Consumer Litigation Group, the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC engages in news media services. It provides consumer news and reports to the public in which it serves. It asserts all of its news media privileges and rights under the U.S. Constitution including the First Amendment freedom of press and freedom of expression. It chooses to compete in the public arena in the expression of its ideas, thoughts, opinions, and commentary to obtain users and subscribers.
Right to Compete
As a law firm, it competes with other law firms and lawyer substitutes to attracts clients, and it fully subscribes to a competitive model to obtain clients. “The heart of our national economy long has been faith in the value of competition.” National Society of Professional Engineers v. United States, 435 U.S. 679, 695 (1978). Indeed, consumers do benefit from competition among members of the learned professions including the law profession. See Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar, 421 U.S. 773, 787 (1975).
Right to Advertise
Aside from fostering competition, the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the First Amendment to require that restrictions limiting commercial speech must both advance a significant state interest and be carefully tailored to advance the state interest. See Central Hudson Gas & Elec. Corp. v. Public Serv. Comm’n of New York, 447 U.S. 557, 566 (1980); Florida Bar v. Went for It, 515 U.S. 618, 632 (1995).
The act of commercial advertising and distinguishing one’s offerings “performs an indispensable role in the allocation of resources in a free enterprise system” by allowing consumers an ability to compare and contrast important criteria, such as, price, quality, competency, etc. Bates v. Arizona State Bar, 433 U.S. 350, 364 (1977); see Virginia Bd. of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council, 425 U.S. 748, 765. The Supreme Court strengthened the rights of attorneys by holding “[c]ommercial speech that is not false or deceptive and does not concern unlawful activities… may be restricted only in the service of a substantial governmental interest, and only through means that directly advance that interest.” Zauderer v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the Supreme Court of Ohio, 471 U.S. 628, 638 (1985).
Consumer Litigation Group asserts its right to advertise its professional services and otherwise compete in the attorney/client arena within the bounds of constitutional law. However, there are required disclaimers that must be disclosed.
Consumer Litigation Group does not seek, nor does it attempt to obtain, the representation of consumers based on their viewing of any portion of this website that does not comply with applicable legal and ethical requirements pertaining to law firm websites.
Consumer Litigation Group from time to time may report on or otherwise publicize its prior results derived from successful advancement of its consumer clients’ goals and objectives. Certainty, however, it cannot and does not guarantee or predict similar outcomes with respect to future client matters. Each case contains its own set of facts, applicable law, and other differentiation. There are no two cases that are the same; therefore, there cannot be an expectation of the same result without appreciating and recognizing differences in cases.
Unless otherwise specifically stated, the attorneys listed in this website are not certified with respect to any specialty area of practice by any board of legal specialization, commission on continuing legal education, or similar body.
The Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC’s use of the trademark, “Consumer Litigation Group,” is not an indication of a specialty or certification. Likewise, its use of “Consumer Rights Attorneys” is not an indication of specialty or certification. These phrases are intended to differentiate its attorneys from other attorneys who choose to practice other aspects of law. The phrases acts as an important competitive distinction in advising the public that the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC wants to attract and accept certain consumer law clients and cases. But, it is important to remember that all attorneys are authorized to practice all areas of law with very few exceptions. Moreover, the phrases are self-appointed descriptors and do not indicate a greater deal of competency as compared to other attorneys.
Certain portions of this website may be deemed to constitute an ADVERTISEMENT which Consumer Litigation Group retains the right to challenge. Nevertheless, before making the choice of attorney, one should give this matter careful thought. The selection of an attorney is an important decision. If you believe this website is inaccurate or misleading, you may report same to the Committee on Attorney Advertising, Hughes Justice Complex, CN 037, Trenton, New Jersey 08625.
To the extent that any portion of its website is deemed to be an advertisement, those deemed portions have not been approved by the highest courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, or New York.
As Consumer Rights Attorneys and Attorney Journalists, we remain especially sensitive to the fact that we take on cases in which others are alleged to have deceived, misled, or abused consumers. We would be utterly remiss, and indeed our reputation would dissipate, if we engaged in any activity that would harm consumers even if such activity fell within our privileges and rights referenced above.
We want to be immediately advised if the user feels any portion of our website is unfair, deceptive, misleading, or even confusing.
We affirm and uphold our unwavering commitment to maintain the integrity of our website not just because the law may require it, but because we have dedicated our professional services to protect and serve consumers.