Tuesday, May 28, 2013
A Louisiana Hearing Committee has recommended a reprimand of an attorney based on a finding that his web page proclaimation that he specializes in maritime personal injury and death cases violated advertising and specialization rules.
The 1999 Tulane graduate claimed that he received a certificate of maritime specialization from the law school.
A letter from the assistant dean of academic affairs confirmed the certificate in Maritime Law but did not use the word "specialization." The school does now use the word in describing the Maritime Law academic program.
The committee rejected the attorney's First Amendment defense without discussion. (Mike Frisch)