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The First Amendment guarantees freedoms that are foundational to our society, including the freedom of speech, religion, the press and assembly. The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC believe that these freedoms need to be carefully guarded and protected from government overreach. We have litigated First Amendment Free Speech claims across the country.

We will defend your First Amendment rights when those rights are being threatened. Our attorneys regularly write about the First Amendment and have been asked to speak about Free Speech issues by other professionals and government officials.

If a sign ordinance, a noise ordinance or other government action is violating your rights, we will focus on your goals and work with you to craft a solution to accomplish them.

Protecting the First Amendment is truly a passion and a pleasure for us. We would be honored to defend your rights.

Clothing and Donation Bins and Free Speech
We are a leader in the regulation of clothing and donation bin container cases throughout the United States. The same is true for many other forms of speech, including billboards, signs, painted advertisements and art on buildings.

Municipal Sign Codes and Free Speech
We are experienced in cases involving municipal sign codes and frequently defend property owners’ rights in this particularly nuanced areas of the law.

Free Speech Claims
We have a special emphasis on Free Speech claims. In particular, we are leaders in protecting our clients’ Free Speech rights against unconstitutional laws and ordinances.

In 2015, we secured a precedent-setting Free Speech victory for one of our clients at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that is now the basis of claims in every circuit in the United States. We have continued this success in numerous other state and federal courts.

We can help you meet your goals.

The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have the experience and the knowledge to work with you to develop a legal solution that helps you accomplish your goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes, although your chances of success will depend on the ordinance. It is best to contact a First Amendment attorney to review the ordinance to determine your likelihood of success.

In some situations it is legal. It depends on why you are being treated differently. An attorney should be contacted to review the law.

Probably not, because a municipality must satisfy a strict test in order to treat different types of expression differently. Contact an attorney to review the local ordinance.

In some cases, if you prevail on a civil rights claim, the municipality will be required to pay your attorney fees. Contact an attorney to see whether you have a viable cause of action.