Hunter v. Virginia State Bar ex rel. Third District Committee, 285 Va. 485, 744 S.E.2d 611, cert. denied, __ U.S. __, 133 S.Ct. 2871 (2013).
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The Supreme Court of Virginia held that an attorney's blog that focused almost exclusively on the attorney's successes in the field of criminal defense law, constituted advertising within the meaning of Virginia's attorney advertising rule. The Court found that attorney's focus on his skills as an attorney and his firm's seemingly unbroken record of successes "could lead the public to mistakenly believe that they are guaranteed to obtain the same positive results if they were to hire Hunter," and therefore were subject to regulation.
- State Bar of California, Standing Comm. on Prof. Responsibility and Conduct, Formal Opinion Interim No. 12-0006, at 5.