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Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP
808 Wilshire Boulevard, Third Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States
(310) 566.9800

Firm Details

Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP ("KWIKA") is a litigation boutique comprised of a group of diverse lawyers who have attended the nation’s top law schools and have experience at the largest and most well-respected law firms in the country. These lawyers joined KWIKA because they were looking for a firm that values each of its lawyers as individuals, a firm that does not view its lawyers as mere billing units, and a firm where cutting-edge law can be practiced in the most collegial of environments. KWIKA prides itself on having lawyers who are capable of handling almost any type of dispute, ranging from the most complicated forms of intellectual property litigation to the defense of numerous types of criminal charges. KWIKA lawyers have been honored in several major publications and are frequently quoted in the media on a variety of legal topics, particularly disputes arising in the entertainment industry. 

The trend today in the legal profession favors mergers and growth, “platforms and synergies” and multinational offices with hundreds of lawyers. So why did the five of us—prominent trial lawyers at the pinnacle of our careers—buck this trend by opening our own firm?

Because we have learned and our clients—who range from publicly held corporations to solo entrepreneurs—understand that the outcome of litigation depends on the quality and experience of the individual lawyers fighting for you. Not on “platforms” or offices in exotic locales.

We invite you to view our bios in the Our Attorneys section and the results achieved for our clients in the Practice Areas section and why we are the right lawyers to solve your problems.

 

 

Management

Renate DeLeon
Administrative Director
Lawrence Y. Iser
Managing Partner

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Santa Monica in Commercial Litigation with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Santa Monica in Criminal Defense: General Practice with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Santa Monica in Criminal Defense: White-Collar with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Santa Monica in Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Santa Monica in Entertainment Law - Music with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Santa Monica in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 4 lawyers

Awards

  • Best Law Firms
  • The Hollywood Reporter: Annual List of the 100 Most Influential Entertainment Attorneys in the U.S.
  • Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition 2011
  • ‘Best Lawyers in America’ for 2012
  • Variety’s ‘Best and Brightest’
  • ‘40 Under 40’ New Leaders Council Awards List
  • LADJ Top Verdicts of 2010
  • Who’s Who in L.A. Law’: Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Los Angeles Times: Southern California’s Best Lawyers, 2010 Edition
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Corporate Counsel 2010 Edition: Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010
  • Super Lawyers: Corporate Counsel Edition, March/April 2010
  • Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California
  • Hollywood Reporter Fifth Annual ‘Power Lawyers’ List
  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Law Firms
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Clients

  • Chuck Lorre
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • International Creative Management Partners (ICM)
  • Jackson Browne
  • Jaycee Dugard
  • Justin Bieber
  • Mattel, Inc.
  • Roland Corporation
  • Starz Entertainment LLC
  • The Estate of Michael Jackson
  • The Kardashians
 

About Our Clients

Representative corporate and individual clients include Mattel, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., eBay Inc., Starz Entertainment, Roland Corporation, Loring Ward International, Ltd., Keenan & Associates, Watt Industries, USI Holdings Corporation, Pro Elite, Univision, Paradigm Talent Agency, Zobmondo Entertainment LLC, Spartan Home Entertainment LLC, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Fat Possum Records, The Ira Gershwin Musical Trust, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Doors, The Wiggles, The Gerber Group, Jimmy Kimmel, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Kinkade, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, Estate of Michael Jackson, Miramax Film NY, LLC., Lindsay Lohan, Chuck Lorre, Sharon Osbourne, Universal Music Group

Firm Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

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