High profile criminal cases fall into two categories. The first involves public figures or celebrities that are well known at the local or national level. The media gravitates towards these cases because the person is already well known. Then there are cases that have attracted the attention of the local or national media simply due to the nature of the incident.
While some lawyers purposefully look for and fuel the media attention for their own personal benefit, the attorneys at Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP take the opposite approach. Their goal is to protect their clients who find themselves in the middle of a high profile case. Cases are almost never won in the media and the last thing the 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 our website. Protecting the privacy and reputation of our well known clients is of utmost importance.
The lawyers at Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP have been called upon numerous times to defend and protect the rights of high profile clients. This includes representation 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 filed or pursued.
The staff at Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP is also experienced and trained in handling high profile clients and understanding the sensitive nature of these matters. They understand the importance of confidentiality and privacy.
Despite our focus on keeping high profile matters private, sometimes becomes necessary to address the media. In those 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. Our past dealings with high profile cases have allowed us 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 Peebles McAlister LLP immediately to assess your needs.