Interest Lawyer
  • Daily Business Review
  • 2015
  • Florida First Amendment Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Florida Media Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Most Effective Public Interest Lawyer
  • Daily Business Review
  • 2013
  • Award of Honor
  • PEN USA
  • 2007
  • Most Effective First Amendment Lawyer
  • Daily Business Review
  • 2005
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Publications

  • 37 Hastings Communications & Entertainment Law Journal 79
  • You Can Use Hidden Recorders in Florida
  • 2015
  • Pharmaceutical Executive
  • Fortuity & The First Amendment
  • 2014
  • InsideCounsel
  • Is the FTC Our Ministry of Truth?
  • 2012
  • Is the FTC Our Ministry of Truth?
  • InsideCounsel
  • 2012
  • BNA Privacy & Security Law Report
  • Sorrell v. IMS Health May Doom Federal Do Not Track Acts
  • 2012
  • 4 Entertainment & Sports Law Journal 191
  • Law of Defamation by Rodney A. Smolla (A Book Review
  • 1987
  • Detroit College of Law Review
  • The Inevitability of Electronic Media Access to Federal Courts
  • 1983
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Learning Series
  • Secret Recordings: How and When They Can be Done
  • 2015
  • Annual Meeting of the Florida Bar - Boca Raton, Florida
  • First Amendment Decisions of the US Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • 59th Annual Congress Union Internationale des Avocats - Valencia, Spain
  • Peut-On Rire du Tout?
  • 2015
  • 59th Annual Congress Union Internationale des Avocats
  • Peut-On Rire du Tout (Can We Laugh at Everything)
  • 2015
  • Reporters' Workshop at the Florida Supreme Court
  • Libel: The Scourge of News Reporters
  • 2014
  • 58th Annual Congress Union Internationale des Avocats - Florence, Italy
  • Protection of Journalists and Their Sources
  • 2014
  • 58th Annual Congress Union Internationale des Avocats
  • Protection of Journalists and Their Sources
  • 2014
  • Reporters' Workshop at the Florida Supreme Court
  • Libel in Elections
  • 2013
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Advertising in the Digital Age
  • 2013
  • 31st Annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean
  • The Impact of the Declaration of Chapultepec: A 20th Anniversary Retrospective
  • 2013
  • Media Law Resource Center
  • The Next Big Thing: First Amendment Protection of Data Mining
  • 2012
  • Practising Law Institute
  • Commercial Speech
  • 2011
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Communications and media Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is a great lawyer. Period."
Libel and slander

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Miami Constitutional Lawyer Thomas Richard Julin
Thomas Richard Julin
Constitutional Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 42 years
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