Justin Maio

Justin Maio

Russ August & Kabat

Recognized since 2022

Los Angeles, California

Practice Areas

Entertainment and Sports Law

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Justin Maio is an associate at Russ August & Kabat, where he is a member of the firm’s intellectual property group and mergers and acquisitions group. His primary practice is focused on trademark prosecution and brand development, but he is also a key team member in patent, copyright, and trademark litigation matters. Justin has experience litigating contract disputes, complex commercial disputes, and business torts as well. On the corporate side, Justin primarily focuses on conducting and managing intellectual property due diligence for complex M&A deals. His experience touches each stage of deal development, from conducting initial IP searches to drafting IP-related terms for purchase agreements, to handling post-closing IP-related filings and recordations.

Justin graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law with a Dean’s Merit Scholarship and was awarded CALI Certificates in Contracts and Mediation Theory & Practice. He also earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, which is ranked as the top program of its kind in the nation. He previously worked at Keegan & Baker, LLP in real-estate litigation and for Associated Production Music, LLC, where he focused on royalty agreements.

Justin received a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa honors society, Beta Gamma Sigma business honors society, and a member of the Texas Cowboys service organization, which is the oldest society at the University of Texas.

Justin is an active member of the State Bar of California and is registered as a patent attorney before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Justin was recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2020 and 2021.

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  • 12424 Wilshire Boulevard, 12th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90025


  • English


  • Pepperdine University , JD
  • The University of Texas at Austin, BBA, Finance, with Honors, 2009 BA, Biochemistry, with Honors 2009

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2022 for work in:

  • Entertainment and Sports Law


  • Justin was recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2020 and 2021.


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