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Jon Arnold Pfeiffer

Jon Arnold Pfeiffer

also known as Jon Pfeiffer

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Business, Communications & Media

About Me

Jon Pfeiffer is a battle tested trial attorney with a vast depth of experience in business and entertainment matters. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Entertainment: 60%
  2. Communications & Media: 20%
  3. Business: 20%



Hourly ($490-590/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Maltaise E Cini

    Jon is a dedicated and tenacious attorney who practices law with integrity. When you hire Jon, he treats you like you are his only client. Attorney Pfeiffer has a wealth of knowledge and advocacy skills that make his both a pleasure to work with and a formidable opponent. I would highly recommend Attorney Pfeiffer.


    Maltaise Cini Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • No photo

    I had the unique experience of being opposite Jon on a civil litigation matter and then eventually practicing law with him for two years. In addition to being a phenomenal trial lawyer, Jon is a great guy. I highly recommend Jon.


    Levi Heath Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Pfeiffer FitzGibbon & Ziontz LLP

233 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 220
Santa Monica, CA, 90401-1217



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Among "Super Lawyers" for Entertainment LawSuperLawyers2015
Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Among "Super Lawyers" for Entertainment LawSuper Lawyers2014
Among "Super Lawyers" for Entertainment LawSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Among "Super Lawyers" for Entertainment LawSuper Lawyers2012
Outstanding Adjunct Teaching AwardPepperdine University2008
Outstanding Adjunct Teaching AwardPepperdine University2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding and Managing PartnerPfeiffer FitzGibbon & Ziontz LLP2001 - Present
PartnerBryan Cave LLP1995 - 2000
AssociateBryan Cave McPheeters & McRoberts1990 - 1994
AssociateBolton, Dunn & Moore1985 - 1990
AssociateKnapp Lee & York1983 - 1985

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Santa Monica Bar AssociationChair, Entertainment Law Section2000 - 2002
Santa Monica Bar AssociationPresident1999 - 2000
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationTrial Attorney Project, Chair1986 - 1988
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationExecutive CommitteeN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationState Bar Conference of Delegates, DelegateN/A
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Bench and Bar Relations CommitteeCo-chairN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationCommunity Law Week, Co-chairN/A
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Education CommitteeCo-chairN/A
Los Angeles County Bar Association BarristersExecutive CommitteeN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
G. Gordon Liddy v. Capital Gold Groupconfidential settlement
The "Happy Days" lawsuit - Williams v. CBSConfidential settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Daily Journal NewspaperTrial Attorneys Can Learn a Few Things from HollywoodN/A
Skyview MagazineLegal CheckupsN/A
Executive Denver MagazineLawsuits are SurvivableN/A
Executive Denver MagazineLiability of Corporate DirectorsN/A
Verdict MagazineThe Litigation Budget, the glue that holds the team togetherN/A
Denver Corporate ConnectionAlternative Dispute Resolution - Whose Side Are You on AnywayN/A
Denver Corporate MagazineThe Art of Getting PaidN/A
Denver Corporate ConnectionBeware that Stock TipN/A
Denver Corporate ConnectionBuying a BusinessN/A
Denver Corporate ConnectionWhats Enough Got to do with it? The Insurance ReviewN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of NebraskaBusiness Administrationundergraduate1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Entertainment Section of the Beverly Hills Bar AssociationThe roles of agents, attorneys and managersN/A
Entertainment Section of the Beverly Hills Bar AssociationDistribution of motion picturesN/A
Denver Press ClubBreaking into the entertainment industryN/A
CMA meetingUnfair business practices (Business and Professions Code § 17200)N/A
California Lawyers for the Arts SeminarNegotiating talent agreementsN/A
"33" ClubCrisis ManagementN/A