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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 1983

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



Hourly ($490-590/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jeffrey H Ochrach

    I endorse this lawyer. I've been practicing business litigation for 25 years, and Jon is one of the most thorough and creative lawyers I've known when it comes to developing legal theories and arguing motions. He never seems to miss even the smallest detail, often thinking of issues and arguments other incredibly talented lawyers miss.


    Jeffrey Ochrach Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Fisher Edgar

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jon Pfeiffer as co-counsel on several matters. Jon was not only a pleasure to work with, he is a smart, strategic and intuitive trial attorney. Jon definitely knows the law and how to apply it in representing his clients. I look forward to working with Jon on another future case. John F. Edgar


    John Edgar Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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