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Daniel M Cislo

Litigation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    California - CA 37 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

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Managing Partner of Cislo & Thomas LLP


Education: B.S., Systems Engineering (Electro-mechanical-computer), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),


1981; J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1986.


Previously with Pretty, Schroeder, Brueggemann & Clark of Los Angeles, CA.


Admissions:  United States Supreme Court; Court of Appeals for the Federal Court (CAFC); Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals;  Federal and State Courts of California; United States Patent and Trademark Office; District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Texas U.S. District Court, Illinois U.S. District Court


Associations: Santa Monica Bar Association Board of Trustees and Past President; Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association;  Federal Bar Association Board of Directors; Los Angeles Copyright Society; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; American Bar Association; Malibu La Costa Board of Directors; President of Malibu Winding Way Homeowners Association Board of Directors; Malibu MPC Nursery School Board of Directors; Younglife of Malibu Board of Directors. 


Areas of Practice: Specializing in  patent, copyright, trademark clearance, filing, licensing and litigation matters for a wide variety of complex technologies. Expertise in startup ventures requiring patent, copyright,  trademark, trade secret, unfair competition clearance, protection, enforcement, and licensing.  Extensive experience in the high-tech, direct marketing, infomercial and multilevel marketing industries.



Personal Interests: Enjoys jogging, skiing, whitewater rafting, ocean kayaking, body surfing, and his wife of twenty years and their four children.

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One characteristic of any good law firms is they are always busy. However, sometimes a client will get the impression the law firm is too busy to spend sufficient time communicating, responding, etc. Meanwhile, communication is critical to forward progress, particularly forward legal progress. Happily, we find Dan Cislo and his good team sensitive to this matter. You do not feel as if you are interfering with their daily activity, but instead a part of their daily activity, as it should be. Dan is heads-up re implementing functional systems to make things work (e.g. - New systems understandably involve some experimentation and tweaking and we find the company flexible to improve what might require improvement.
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Work Experience

  • Founder and Inventor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Cislo & Thomas, LLP
  • 1988 - Present


  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • International Seaway v. Walgreen Co. et al.
  • Summary judgment of invalidity granted
  • Amini Innovation Corp. v. JS Imports and Designer Furniture Warehouse, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43758 (C.D. Cal. May 21, 2007)
  • Defendants' motion denied
  • Sensitech v. Time N' Temperature
  • Appeal court invalidated patent, parties settled
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  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Lawyer Representative
  • 2014 - Present
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • President
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys of Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys of Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys of Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2016
  • Experts Award for Business Start-Up IP Law Firm
  • Global Law
  • 2016
  • Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year
  • Acquisition International
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Trusted Advisors
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Most Influential Lawyers: Digital Media and E-Commerce Law
  • Los Angeles Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • Provisional Patents
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Licensing Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this IP attorney without hesitation as I have known him for more than 20 years and began my law career under his guidance and mentoring which has proved over the decades to be invaluable. He is one of the most highly skilled and experienced lawyers I know wherein I refer most if not all of my clients' IP litigation matters to Dan and his firm at Cislo and Thomas."
Trademark infringement Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is a fantastic lawyer and an even better person. We have had several cases together involving trademark and patent issues. Dan has always gotten exceptional results for his clients. I recommend Dan without hesitation."
Intellectual property

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Los Angeles Litigation Lawyer Daniel M Cislo
Daniel M Cislo
Litigation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 37 years