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Jon Arnold Pfeiffer

also known as Jon Pfeiffer

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


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



Hourly ($490-590/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Gary Don Brophy

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    Gary Brophy Entertainment Attorney
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  • 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
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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 Advocates2016
Among "Super Lawyers" for Entertainment LawSuperLawyers2016
Among "Super Lawyers" for Entertainment LawSuperLawyers2015
Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Among "Super Lawyers" for Entertainment LawSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Among "Super Lawyers" for Entertainment LawSuper Lawyers2013
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 AssociationCo-Chair, Entertainment Law Section2015 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaBusiness Litigation Committee, Business Law Section2015 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association BarristersExecutive CommitteeN/A
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Education CommitteeCo-chairN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationCommunity Law Week, Co-chairN/A
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Bench and Bar Relations CommitteeCo-chairN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationState Bar Conference of Delegates, DelegateN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationExecutive CommitteeN/A
Santa Monica Bar AssociationChair, Entertainment Law Section2000 - 2002
Santa Monica Bar AssociationPresident1999 - 2000
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationTrial Attorney Project, Chair1986 - 1988
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
The "Happy Days" lawsuit - Williams v. CBSConfidential settlement
G. Gordon Liddy v. Capital Gold Groupconfidential settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Above the LawPaparazzi By Drone: Is This Legal?2016
Above the Law#OscarSoWhite: Inside Info from an Entertainment Law Expert2016
Above the LawJudge Judy Should Be Nominated for the Supreme Court Vacancy2016
Above the LawBikram is the Dog in 'Down Dog'2016
Above the LawThe Three Stooges Stole My Life Story2016
Above the LawBreaking Into Hollywood: An Insider's Guide2016
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 AdministrationOther - Bachelors1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The State Bar of California, Business Law SectionHow to be, and how to use, an expert witnessN/A
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