Skolnick & Joyce P.A. is a legal practice that specializes in Family Law, Divorce, and Business Litigation. They have built a reputation as tough, fearless and relentless advocates for individuals, families, and businesses requiring fast, decisive action.


They retained our services to prove that a harasser using Twitter and creating blog content to tag and slander someone with a restraining order in place was in violation of said order. Modern Foundation CEO, Tyler Olson, was brought in as an expert witness to provide the testimony on social media for County District Court Referee Richard Trachy. This case was unprecedented and made more difficult given the officials’ limited knowledge of social media and SEO.


We began by examining the details of the case and how social media interactions constitute contact in regard to violations of a Harassment Restraining Order. We then created a presentation and testimony that explained the mechanics of Twitter mentions, search engine optimization, and their affirmation of the Petitioner’s case. The Petitioner ended up winning the case, setting a legal precedence in Minnesota regarding social media and restraining orders.
• Petitioner won the case
• 20-year HRO (Harassment Restraining Order)
• Set a legal precedence in Minnesota