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Interests/Hobbies:  Martial Artist--Bujinkan Taijutsu and Ninjutsu (Traditional Japanese Martial Arts, Black Belt), Public Speaking, International Travel, PADI Certified Scuba Diver, FAA Private Pilot-Instrument Rated/Multi-Engine Center Line Rating.


Practice areas


  1. Entertainment: 65%
    15 years, 200 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    25 years, 750 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    25 years, 750 cases



Hourly ($250-395/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gary Lynn Schank

    I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Robert Pafundi as a friend and associate for over 40 years. His skills as an attorney are top notch, and more importantly, he is a man of the highest integrity. He is highly respected by his clients for his results and honesty, and I have seen the respect he receives from his opponents as well. Although he specializes in Entertainment Law, his experience and attention to detail make him one of the top litigation attorneys in the state and federal courts.


    Gary Schank Aviation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked on numerous cases with Mr. Pafundi over a period of close to 30 years. His legal skills are outstanding and his ethics impeccable. His rare inside knowledge of entertainment law, having been both a SAG Franchised Talent Agent and a TMA endorsed Talent Manager give him an edge in any entertainment law dispute. I worked with him on some very high-profile entertainment law matters, and saw first-hand the benefits of that special knowledge. In addition, he is an all-around great guy.


    Darryl Dickey
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


A Professional Corporation
269 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 1088
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212


1999 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA, 90067



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Outside CounselCBS Television2009 - Present
PrincipalPafundi Law Firm2009 - Present
PartnerMcCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon, LLP2007 - 2009
PrincipalLaw Offices of Robert N. Pafundi1998 - 2006
Senior AssociateRotenberg & Rios1993 - 1998
PrincipalLaw Offices of Robert N. Pafundi1990 - 1992
PartnerSweeney & Pafundi1985 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law SectionMemberN/A
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Children In FilmAdvisory BoardN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Screen Actors GuildTalent AgentN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Berg v. TraylorPrecedent Setting Successful Appeal - Child Actor
Doyle v. FensterPrecedent Setting Successful Appeal
Warren v. Honda Motor Co., Ltd.Favorable Published Opinion
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dunham BooksSafe Stardom: How to Protect Your Children on Their Road to Fame2014
The Actor's Voice--POVEntertainment Law 101: The Practical and Legal Differences2009
California State Bar Business Law NewsContracting With Minors: How California Lawmakers and Courts Deal with Adults Who Enter Contracts with Minors2008
California Lawyer MagazineProposition 51 Takes Hold: New Problems Emerge for Partial Settlements in Multi-Tortfeasor Litigation1990
Juris DictionA Discussion of Issues in Personal Injury Law1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of ColoradoPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Columbia CollegeEntertainment for Actors Part 22015
Children in FilmAdvanced Entertainment for Children in Hollywood2015
Columbia CollegeEntertainment Law for Actors2014
Children in FilmEntertainment Law in Hollywood2014
Children in FilmCalifornia Entertainment Law2012
Children In FilmCalifornia Entertainment Child Labor Law A-Z2010
Children In FilmProtecting Your Children in Entertainment: A Lawyer's Perspective2009
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law SectionRepresenting and Employing Children in the Entertainment Industry2008
Talent Managers Association (TMA)Legal Ramifications of Representing Minors in the Entertainment Industry2007
Screen Actors Guild FoundationLife Raft--The Implications of the Berg v. Traylor Case2007
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law SectionEmploying Minors in the Entertainment Industry: Contracts and the Law2007