The Temptation of Media Coverage & Protecting Your Privacy
Every law firm, no matter its size, covets media coverage. For large, well-established law firms, media coverage demonstrates their continued relevancy to their clientele. For small firms or sole-practitioners, media attention may represent their first real exposure to the nation or, at least, to their community. It can be difficult for lawyers to resist the pull of the cameras and free publicity.
High Profile Cases
At Mahoney Criminal Defense Group, we go to great lengths to protect the privacy needs of our clients. After all, our clients are paying us to pursue their best interests, not our own. Only in rare instances, where we determine that it is necessary to respond to damaging media coverage, will we appear before the cameras to defend our clients or speak with a newspaper reporter. In our experience, doing our best to contain media coverage does more for our clients than ill-advised appearances on television. We have repeatedly declined to appear on shows such as 48 Hours, Good Morning America, and the Today Show to discuss our clients’ legal woes. In the event, however, that Attorney Kevin J. Mahoney must appear before the cameras to defend a client, he is well schooled in handling the media and making the news coverage work for his client – while remaining highly cognizant of his obligations to his other clients.
Similarly, except in one instance where there are attenuating circumstances, no where on our website do we refer to our clients by name or provide sufficient information from which a client’s identity might be gleaned.
Attorney Mahoney does, occasionally, accept invitations to appear on major news networks such as Fox News Live, Fox & Friends, CNN, Nancy Grace, and TruTV (formerly, Court TV) to provide insights into high profile legal cases if we have no connection whatsoever to the case and he feels it is an opportunity to make a greater point about our legal system.