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D. Gill Sperlein

Libel and slander Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as D. Gill Sperlein, Gill Sperlein

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Libel and slander
    Defamation defense; anti-SLAPP litigation.

    18 years

  2. Business
    Business formation; business disputes; litigation.

    28 years

  3. Constitutional
    First Amendment

  4. Intellectual property

  5. Entertainment
    Adult entertainment; licensing; regulatory compliance.

  6. Other

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The Law Office of D. Gill Sperlein
345 Grove St
San Francisco, CA, 94102-4462


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Posted by George | September 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Dennis "Gill" Sperlein
Excellent to date. We have a complicated and ongoing Civil Liberties case with national and international implications. Gill has provided good advice and creative ideas.
Posted by Chris | September 24, 2015
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Very helpful with contracts, small business setup
Gill is my go-to guy for contracts, waivers, business filings, etc.; he helped me take my expanding hobby and turn it into a properly set up LLC. I originally hired him because of his industry-specific expertise, but he's now my first stop for any legal question.
Posted by J. Todd | September 17, 2015
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Compassionate Yet Tough
I have a blog that is critical of an anti-science organization. When that well-funded organization sued me for trade name infringement and defamation to shut down my site, I could not afford to fight back. Mr. Sperlein and another attorney came to my aid to protect my First Amendment rights. Thanks to Mr. Sperlein that case was dismissed by the 5th Circuit Court. But it did not end there. The anti-science organization appealed and Mr. Sperlein fought on and soon the appeal was dismissed as well. If not for Mr. Spelein I would have had to give up not only my website, but also my Free Speech rights.
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Work Experience

  • Founder / Owner
  • The Law Office of D. Gill Sperlein
  • 2010 - Present


  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Towson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • First Amendment Lawyers Association
  • Active Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • Active Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Magnum Cum Laude
  • Washington College of Law
  • 1994
  • Honor Society
  • Washington College of Law
  • 1994


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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Libel and slander Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gill is a top-notch attorney with deep knowledge in the defamation area as well as general business matters. I've worked with him on several mutual clients and always been impressed not only with his expertise and but his practical approach. I highly recommend him."
Business Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I hired Gill as local counsel on a contract dispute matter for a client. He was extremely detailed and knowledgeable and overall wonderful to work with. I give Gill my highest recommendation and will be happy to work with him on future matters."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Conscientious, bright and effective. Not sure what else you'd want in an attorney. I have no hesitation recommending Gill to any person or business in need of a talented IP attorney."
Internet Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Gill for the better part of a decade. We have been opposing counsels and co-counsels, and in both events he was strong, smart, and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him without reservation."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gill Sperlein is a talented, enthusiastic lawyer, and an asset to his clients. I've known Gill for about 10 years, and he's proven to be ethical, energetic, and knowledgeable on complex issues. I would endorse him without reservation."
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San Francisco Libel and slander Lawyer D. Gill Sperlein
D. Gill Sperlein
Libel and slander Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 28 years