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Michael Jeffers Hoisington

Michael Jeffers Hoisington

also known as Michael Hoisington, Mike Hoisington

About me

Michael is a leader in the intellectual property and entertainment legal community in San Diego and helps his clients with trademark, copyright, Internet and entertainment law issues.  Michael has served as co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Law Section.  He recently spoke about social media legal issues at the Business and Social Media Conference at California Western School of Law, about tradeamrk and copyright law issues related to grey market goods at the San Diego Country Bar Association and about entertainment related trademark and copyright law issues at the 2010 North Park Music Thing and the 2010 San Diego Music and Technology Conference.


Michael is a practicing musician and has toured the United States and Canada as guitarist and singer for a rock band.  He currently perfoms as a singer/songwriter around San Diego. He is a long-time member of the San Diego Songwriter's Guild.


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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 90%
    16 years
  2. Entertainment: 10%
    16 years



Hourly ($325/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Valerie Ann Nemeth

    Michael is a client-service oriented professional who I recommend highly for all areas of trademark practice, copyrights and related fields. His background as a professional musician gives him unique insight into the particulars of this type of representation.


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  • John R Rodriguez

    Michael is an excellent attorney and a very likable person. He is extremely knowledgeable and well respected among his peers and friends in the entertainment business, espeically when it comes to intellectual property law. I strongly endorse Michael and recommend him to anyone looking for a well known and respected attorney.


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Contact info


401 West A Street Suite 2600
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHiggs Fletcher & Mack LLP2001 - Present
AttorneyPresseisen & Reidelbach, PC1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Entertainment & Sports LawyersBoard member/secretary2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Trademark AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego Songwriters GuildMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Advanced Reading Solutions v. VRVVDefendant's registered US trademark cancelled.
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Business JournalUsing U.S. Customs To Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights2004
San Diego Business JournalComing To America: The Madrid Protocol2002
San Diego Business JournalA Perfect Domain Name Is Withing A Business's Reach2001
San Diego Business JournalCelebrities Sue Over Unauthorized Use Of Identity2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - San DiegoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego Music ThingTrademark protection in the music industry2014
The Business Of Social MediaSocial Media2011
Lawyers, Guns & MoneyProtecting trademarks in the music industry2011
Gray Market GoodsPreventing Import of Gray Market Goods Into the U.S.2011
San Diego Music & Technology ConferenceRemixes, Production, Distribution & the Law2010
North Park Music ThingLawyers, Guns & Money - trademark protection in the music industry2010