5.0 stars 26 totalReview Marc Randazza
Posted by Pam
When faced with a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) for posting a review of a business on Yelp, I can say without reservation that Marc Randazza is the best possible attorney I could have found to represent me in my defense. His in-depth knowledge of First Amendment case law, especially with regard to anti-SLAPP cases, is no small measure of what took us to a resounding victory in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada.
I am confident Mr. Randazza’s passion for protecting First Amendment freedoms was an underlying tenet of our success. He has spent his career fighting for the people’s rights, and it was clearly evident in his briefings and in his courtroom presentation. He is a champion for free speech and master defender. He sincerely cares about free speech. It is his life work. Ergo, he cares about his cases and clients, and that made a big difference in being his client.
All of the research, the briefings, the case citations, and the sheer knowledge base that went into the preparation for my defense boggles my mind. I never doubted that the initial Response to the plaintiff’s Complaint would be good, but when I first read it, I was stunned. I knew we couldn’t lose – cautiously, of course, but I was confident. Still, a consumer-review SLAPP hadn’t previously been tried in the State of Nevada, so there was room for trepidation, at least on my part. Mr. Randazza remained optimistic throughout, and it was warranted, as we learned on the day of the hearing.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Mr. Randazza has an impressive staff who all work diligently and fervently.
Anyone who needs to defend their First Amendment rights cannot go wrong with Mr. Randazza.
Posted by Nikki
Marc is an incredibly shrewd and competent lawyer. He holds the rights granted to us as citizens of this country very dear and feels very strongly about their preservation. Marc is articulate and bold. I am deeply grateful for his service.
Posted by Molly Swipas
Mr. Randazza, and his entire firm, are a class act. I was treated with respect, and kindness. Either Mr. Randazza himself, or his wonderful assistant would get back to me minutes after I emailed them. That's amazing.
My case was not ''big'' but it was very personal. Most Attorneys didn't even bother calling me back. So I was amazed by the personal attention from The Randazza Law Group. The information I got from him helped me tremendously in dealing with the company in question. After speaking with Mr. Randazza I was fully armed.
I would not hesitate in either hiring Mr. Randazza, or recommending this law office to anyone with a legal problem. Mr. Randazza is a straight shooter, an honest person and above all you feel important when you deal with him, not just another case.
Posted by a client
I suppose my issue was non-traditional, as I was a not-named party to a lawsuit based on twitter comments (it was someone else who got sued, my comments were part of a list of tweets entered as evidence in motions). Because it was a default judgement, I ended up getting a letter telling me to stop saying mean things (about an abusive man).
Enter Marc. With a letter to the abuser's attorney my worries about getting sued (or even arrested on a contempt of court charge) went away, while still retaining my anonymity...
Marc was at all times respectful (to both me and opposing counsel) and professional. I would hire Marc again in a heartbeat if I were to find myself on the receiving end of a lawsuit.
Posted by Mike
Marc Randazza has worked on a number of free speech cases for us. In fact, this last year, we had a "bet the company" case, a very ugly and contentious case involving First Amendment rights and Section 230. Marc proved himself to be a real fighter that defended us vigorously through 14 months of hell, even though the other side started personally attacking his reputation, and even sued him personally to try and make him give up the fight on our behalf. Marc stuck with us through it all, and in the end, we came out victorious.
More details about the case can be assessed from Marc's profile on our site
After that we were so pleased with him, that we hired Marc on a constant retainer, and we are happy to have such a strong First Amendment and Section 230 Attorney on our side.
Posted by Tim
In my time of need for legal services, Mr. Marc Randazza has stepped up to the plate on more than one occasion, returning my phone calls personally. Mr. Randazza is extremely helpful on more than just the legal end. He has had an open line of communication during difficult times, which was extremely helpful in keeping me informed, thus lowering my stress levels and heightening my knowledge of what is happening from moment to moment.
One thing I like about Mr.Randazza is his utmost honesty. He WILL tell you like it is. Some things in life may be difficult to hear, but Randazza will pull no punches and will not lead you into a costly, drawn out situation for his own personnal financial gain.
I highly recommend Mr.Randazza for any legal needs you might have. This guy is licensed in 5 states, not an easy task. Mr. Randazza is not afraid of hard work, in fact he thrives on it. I haven't had a need for a lawyer in a long while, but if I do Randazza is the guy to call.
Posted by Mike C.
When you hire Marc Randazza as your free speech lawyer, people listen. I have been threatened with multiple lawsuits. When they realize Marc was my lawyer, they understood any lawsuit against me would be vigorously defended.
Marc Randazza has been my lawyer in a lengthy and complicated defamation lawsuit (which we won) and in my trademark application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (application approved).
Marc has also been my legal counsel in pre-litigation matters and has advised me about other lawsuit threats. Fortunately those matters were avoided.
I understand his acumen better than most, I am also a lawyer. Thus you could ever consider Randazza to be a "lawyer's lawyer."
I have referred clients to Marc would trust him with my life.
Posted by Amy
Marc Randazza saved my financial life with his defense of me. I highly, highly recommend him.
In short, he is an attack dog but never loses sight of what is the wise and prudent thing to do. He compiled an attack that, on multiple fronts, decimated every argument of the lawyer and client coming after me.
My experience of him is that he is passionately committed to fairness and doing what’s right, and as I saw it, does not see losing a case as an option for himself. I know he must occasionally lose a case (because this can’t always be in control of the lawyer due to the client’s situation and the law), but the way he approaches them -- with this fierceness that losing is not an option -- made me feel secure from the start that I didn’t have to worry at all; I just needed to wait for him to finish what he needed to do. I feel confident in saying that whatever the best possible outcome is, Randazza will get it for a client.
I also want to explain that while he is fierce, he is not just fierce. He is also methodical, meticulous, and highly incisive. In his defense of my case -- which he made go away rather than going to trial (phew!), I found him to be a brilliant writer (of the brief) and a leave-no-stones-unturned thinker and arguer. While I’m extremely grateful to him for all he did to defend me, I’m also extremely grateful I wasn’t the client on the other side of him. He, plain and simple, wiped the floor with every argument the other side’s lawyer made. And that’s no exaggeration. He brilliantly, brilliantly answered every argument the other lawyer made with a legally-supported argument (based in prior cases, state law, and constitutional law) that just made every argument the other side had just shrivel up -- to the point where the other side probably understood that they were lucky to just walk away and not walk away with a countersuit. (I did not want a countersuit; I just wanted the other side to go away; so I was very, very happy with this outcome.)
I also want to say that though Randazza is a fierce and committed defender of free speech -- mine and all of ours -- he never lost sight of my best interests. He was careful in informing me of all my alternatives, including the possible benefits of settling, and emphasized that this was an option for me, and explained all the reasons that this approach might have merits for me.
Another very important way that Randazza is fierce is that he’s fiercely ethical. It’s important to me to have a lawyer who, while exploiting every angle, never stops coming from moral high ground. I don’t really understand people who sneer at their lawyers for being sleazy. It’s up to a client to choose a lawyer who, in their initial conversations, reflects that they are both extremely intelligent/clever (and will figure out the puzzle of how to get you out of trouble) and comes from moral high ground. This matters to judges and it matters in terms of public opinion, if there is any public reflection on your case, which their was on mine. I found, at every turn, that Randazza drew on his mind and case law rather than ever doing anything underhanded.
And finally, I think you can understand a lot about a lawyer through his associates. The people who work for Marc Randazza are like mini-Randazzas in many ways, but the important part to me was that they seem to truly love and respect the guy. Love and respect. They love him because he’s decent to the core -- a man of principle -- and they respect him because of all I wrote above.
I highly, highly recommend Marc Randazza as a lawyer and a human being -- although I strongly suggest that you avoid being on the other side of him, because he’ll eat you and your lawyer for breakfast and eat whatever’s left for a mid-day snack. Great man, great lawyer; I was extremely lucky and will forever be grateful to him for his defense of me.
Posted by Stewart
As the owner of WebsiteSecure.org, Marc Randazza is the only attorney we have hired and the only attorney we would hire.
We provide trust seals and ethics audits of companies doing business online for the purpose of enabling honest business owners and ethical consumers to find each other more easily. Mr. Randazza has assisted us with protecting all of our intellectual property (including our official seal), quantifying our ethical standards and best practices, and many other more ordinary matters that have required his legal expertise.
At every turn Randazza has proven to be accessible and useful. We do not get passed over to assistants or associates, and he responds promptly to every request. As you might expect, his fees aren't the lowest we have seen, but I'm a firm believer that the best quality representation is a very worthwhile part of our budget.
I highly recommend you speak with him and hire him. He will do right by you.
Posted by a client
Mr. Randazza was employed by my company as General Counsel for approximately 3 years as our General Counsel.
We recently concluded litigation against this attorney (a 2.5 year binding arbitration), and the judge's ruling determined Mr. Randazza had committed (in the judge's words) "clear and serious breaches of fiduciary duty".
Our experience - and the judge's ruling - was that Randazza engaged in a host of actions prohibited by the professional rules of conduct, including negotiations for monetary payment to him directly from opposing parties in litigation. He'd also taken on numerous clients whose interests were adverse to ours (conflicts of interest) without disclosing them to us, and without informed written consent.
Specifically, Mr. Randazza was tasked with protecting our copyrights. During a suit with a party who had been violating our copyrights, it was discovered that Mr. Randazza pursued a $75,000 bribe from the opposing party in exchange for conflicting himself out of future representation against them. Subsequent discovery revealed this was a pattern Mr. Randazza had engaged in.
Mr. Randazza's actions following one specific settlement with an opposing party in copyright litigation resulted in that opposing party filing suit over Mr. Randazza's violations of the settlement agreement. This led to our having to settle with this opposing party, at considerable expense.
In another instance, Mr. Randazza actually took on as a client another website/company who repeatedly violating our copyrights without disclosing this to us. This rendered us entirely unable to pursue this company for their repeated violations of our copyrights, because Mr. Randazza clandestinely represented them.
Mr. Randazza's willingness to engage in conflicts like the above caused us considerable harm, as the attorney we'd hired to pursue protection of our intellectual property rights was either unwilling or enable to do precisely that, instead - as the arbitrator ruled - unjustly enriching themselves at our expense.
Further complications arose as a result of Mr. Randazza’s actions. Mr. Randazza wiped his company laptop of all our client files and data, did not release to us close to $600,000 in client files being held in his trust account, and refused for a considerable amount of time to hand over our client legal files following his resignation.
I would not recommend this attorney at all.