Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners has recognized Partner Jonathan E. Buchan in its 2017 edition of its legal directory, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Jon was named to Band 1, the highest tier recognition in the area of First Amendment Litigation in North Carolina. This was the 10th year that Jon has been recognized in this area by Chambers & Partners. Jon’s inclusion on the list identifies him as a leader in his field as recognized by his peers and clients.
Jon has three decades of experience representing business clients in a wide range of civil litigation, including financial services and contract disputes. He has experience in handling trademark, copyright and trade secrets litigation, and regularly represents national and North Carolina media clients in business and First Amendment related matters. For example, in 2016, Jon represented nine national and North Carolina news organizations in successfully seeking access to the Charlotte police dash cam videos related to the Keith Scott shooting. He also represented a South Carolina newspaper in its appeal of a substantial verdict in a libel case.
Chambers USA annually ranks leading law firms and lawyers in a wide range of practice areas across the nation. The rankings and accompanying commentary are based on comprehensive, client-focused research and interviews. Jon’s ranking by Chambers can be found here.