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Legal Solutions for the Creative Community

The Law Offices of Dorothy Richardson is a boutique law firm specializing in entertainment and related business transactions, company formation, intellectual property protection and dispute resolution. We provide transactional, corporate, litigation management and other legal services with an emphasis on providing a personalized solution to the unique needs of the entertainment client.

We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner for the client. We not only advise clients on individual issues, but we strive to anticipate needs and problems before they arise. We represent our clients with passion while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and professionalism in all of our interactions.

We appreciate the unique challenges faced by small and startup businesses and we help them find creative solutions to plan for future growth. Each client’s legal matter is handled by a highly experienced attorney who has the expertise and business acumen to address the client’s issues effectively and expeditiously. Whether you are a producer, actor, musician, television station, production company, network, film studio or high-tech software developer, we are ready to help you and your projects succeed.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Entertainment: 50%
    3 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 10%
    3 years
  3. Copyright Application: 10%
    3 years
  4. Trademark Infringement: 10%
    3 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Barry P. Goldberg

    I have now known Dorothy Richardson for several years and I am confident in giving her my highest recommendation. Dorothy is the perfect choice for almost any entertainment-related matter. She is very well connected and keeps abreast of all significant developments. I have referred several matters to her and the response from my valued clients is unanimous---'We love Dorothy!"


    Barry Goldberg Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Gary Jones

    I endorse this lawyer.


    David Jones Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

21900 Burbank Blvd Ste 300
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367-7418

21900 Burbank Blvd Ste 300
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367




Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Dorothy B. Richardson2006 - Present
Vice President and Director, Business AffairsUnivision Music Group2001 - 2006
Director, Business AffairsEMI Latin - Capitol Records1997 - 2001
Senior Research AnalystAmerican Film Marketing Association1995 - 1997
Legal ConsultantWarner Bros Music1994 - 1995
Senior AttorneyPACCAR, Inc.1984 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Record Industry ProfessionalsN/AN/A
Motion Picture and Television Fund Professional Advisory NetworkN/AN/A
Los Angeles Copyright SocietyN/AN/A
Association of Independent Music PublishersLegislative Committee MemberN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law and Internet Law SectionN/AN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionN/AN/A
Women in FilmN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Valley Lawyer MagazineRecapturing Copyrights: A Window of Opportunity for Creators2011
Valley Lawyer MagazineMusic Licensing 1012009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA Anderson School of ManagementN/AMaster of Business AdministrationN/A
Univ of Michigan Law SchN/AlawN/A
Drew UnivN/AundergraduateN/A