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James David Pacitti

Entertainment Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Pacitti Law Firm

  • State Years
    California - CA 16 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
    New York - NY 26 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 27 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1996
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    The firm provides legal services to clients in the entertainment industry, specifically in the areas of TV and film production. Past and present clients include producers, writers, actors and an Emmy winning TV production company.

    17 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    The firm advises and assists clients in a wide array of corporate formation and operation matters including initial organization and formation to structural and operational matters.

    17 years

  3. Litigation
    The firm's founder has represented thousands of clients in state and federal litigation cases across the country for over two decades.

    25 years

Located in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world, the Pacitti Law Firm provides legal services to clients in the entertainment industry, specifically in the areas of TV and film development, production and distribution. Past and present clients include award winning production companies, producers, writers, directors, actors and other entertainment professionals.

The firm provides the highest quality representation at a fraction of the cost of large law firms by emphasizing the development of long-term relationships and not short-term profits from individual matters. Our clients are committed professionals who plan to have long careers in the entertainment industry. It is our goal to represent them throughout their careers, not just for one project.

The initial consultation is always complimentary. At the conclusion of the initial consultation, all clients are provided a comprehensive assessment of their legal needs, the time involved to provide the proposed services and the projected costs.

The Pacitti Law Firm represents clients throughout across the country and around the world.

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Pacitti Law Firm
9100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 725E
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212


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Posted by Jayme | April 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Knowledgeable Entertainment Lawyer
We worked with James and his team on an extremely complicated contract for a television series that dealt with multiple production companies in several countries. James is very pleasant to deal with, and helpful in making sure you understand what a contract says and advising on areas that could improve. He's extremely detailed and knowledgeable about the Entertainment Industry in general, and the most effective way to set up corporate structures to accommodate your companies specific needs. It's always a pleasure to work with him.
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Posted by Jason | April 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I initially hired James to handle the negotiation and contracts for an animation project that involved parties from multiple countries. James got back to me much quicker than the other firms I queried and I am thankful he did. We absolutely love working with him, he goes above and beyond and really takes the time to explain issues in great detail. We have already initiated services for some upcoming projects and will definitely be using James for all of our entertainment law requirements going forward!
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2016
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Great Team
The team at the Law Office of James D. Pacitti took great care of my case. Leonardo and Steve were there from the very beginning to the end. They handled everything for me. They were up to date with the progress of my case, and gave me step by step on what was to be expected and what came next. They made it really easy for me to understand what was going on and answered every question I had through out the process. I am very glad i chose this law office to handle my case. They are a great team! Thank you for all that you did for me.
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Posted by David | February 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
James represented me on an unexpected case that threw my life for a loop, and I can't say enough about what an instant relief it was when he stepped in. I was able to focus on my personal life and recovery as his team constantly checked in and gave me a great peace of mind throughout the entire process. With all said and done I am 100% satisfied and would gladly work with him in the future. Thank you, Mr. Pacitti!
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Posted by Charles_Curtis | December 30, 2011
For common, down to-earth, Legal Professional Credit Advisor help against Scavenger Creditors
I found Pacitti law firm by Google search. Suffering from stress, numerous severe health issues, the constant barrage of scavenger collector calls, I reached my limit of passive tolerance and reached out for help. I was extremely relieved to find Mr. James Pacitti, a seemly plain spoken Legal Professional who used words I understood. James returned EVERY call I placed, answered every E-Mail I sent timely and answered every question I had. His over the top help resolving the misguided legal matters at hand were great relief to me. Pleasant, thorough, knowledgeable, a compassionate listener, James quickly resolved the issues in my favor & conclusion. James backed down the credit predator collectors that were harassing me in error and gave me some level of sanity back. Thank you James. -
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Posted by Shivananda Mizar | December 19, 2011
Review for Attorney Jim Pacitti
Jim has assisted me numerous times in addressing FDCPA/RFDCPA issues. Jim is extremely knowledgeable, responsive. Jim has assisted me in resolving these issues in a timely manner.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Pacitti Law Firm
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Morgan & Morgan
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Grower, Ketcham, More', Rutherford, Noecker, Bronson & Eide, PA
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender 17th Judicial Circuit
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender of Delaware County
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
  • 1995 - 1997
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  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Northeastern University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1992


  • Italian American Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2007 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 1997 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Environmental Litigation
  • Toxic Mold Litigation
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
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Car accident Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pacitti is an extremely effective personal injury attorney in the San Fernando Valley. Having seen his work product first hand, I highly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Entertainment Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Mr. James Pacitti. He is a well respected member of the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Pacitti on hundreds of client matters. He is an excellent litigator and advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known James for several years and have had the pleasure of co-counseling with him on many cases. James is a very experienced and capable attorney who has helped thousands of individuals over his career. I have and will continue to refer potential clients to him who are in need of legal representation."
Debt collection Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"James Pacitti is an intelligent and thorough attorney. I worked with him on numberous FDCPA case and he is a top attorney in this field. I highly endorce Mr. Pacitti."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I have seen this lawyer devote extensive time helping people on Avvo, and I think his responses are thoughtful, well based and helpful to the general public and legal community at large. I strongly endorse Mr. Pacitti as a good personal injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Jim for almost 10 years professionally and personally. We worked as opposing counsel on several cases and he was a formidable opponent. Since I've known him, he has always had a favorable reputation as one of the best trial attorneys. I recommend him without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Jim since 1998. We worked together as public defenders in Sanford, Florida. Jim is not only an excellent trial attorney, he is a compassionate individual who strives to always do his best for his clients. Jim moved on to work for a very powerful personal injury law firm and tried to make a difference for all of his clients. Jim is an extremely hard worker and will attempt to achieve the best possible results for your case. Even though we are geographically far apart, I count him as one of my closest friends and trusted colleagues. Any client would be lucky to have him as their attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim Pacitti is an exceptionally intelligent, creative, professional, and hard-working advocate. I have known Jim and worked with him for years, and would mostly highly recommend him to all who are in need of outstanding legal representation."
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