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J. D. Obenberger and Associates

115 South Lasalle Street Suite 2600

Chicago, Illinois 60603

United States

Company Description

J. D. Obenberger and Associates - Adult Entertainment, Adult Business, and First Amendment Attorneys - XXXLAW - is a Chicago law firm serving Adult Entertainment clients worldwide. ... more

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Employment History


Obenberger and Associates

Political Science Teacher

Central Texas College


Active Member
First Amendment Lawyers Association

Card-Carrying Member
National Rifle Association

Active Member
Free Speech Coalition

Card-Carrying Member
American Legion


Pro-tem and Zoning Board of Appeals Member and A Decorated Former Captain
US Army JAG Corps


Case Western Reserve University

National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy program

Southern Methodist University


University of Wisconsin Law School

undergraduate degree

University of Illinois at Chicago

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XXXLAW - Obenberger and Associates - First Amendment and Adult Entertainment Lawyer Biographies [cached]

J.D. Obenberger is a popular worldwide speaker on issues of adult internet law and regulation, having spoken 72 times since 2000 before thousands of adult webmasters and content producers in the United States, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Holland, and Costa Rica, in ten American states and in three Canadian provinces. He is the author of "Pleasureboating on the River Rubicon", published in hardcover during 2007 by the Thompson-West Publishing Company in its anthology, Online Pornography. He has written frequently, for over a decade, for AVN Online, XBIZ World, Klixxx, Adult Store Buyer and other adult Industry periodicals and trade sites. He is deeply committed to personal liberty and privacy from the interference of government in the spirit of the American Constitution, and in the American political tradition.

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 was decorated for distinction 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, he lived in Germany for three years, and speaks fair conversational German. He has taught trial tactics to the attorneys of the United States Army Trial Defense Service. He taught Political Science for Central Texas College (1982). 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, XBIZ, YNOT News, Klixxx and numerous other publications, and has been a guest on The O'Reilly Factor . He is a frequently-contributing "expert" in the field of Adult Film Making at
He is an active member of The First Amendment Lawyer's Association and the Free Speech Coalition. 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. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit and the Seventh Cirucuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the Northern District of Illinois (admitted to its Trial Bar), The United States Court of Military Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Illinois.
His passions out of the office include photography and short wave radio.
Obenberger is a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association and the American Legion.
Joe Obenberger can be reached in the office at (312) 558-6420. He can be emailed at He can be Skyped at xxxlaw.
Along with J. D. Obenberger, he has defended obscenity cases in both Illinois and Louisana that successfully terminated before trial.
He attended law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and did his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

XXXLAW - Articles - The Emperor's Clothes at the Supreme Court [cached]

By J. D. Obenberger, Attorney at Law

Those two definitions which the court struck down had the effect of including within the sweep of the federal child porn laws images depicting what appeared to be "a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct" [Para. (8) (B)] and images "advertised, promoted, presented, described, or distributed in such a manner that conveys the impression that the material is or contains a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct" [Para. [(8)(D)] [emphasis added]; The effect was to prohibit distribution or possession of these kinds of images under serious statutes which impose a penalty of up to fifteen year imprisonment on the first offense for distribution, and up to five years imprisonment on the first offense for possession. ("Sexually explicit conduct", as used in the federal pornography statutes, generally includes masturbation, together with virtually all other sexual practices; In particular respect to minors, it includes lewd display of the genitals.)
J. D. Obenberger is an attorney with J. D. Obenberger and Associates, a Chicago firm practicing adult entertainment and Internet law, and free speech law generally and is presently engaged in the criminal defense of obscenity. His office represents adult websites and content providers nationally and internationally as well as gentlemen's clubs, bookstores, and other real world businesses in the Chicago area. He is a former Captain of the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. He regularly writes on topics of interest to the adult Internet, and is a frequent and energetic speaker in the United States and Canada concerning free speech law. He can be reached at 312 558-6420. He may be emailed through the firm's website,

XXXLAW - Copyright, Trademark, DMCA, Warning Page and Disclaimer Basics for Adult Webmasters [cached]

J. D. Obenberger, Attorney at Law

© 2012 J. D. Obenberger, All Rights Reserved
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. He can be reached in the office at 312 558-6420. His e-mail address is

XXXLAW - Key Legal Articles for Adult Webmasters and Content Producers [cached]

"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, J. D. Obenberger and Associates

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