Ohralik v. Ohio State Bar Ass'n

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In Ohralik v. Ohio State Bar Ass'n, 436 U.S. 447 (1978), the U.S. Supreme Court upheld restrictions on the in-person solicitation by an attorney of an accident victim as a potential client. Ohralik was later extended to attorney solicitation of accident victims through direct mail, though the Court was closely divided as to the constitutionality of that extension. See Florida Bar v. Went For It, Inc., 515 U.S. 618 (1995). The Court has declined to extend the Ohralik rule beyond the attorney-client relationship.

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