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J. D. Obenberger
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Starting from the representation of brick and mortar adult book stores, gentlemen's clubs and other Adult businesses in the Chicago area in 1994, JD Obenberger has developed an outstanding national and international reputation for representing the interests of the online entertainment community, the Chicago Adult Entertainment community, and he is an advocate of Liberty in general.
has worked to the advantage of his
clients at every step of government attack, from aggressive and vigorous intervention during the execution of a federal search warrant through its final successful outcome and in other cases from charges to trial; He
successfully litigated the Mike Jones criminal obscenity case obtaining a dismissal on all charges, and has achieved favorable results in other obscenity prosecutions and federal law enforcement raids based on obscenity.
has represented numerous clients in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim, providing services in all of the legal issues confronting the webmaster and content producer: The defense of content producers and retailers accused of obscenity, copyright infringement and right to privacy representation, domain name disputes, and content reviews of adult megasites are regular parts of its practice area.
has practiced before the United States Trademark Appeals Board
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J. D. Obenberger, Attorney at Law
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Joe Obenberger is a Chicago Loop lawyer concentrating in the representation of adult businesses, online and offline, and his firm has represented many owners, employees, and customers of adult-oriented businesses, both online and in the real world.
can be reached in the office at 312 558-6420.
e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"Mr. Obenberger is a Chicago-based First Amendment warrior.
I just read
this essay he wrote, and I must say that it can be described as nothing
short of brilliant and inspiring.
Well done, Mr. Obenberger."
- Marco Randazza, The Legal Satyricon , A Salute to Liberty and to Fellow First Amendment Lawyer, J.D. Obenberger
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J.D. Obenberger is the founding partner of J.D. Obenberger and Associates, a Chicago law firm specializing in First Amendment and Adult Entertainment issues.
may be reached through his
websites AdultInternetLaw.com and XXXLaw.net
, or by phone at 312.558.6420.
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firm in Chicago in 1993; Starting from the representation of local and regional adult entertainment venues, he
has developed an outstanding national and international reputation for representing the interests of the online entertainment community, political and religious extremists, and as an advocate of Liberty
practice areas include First Amendment Law, Obscenity, Defamation, Adult Entertainment Law, Criminal Law, the Law of Privacy, and Municipal Licensing and Zoning Law.He
is a popular worldwide speaker on issues of adult internet law and regulation, having spoken 47 times since 2000, before audiences in four countries, nine American states and three Canadian provinces. J. D. Obenberger is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1979), the United States Army Judge Advocate General's School (1979), and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (1986).He has been an instructor in Political Science on the college level (1982). A former elected municipal city council member, he also served as Mayor Pro-tem and on the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission.He was decorated for outstanding performance of duty as a criminal defense lawyer while a Captain of the US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and was undefeated when he brought cases on behalf of the United States as a prosecutor.
While a Captain in the Army JAG Corps
lived in Germany for three years, and speaks fair conversational German.He
successfully litigated the Mike Jones criminal obscenity case and now is engaged in obscenity criminal defense in Louisiana.
XXXLAW has represented numerous clients in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim, providing services in all of the legal issues confronting the webmaster and content producer: The defense of content producers and retailers accused of obscenity, copyright infringement and right to privacy representation, domain name disputes, and content reviews of adult megasites are regular parts of its practice area. He is an active member of The First Amendment Lawyer's Association and the Free Speech Coalition.He
is the author of numerous and frequently reprinted articles including "The Seven Circles of Internet Content Hell", and "Every Webmaster's
Primer on Section 2257".He
often provides commentary in television and print media on issues affecting online communications and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal
, the Boston Globe
, Wired, AVN Online
, YNOT News
and numerous other publications, and has been a guest on The O'Reilly Factor.He
is a popular and frequent speaker in the United States and Canada concerning Liberty
in expression, having spoken at 28 international, national and regional adult Internet conferences and meetings of national trade organizations since October, 2000. He
has handled a wide variety of criminal cases, ranging from obscenity to conspiracy, aggravated kidnapping, forgery and drug cases, both as a prosecutor and as defense counsel, at trial and on appeal, and in locations as geographically diverse as Brownsville, Texas, Vicenza, Italy, and throughout Germany.Four approximately three years, appointed by the Circuit Court of Cook County, he
acted as an arbitrator in the mandatory arbitration program established by the Illinois Supreme Court
for civil cases.He
has conducted a significant number of trials, including those tried to a jury, in both criminal and civil cases.He
has been admitted to practice regularly before the following Federal courts: the United States Supreme Court
, the United States Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit, The United States Court of Appeals
for Seventh Circuit, The United States Court of Military Appeals, The United States Claims Court, and the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar) and the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.He
is also admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court
may defend criminal cases in other jurisdictions with the approval of the trial court, pro hac vice.