James M. Chadwick: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

James M. Chadwick


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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment, Technology and Advertising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • False Advertising, Lanham Act and Unfair Competition
  • IP Licensing, Technology and Commercial Transactions
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks and Trade Dress
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • General Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Aviation
  • Education
  • Video Game
University University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A., cum laude, 1979; San Francisco State University, M.A., 1985
Law SchoolSanta Clara University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1991
AdmittedCalifornia; U.S. District Court for the Northern; California State Courts; California Supreme Court


•Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the California First Amendment Coalition

•Former chair and vice-chair, current member of Media, Privacy, and Defamation Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association

•Member, ABA Forum on Communications Law and the Media Law Resource Center


James Chadwick is a partner in the Business Trial and Intellectual Property Practice Groups in Sheppard Mullin's Palo Alto office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Chadwick's practice focuses on litigation and counseling for media, technology, and online businesses, including patent, trademark and copyright litigation, media law, privacy and data security, and business disputes.


•Leading media and entertainment lawyers, Chambers USA, 2006, 2008-2014

•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2008-2014

•Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014

•Top Rated Lawyer in Technology, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

•America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA

•Recognized, First Amendment Litigation & Counseling, Legal 500, 2009

•Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, 2007, 2010-2013

•James Madison Freedom of Information Award

•Top 10 Pro Bono Efforts of 2012


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Office Information

James M. Chadwick

379 Lytton Avenue
Palo AltoCA 94301


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