The lawyers at Shellist McAlister, LLP have been called upon to defend and protect the rights of high profile clients. Their roles include representing clients during an initial investigation as well as after charges have been filed.  It has been their experience that the earlier they get involved, the better. Often times they are able stop an investigation and prevent charges from actually being pursued.


High profile clients usually fall into two distinct categories:  One category includes individuals who are public figures and are well known at the local or national level, either because they are celebrities or because they are public officials. A second category includes individuals who may not be public figures outside of their case, but because of the nature of the crime or investigation, they attract the media’s interest.


While some lawyers purposefully look for and fuel the media attention in order to get their name out there, The attorneys at Shellist McAlister, LLP take the opposite approach. Their goal is to protect their clients who find themselves in the middle of a high profile case. The last thing such a client wants is to have their name all over the news in connection with a criminal investigation or charges. The firm focuses its efforts on keeping such matters as private as possible.  For that reason, you will not find the names of current or past high profile clients on their website.  Protecting their privacy and reputation is of utmost importance.

The staff at Shellist McAlister, LLP also has experience and training on the importance of keeping matters related to high profile clients confidential and respecting their privacy.  Sometimes it becomes necessary to address the media.  In those rare circumstances where it is in their clients’ best interests to utilize the media as a tactical advantage in a case, the attorneys and staff are prepared to do just that.  Their past dealings with high profile cases have allowed them to make substantial connections with key players at news stations, radio stations and print media.


If you have a high profile case and would like your name kept private and your reputation protected, contact the lawyers at Shellist McAlister, LLP immediately to assess your needs.


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