Democracies die behind closed doors.

~Detroit Free Press v. Ashcroft

The Lefton Group, LLC, draws on Attorney Karen Lefton’s experience as legal counsel for the news industry, first as in-house counsel and then representing numerous national and local media companies. This ensures the media’s Constitutional rights to gather and report news in both print and online are protected.

The Lefton Group’s expertise in Media & First Amendment law covers a wide range of issues, including:

  • Public access
  • Public records
  • Prior restraint
  • Defamation
  • Privacy

As a former journalist, Attorney Lefton understands first-hand the challenges the media face in pursuit of gathering and reporting news. She has successfully represented media clients in state and federal courts, including the Ohio Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.