Jonathan Kirsch

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Author: "Kids Allowed," California Lawyer, November 1983; "Access to Courts," California Lawyer, September, 1984; "War on Lawyers?" California Lawyer, March, 1985; "Malpractice Insurance Crisis," California Lawyer, July, 1985; "Which Courthouse? What Advantage?", California Lawyer, May, 1986; "Prop. 51 Shakes the House of Torts," California Lawyer, June, 1986; "Legal Eagles," California Business, November, 1988; "Look What They've Done to My Songs: Midler v. Ford Motor Co.," California Lawyer, July, 1989; "Lonesome Dove and the Electronic Rights Revolution in Publishing," Los Angeles Lawyers, June 1990; "Buchwald v. Paramount: Beyond the Hype," Los Angeles Lawyer, April 1991; "Vanity of Vanities: 'Subsidy' Publishing After Stellema," Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 2, 1992; "Ethics in Entertainment Law," Los Angeles Lawyer, April 1993; Kirsch's Handbook of Publishing Law, 1996; Kirsch's Guide to the Book Contract, Silman-James Press, 1999; A History of the End of the World, Harper One, 2006. Teaching

Legal Communications, Loyola Law School, 1975-1976. Adjunct Professor, Center for Publishing, New York University, 2001—. Member: Authors Guild; National Book Critics Circle. Columnist, Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Publishing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Entertainment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310-785-1200  Phone
310-286-9573  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., with College Honors and Honors in History, 1971
Law School Attended:
Loyola Marymount University, J.D., cum laude, 1976
Year of First Admission:
1976, California
Los Angeles Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section); State Bar of California (Intellectual Property Section); Los Angeles Copyright Society; California Lawyers for the Arts; PEN Center USA West; Los Angeles Intellectual Property Association.
Birth Information:
Los Angeles, California, December 19, 1949

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Los Angeles, California

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