Defamation Defense2024-05-30T17:31:13+00:00

Defend your Integrity
With Hepworth Legal’s Expert Defamation Defense Attorneys

Being accused of defamation can be overwhelming, but Hepworth Legal stands firm in your defense. Our seasoned attorneys specialize in protecting your rights and reputation. Discover the confidence of having a formidable legal shield with Hepworth Legal.

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Proven Expertise

Tailored Defense Strategies

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Personalized Solutions

Proven Legal Expertise

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Compassionate Supports

Dedicated Support

Know the Allegations: Defending Against Defamation Claims

Learn about the types of defamation allegations and how they can be challenged

Think you’re actually experiencing defamation and not being accused of it?

The Weight of Allegations: Mitigating the Impact

Every allegation has its burden, and we understand how to lighten yours.

Counteracting harmful allegations to protect your public image.

Supporting you through stress and anxiety while we handle the legal complexities.

Helping maintain personal and professional relationships amidst challenging times.

Aiming to prevent economic losses associated with defamation allegations.

Empowering you to take back control over your narrative.

Strategically pushing for the best possible outcome, whether through settlement or trial.

Each defamation defense is unique to the individual.

Consult with Hepworth Legal to explore your defensive options and identify the most effective strategy for your case. Let us amplify your voice and safeguard your reputation.

Trust in Our Defense as We Guide You to the Right Legal Resolution.

Each defamation defense case brings its own set of complexities. By consulting one of our seasoned attorneys, you gain a partner who deeply understands both the legal landscape and the personal toll of defamation allegations. This understanding is vital in crafting a customized and effective defense strategy that not just knows the law but respects your experiences and aims for your exoneration.

Real Stories, Real Success
Hear From Clients Speak

Witness the impact of Hepworth Legal through our defended clients’ voices.

Hear first hand how our commitment to legal excellence and personal dedication has significantly altered the lives of those we’ve defended against defamation claims. Our client stories showcase our resolve and care in every case.

Run helped me and my husband with a situation a few months back. He was very patient, personable, and realistic. We knew he actually cared about us as human beings rather than looking to us for easy money. Highly recommend him.

Attorney Benjamin Lawrence saved my loved ones life.It took years and he dedicated himself and won our case.
I would absolutely recommend that if anyone needs an attorney anywhere in Utah to hire Benjamin Lawrence and his firm Hepworth and associates.

Great service!!! I highly recommend Hepworth legal!!!! Michael, Chris, and Kimi were amazing! They handled my case with consideration and care. I couldn’t have asked for better representation!

I’ve used Michael for two different legal cases and he’s really amazing! I felt like I was getting an honest, unbiased legal perspective which is refreshing. If I needed to hire an attorney for a longterm case, I wouldn’t hesitate to use Michael.

Run helped me and my husband with a situation a few months back. He was very patient, personable, and realistic. We knew he actually cared about us as human beings rather than looking to us for easy money. Highly recommend him.

Run helped me and my husband with a situation a few months back. He was very patient, personable, and realistic. We knew he actually cared about us as human beings rather than looking to us for easy money. Highly recommend him.

Attorney Benjamin Lawrence saved my loved ones life.It took years and he dedicated himself and won our case.
I would absolutely recommend that if anyone needs an attorney anywhere in Utah to hire Benjamin Lawrence and his firm Hepworth and associates.

Great service!!! I highly recommend Hepworth legal!!!! Michael, Chris, and Kimi were amazing! They handled my case with consideration and care. I couldn’t have asked for better representation!

I’ve used Michael for two different legal cases and he’s really amazing! I felt like I was getting an honest, unbiased legal perspective which is refreshing. If I needed to hire an attorney for a longterm case, I wouldn’t hesitate to use Michael.

Run helped me and my husband with a situation a few months back. He was very patient, personable, and realistic. We knew he actually cared about us as human beings rather than looking to us for easy money. Highly recommend him.

Attorney Benjamin Lawrence saved my loved ones life.It took years and he dedicated himself and won our case.
I would absolutely recommend that if anyone needs an attorney anywhere in Utah to hire Benjamin Lawrence and his firm Hepworth and associates.

Great service!!! I highly recommend Hepworth legal!!!! Michael, Chris, and Kimi were amazing! They handled my case with consideration and care. I couldn’t have asked for better representation!

I’ve used Michael for two different legal cases and he’s really amazing! I felt like I was getting an honest, unbiased legal perspective which is refreshing. If I needed to hire an attorney for a longterm case, I wouldn’t hesitate to use Michael.

Run helped me and my husband with a situation a few months back. He was very patient, personable, and realistic. We knew he actually cared about us as human beings rather than looking to us for easy money. Highly recommend him.

Run helped me and my husband with a situation a few months back. He was very patient, personable, and realistic. We knew he actually cared about us as human beings rather than looking to us for easy money. Highly recommend him.

Attorney Benjamin Lawrence saved my loved ones life.It took years and he dedicated himself and won our case.
I would absolutely recommend that if anyone needs an attorney anywhere in Utah to hire Benjamin Lawrence and his firm Hepworth and associates.

Great service!!! I highly recommend Hepworth legal!!!! Michael, Chris, and Kimi were amazing! They handled my case with consideration and care. I couldn’t have asked for better representation!

I’ve used Michael for two different legal cases and he’s really amazing! I felt like I was getting an honest, unbiased legal perspective which is refreshing. If I needed to hire an attorney for a longterm case, I wouldn’t hesitate to use Michael.

We From Accusation To Acquittal
You’re not just seeking legal defense;
you’re striving for truth and fairness.
We grasp the seriousness of your situation,
soaring above the storm of accusations and doubt.
Your plight feels overwhelming,
yet deeply personal and isolating.
We acknowledge the vulnerability,
a daunting ordeal that few expect to face.
Yet here we are,
not merely as lawyers,
but as steadfast defenders.
We’re here to relieve the burden,
guiding you through to clearer skies.
Together, we will navigate this,
with careful steps,
towards a future where your reputation
remains untarnished.

Warmly,
Michael Hepworth –
Managing Attorney
10 Years Experience Handling Defamation

Expertise You Can Rely On
Our Dedicated Attorneys & Associates

At Hepworth Legal, our strength lies in our team. Each attorney brings a unique blend of expertise, dedication, and understanding to your case. We’re more than just legal experts; we’re advocates committed to ensuring justice and fairness for every client.

Meet Our Team

Michael K.
Hepworth, Esq

Founding Attorney
Chief Executive Officer

Jennie Jonsson,
Esq

Senior Attorney

Brandon A. Bourg, Esq

Attorney at Law

Christoffer T. Binning, Esq

Assistant Managing Attorney

Andrew S. Rawlings,
Esq

Senior Attorney

Steven M. Littlefield, LC.

Law Clerk

Kelsie Eilers

Director of Business Development

Tamara Vukovic

Paralegal

Kimi Gomez

Managing Paralegal

Navigating the Intricacies of Defamation Law

Empower yourself with knowledge and understand your rights

Important Resources

Utah Defamation
Law Guide

A comprehensive guide covering the definition, elements, and defenses in Utah defamation law, as well as historical context and case examples.
Read more here.

Hepworth Legal Defamation Law

An overview of services and approach from Hepworth Legal, a firm specializing in defamation law in Utah.
Learn more here.

Utah Defamation Law

Navigating the Landscape:
An extensive guide discussing the elements of defamation, defenses, proving damages, legal procedures, and remedies in Utah.
Explore the guide here.

Utah Legal Services

Dedicated to providing equal justice through legal representation, advocacy, and education for the disadvantaged and those with limited means. They offer free services in civil legal matters and have assisted thousands of clients with issues related to housing, family safety, and income security. Learn more and apply for assistance at
Utah Legal Services.

Utah State Courts’ Self-Help Center

This center provides free legal help to individuals without a lawyer. They offer guidance on understanding your rights and responsibilities and can assist in resolving legal issues if you can’t afford a lawyer or choose not to hire one. They provide information about mediation services, legal advice, representation through pro bono and low-cost legal services, and resources provided by law libraries. For more details, visit

Utah State Courts’ Self-Help Center.

Blog Posts Covering Defamation

Utah Legal Services

Dedicated to providing equal justice through legal representation, advocacy, and education for the disadvantaged and those with limited means. They offer free services in civil legal matters and have assisted thousands of clients with issues related to housing, family safety, and income security. Learn more and apply for assistance at
Utah Legal Services.

Utah State Courts’ Self-Help Center

This center provides free legal help to individuals without a lawyer. They offer guidance on understanding your rights and responsibilities and can assist in resolving legal issues if you can’t afford a lawyer or choose not to hire one. They provide information about mediation services, legal advice, representation through pro bono and low-cost legal services, and resources provided by law libraries. For more details, visit

Utah State Courts’ Self-Help Center.

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