Serving Santa Monica, CA:

Cislo & Thomas LLP

Cislo & Thomas LLP
  • Serving Santa Monica, CA
  • 12100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90025-7103
  • Trademarks; Copyrights; Domain Names; Trade Secrets; Unfair Competition; Intellectual Property Licensing; Patent Litigation; Trademark Litigation; Copyright Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Intellectual Property.
  • Peer Reviews 5.0/5.0
    Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0
    Client Reviews 100% Recommended 2 Reviews

About our Los Angeles, CA office

Cislo & Thomas LLP's story begins in 1970 when Donald M. Cislo, a patent attorney from Chicago, Illinois, decided to leave the Midwest cold and adventure west. Having earned his chemical engineering degree from ITT, and going to night law school at DePaul, Don decided that intellectual property would be extremely important in Southern California. Passing up a great opportunity at Hughes Aircraft, Don liked his prospects better at a small patent firm in Santa Monica, even if it meant less money. Chuck Thomas also studied electrical engineering in Illinois and, in fact, attended DePaul Law School several years after Don. They formed their two-attorney partnership in 1979, and have faithfully served the Southland's inventors and small businesses as California has grown into an innovative powerhouse. Dan Cislo grew up with a special fondness for science, reading Scientific American when other kids were reading the sports pages. He went to UCLA and graduated with a degree in Systems Engineering - a combination of electrical and mechanical engineering with computer science. Like his Dad, he went on to study law at night while engineering by day. With a strong background in engineering, and a law degree from Loyola Law School, he went to work for a prominent downtown intellectual property law firm. Dan also started a company, SecureCase Co., around the same time, developing and manufacturing patented locking cases for firearms, still used by the military, FBI and law enforcement agencies throughout the world. In 1986, Don wanted to grow the Cislo & Thomas practice, and made Dan an offer he could not refuse. Dan became the managing partner in 1996 and has never looked back, loving the wonders of science, the possibilities of technology and the excitement of business. The firm has grown, technology has changed, and the speed of business has increased. Yet, the firm continues to focus on an integrated approach to protecting, licensing and litigating patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret matters. Few firms can match Cislo & Thomas' Quality Client Care® (QCC®) approach, which requires IP specialists who know engineering and science as well as litigation and business strategies. The firm is not only achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell, but also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, which places the firm in the top 5% of law firms nationwide.

Office Details

Contact Information:
310-907-5260  Phone
310-451-0647  Phone
310-394-4477  Fax
www.cisloandthomas.com
Mailing Address:
12100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90025-7103
Office Size:
4
Year Established:
1979

Areas of Practice (12)

Specific Areas of Practice for our Los Angeles office:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Domain Names
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation.
  • Intellectual Property

People (4)

  • Charles H. Thomas
  • Senior Partner Emeritus
  • Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Intellectual Property Licensing,...
  • Peer Reviews
    No reviews
  • Client Reviews
    No reviews
  • Donald M. Cislo
  • Senior Partner Emeritus
  • Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Intellectual Property Licensing,...
  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0
  • Client Reviews
    No reviews
  • Daniel M. Cislo
  • Managing Partner
  • Patents, Trademark Clearance, Copyrights, Intellectual Property Licensing, Patent Litigation, Tradem...
  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0
  • Client Reviews
    No reviews
  • Kelly W. Cunningham
  • Associate
  • Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Domain Name Infringement, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellec...
  • Peer Reviews
    No reviews
  • Client Reviews
    No reviews

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0

*Attorneys who only have peer reviews prior to April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Client Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 2 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 2 recommendations
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.5/5.0

Write a Review

Disclaimer

Documents ({{amountArticles}})

Documents by this Firm on Martindale.com
Other documents: ,

Locations

Contact Cislo & Thomas LLP

Please correct the fields highlighted in red.

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.


You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.