Shear on Social Media Law is published by Bradley Shear who wears several hats.  He is an attorney who focuses on social media and technology matters, he also serves as a legal and media consultant for some clients, adjunct professor, and professional speaker.  

He is the first private practice lawyer in the United States to work with a state government (State of Maryland) to draft social media law. His blog, Shear on Social Media Law is the first blog to focus on social media law and public policy issues and is syndicated by the publisher of The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal.  Bradley is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University.

He has testified in the Maryland House of Delegates, the Maryland Senate, and state administrative agencies on social media and digital law and public policy matters. Bradley advises clients along with state and federal lawmakers regarding privacy, technology, and sports law and public policy issues.   

His professional experience includes working for the National Football League Players Association, Players, Inc., JPMorgan Chase, and an entertainment start up company. 


The George Washington University, BBA (with honors) 
The University of Baltimore School of Law, JD (with honors) 
Fordham Graduate School of Business, MBA (with honors)

  • Maryland
  • Washington, DC
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
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