- Phone: 415-810-1966
- Website: www.nicholascarroll.com
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Defamation and Business Damages
Specialty Focus: Defamation, economic damages, emotional distress, social media, SM, mainstream media, blog, online, internet defamation, libel review, litigation support, false light, product disparagement, public figure, private figures, right to privacy, slander, libel, mental anguish, innocent dissemination
Education: BS Technology Management, University of Maryland
Years in Practice: 16
Litigation consulting or expert witness testimony in defamation of character cases, including both libel and slander, as well as portrayal in a false light and right to privacy cases. My experience comes from the study of defamation law; 25 years in programming and online forums; being a CFO, financial software designer, and digital analyst; and hundreds of consultations with victims of defamation, most of them readers of my book Fighting Slander, published in 2003 and now in 4th Edition. I am familiar with the legal aspects of defamation, from gossip campaigns to online defamation and reputation management. Particular areas of expertise: • Economic damages resulting from defamation. • Online defamation, whether via social media, anonymous complaints to rating web sites, or head-on SEO attacks. • Malicious or negligently inflicted emotional distress. • Traditional mainstream media libel. I've been an editor for 27 years, and know the aspects from fault to hot-button words. • Helping attorneys identify the elements of a defamation case, and putting the case or defense together. Conflicts: very few. I'm not inherently a plaintiffs' or defendants' expert witness; I deliver opinion based on the facts, and whether I feel I have significant expertise in the issue. For further information please download my CV from this website, see a broader bio at www.dancingwithlawyers.com/expert-witness-defamation-of-character.html , or contact me by phone or email for a consultation or fee schedule.