We created Hutcherson Law with one specific goal in mind:
Help hard working professionals, honest businesses, and innocent individuals who have been attacked on the Internet get their good name back.
The unfortunate reality is that the law is stacked against victims of Internet defamation and invasion of privacy.
In fact, the law is structured to encourage websites who host unlawful defamatory content to promote that content and profit directly from the victims of those attacks. That’s unacceptable in our eyes.
Since founding Hutcherson Law in 2007, we have developed original strategies for fighting unlawful Internet conduct.
In 2009, Hutcherson Law represented a business client who needed a false, defamatory report made by a former employee erased from the Internet. They had a court order against the former employee, ordering him to remove the report, but there was one problem – the websites where the defendant posted his defamatory statements would not let him erase them.
These websites claimed they had absolute immunity under the Communications Decency Act, which meant they were legally entitled to continue publishing the defamatory content. Worse yet, they tried to market their reputation repair services to the victims of their website for a hefty fee. If our client had paid them, they would have legally earned money off the defamatory content, even though a court order required it be taken down.
We found a solution to this problem.
Instead of going directly to the website, we sent the court order to Google. We explained the facts behind the case and requested Google to remove the defamatory page from its search index.
Google was persuaded and granted the request.
In 2011, we made this tactic public. Kenton Hutcherson published an article on Search Engine Land titled, “How to Remove Ripoff Reports from Google – Not Just Bury Them.” In this article, he detailed the then-secret removal technique. Approximately two weeks later, Google launched an online portal to receive court order and removal requests.
Since then, Hutcherson Law has helped remove over 1,000 web pages
from the Google search index.
Hutcherson Law was one of the first Internet law firms in the country, and we pioneered the legal removal of defamatory webpages from Google’s search index.
Today, we handle cases across the United States regarding defamation, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, domain name disputes, Internet marketing disputes, and invasion of privacy cases.
Meet Kenton Hutcherson, Attorney and Counselor
Kenton Hutcherson has a variety of commercial litigation experience under his belt handling cases such as Internet defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract claims, tortious interference, antitrust, and breach of fiduciary duties.
Although he has a wealth of legal experience, the main focus at Hutcherson Law is Internet law.
Kenton Hutcherson received his juris doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Heffernan Scholar and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Fellow. Mr. Hutcherson studied in the prestigious Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his bachelor’s degree. For his senior thesis, “Greed,” Plan II awarded him its Model Thesis Award. He was a National Merit Scholar and Dedman Merit Scholar (a four-year full scholarship).
Today, he works with businesses and individuals across the United States to free them of the damages caused by libelous and defamatory content online. Kenton Hutcherson regularly speaks at conferences on developments in Internet law, including PubCon in Las Vegas (the largest Internet marketing conference in the United States). And his talents don’t stop there. Kenton won the PubCon conference poker tournament the past two years.
The Hutcherson Law Team: Kelsey Kraner, Legal Assistant and Office Manager; Kenton Hutcherson, Attorney and Counselor; Saisha Chandrasekaran, Associate Attorney.