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Steve C. Vondran

Copyright infringement Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   119 reviews

also known as Attorney Steve®

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  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 16 years
    California - CA 19 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steve

Learn Steve’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Copyright infringement
    Copyright audits and disputes involving software cases with BSA, Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, Vero, CNC, VB Conversions. Torrent movie downloads (Strike 3 and Malibu Media), DMCA takedowns, photo infringement, fonts, jewelry.

    20 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Entertainment
    Copyright fair use opinions, clearance for podcasters and Youtube, California right of publicity law, entertainment law issues including contract drafting, negotiation & review, celebrity endorsement, internet law disputes.

    20 years, 100 cases


Welcome to The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C. ("Vondran Legal").  Home of Attorney Steve™ and Copyright Watchdog™

Copyright & Photo Infringement, Software Audits, Strike 3 Holdings & Malibu Media Torrent Defense.

As we like to say, "this is not your Daddy's law firm."  We do things differently.  We don't charge for copies and paper clips or staples.  We don't double We don't load three attorneys on your case and try to rack up a large legal bill. We aren't stuffy. We are responsive and effective.  We offer tenacious legal representation and low flat rate legal fees for mant non-litigation cases.  Some cases we may also able to take on a contingency fee basis (for example photo infringement recovery or right of publicity cases).

The types of cases we take vary, but basically we handle the following types of legal issues:

  • Software audits with business software alliance ("BSA"), Autodesk, SIIA, Vero, Siemens, Adobe, Microsoft, Apple and others
  • Torrent p2p file sharing defense (allegations of illegal download of Strike 3 Holdings, Malibu Media and other movies)
  • Photo infrigement cases (representing both Plaintiff and Defendants)
  • California right of publicity cases
  • Trademark registration and office action letters / Domain disputes (UDRP)
  • Copyright infringement litigation (ex. jewelry infringement, font infringement)
  • Entertainment law issues
  • Internet & social media disputes / California anti-SLAPP 
  • TV signal piracy (cable and satellite piracy claims)

To see me in action visit our business & civil litigation law Youtube channel at .  We are now over 12,000 subscribers and over 1.5 MILLION VIDEO VIEWS!  Make sure to SUBSCRIBE for free updates.  

Call us at to discuss your case.  We look forward to working with you!


 Top 5 reasons our firm might be a good match for you:

1.  You don’t want a law firm that charges you to make copies, or charges you for staples, postage fees, or paper clips.  This is just silly and we won’t do it.

2. You don’t want a long-winded lawyer that pontificates on and on, never really explaining anything to you, and then sending you a bill for the all the time.  Lawyers must be concise, honest, straight-forward and to the point.  That’s what we do.

3.  You do not want to hire a law firm and then have three lawyers working on your case, each billing time (“triple billing” or “double billing” by a partner and associate).  This wastes your money and is honestly a slap in your face.

4.  You want a firm that solves problems and not creates them.  We fight for you, we are in your corner, and we want to get your legal issues resolved as bad as you do, (hire us so we can handle the problem and let you focus on your work and what you do best).

5.  You have serious legal issues that need to be resolved, in the shortest amount of time possible, and at a fair and honest price.

For more information about who we are, read our Client reviews. 


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The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.
The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C
620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
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401 Wilshire Blvd
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Santa Monica, CA, 90401
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  119 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledge and nice. What's better than that?
I work for a company that manages multiple digital creators with tens of millions of cumulative followers and billions of views. Steve has been an incredible resource not only for substantive legal matters but for training seminars to help educate creators on fair use. His blog is a godsend as well. Plus he's a nice guy!
Response from Steve Vondran June 28, 2024
What, a lawyer who is a NICE GUY? Hahahaa. Thank you so much for that nice comment. I am proud to be "one of the good guys" in this legal business. I appreciate helping my clients, especially in the area of copyright fair use. This is one of major loves in the practice of law. I enjoyed working with you and we are always here if you need us. Cheers! Steve
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Lawsuit Help
Vondran Legal Group did an amazing job in helping me settle my case against I had for copyright infringement. When I contacted them about my case, Lisa came to my rescue and talked me through everything and gave me plenty of information about what I needed to do and how they would be handling my case. Lisa's details certainly gave me peace of mind, and I knew that I was in good hands. I highly recommend Vondran Legal to anyone hit with a lawsuit!
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Response from Steve Vondran December 24, 2023
Thank you for taking time to provide a review, we greatly appreciate it and having had you as a client. Yes, Lisa is quite amazing. She understands the process and details of our various legal services and she is a great point person for customer service issues. As a team, we care about your legal problems and do everything possible to cost-effectively resolve your legal problems and to be as responsive as possible. We wish you all the best in 2024. Attorney Steve!
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2023
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Inspire you to fight
Don't roll over. Use Steve as an inspiration to fight. Because Autodesk doesn't care about your agreement or even your compliance. They want more money. Always more. We used his online resources to aid us and we were successful.
Response from Steve Vondran October 16, 2023
Yes, Autodesk can be tough to work with, especially when they are going after simple "over-assignment" of licenses (which their software allows you to do - their attorney claimed to me this could not be fixed - yeah right), and they often seek a TON OF MONEY to settle these innocent EULA issues. I really wish they would change their policies, but till then we will continue to fight and educate good paying customers. Thank you for the review. We are the clear leader in the United States handling software audits with Autodesk, Hexagon/Vero, Dassaultes/Solidworks, Siemens, Synopsis, Ansys, Altium and more.
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Posted by Adrian | September 23, 2023
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Strike 3
Words can not explain how grateful I am to have found Steve and Lisa. It felt like my life was crashing with a mixture of worry, stress and uncertainty. They both gave their advice on how they would handle the case. I would recommend being honest with them and they will help you. Thank you again team! Anyone that is in the same predicament as me do not hesitate to reach out to them. Highly recommend.
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Response from Steve Vondran October 16, 2023
Hi and thank you for the review. We are glad we were able to ease your worry and stress and help you out. Lisa is great working with our clients to keep them informed so that they know what's going on. Couple that with my experienced legal advice since 2004 and you have the perfect team on your side to assist you. Thanks again, and all the best!! Steve Vondran, Esq.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2023
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Strike3 Settlement
Found Steve's LinkedIn post about Strike3 lawsuits and liked the neutral tone of presenting the issues and facts. No overpromises or fear mongering. During the process, Lisa and Steve were very responsive to updates and answering any concerns. In the end, the settlement was very reasonable and was handled in a quick timeframe. Highly recommended!
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Response from Steve Vondran August 9, 2023
You hit on a big point - we don't like to sugarcoat things. When you get a Strike 3 ISP subpoena, it is a serious matter that needs to be taken very seriously and handled by an experienced professional. We tell it like it is. We don't make false unrealistic promises to try to get your business. My brother once told me years ago, that people respect you for telling them what they don't want to hear. Luckily, we have a strong track record of securing fair and reasonable settlements while always paying as much attention possible to customer service. Thank you for being a great client and for sharing your experiences with others. All the Best, Steve Vondran, Esq.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
I was involved in an ISP subpoena case and sought the help of Steve and Lisa. They were professional, efficient, and friendly. I was so nervous and worried at first. They explained to me what would happen next and what could happen. They put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. As the case progressed, they kept me informed and answered any questions I had. Steve was also an excellent negotiator. In the end, the case was settled quickly with the best deal I could get. I really appreciate their kind help, especially when I was at my most helpless. I would highly recommend Steve and his team to anyone in my situation.
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Response from Steve Vondran July 7, 2023
I appreciate you sharing your comments about working with Vondran Legal to help resolve your Strike 3 Holdings case. We strive to make the legal situation manageable and to help take the stress off our client's shoulders and put it on ours. We genuinely enjoy helping our clients resolve these copyright infringement matters. Thank you for working with us and putting your trust in us. All the best. Steve Vondran.
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Posted by Paul | April 27, 2023
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Successful Software Compliance Mitigation
“Working with Steve and the Vondran legal team was a great experience. They were able to give me a voice with an opposing software compliance legal team representing a multi-billion-dollar company that was not listening to my position. This resulted in mitigating a $89,000 compliance fee that was unfounded to a settlement agreement of less than $5,000, which was fair and validated our company’s good intentions with the opposing software company. Our final fee was in alignment with our standard annual subscription expectations. If anyone is getting hit with unfair penalties or compliance threats from large software companies, especially without any warning or prior notification to the users of the software, the Vondran legal team is an excellent choice to ensure a fair and civil resolution on the matter. Paul T. – Owner, CAD drafting firm”
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Response from Steve Vondran April 27, 2023
Thanks for the great comment, and we're glad Vondran Legal® served your interests well. Yes, when the economy gets tight, many software companies ramp up their compliance efforts in order to create a "profit center." When this happens, they can tend to get VERY AGGRESSIVE and see if they can hit business owners with MAXIMUM PENALTY. That's where we come in to help create a strong case for our clients, and to seek a fair and honest resolution if one is needed. Having handled hundreds and hundreds of software audits and EULA license compliance matters, we are thankful that you put your trust in us. All the best!!! Steve Vondran, Esq.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2023
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Best infringement attorneys
Hi This is my first review, but I wanted everyone to know how much the Vondran law firm helped me. They kept me updated with all aspects of what was going on and helped keep me from being stressed out and worried. They listened to me and made me feel comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about my situation and closed my case quickly! I would recommend them to anyone who needs an attorney!!!!!!
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Response from Steve Vondran April 13, 2023
Thank you for the nice comment. Yes, we understand how stressful it can be dealing with a copyright infringement case and we seek to make the legal process as simple and transparent to our clients as possible. We truly appreciate having you as a client. Steve
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Strike 3 Holding Subpoena
Steve and Lisa provided their legal expertise and resolved this Strike 3 Holding Subpoena. I consulted with quite a few attorneys before I decided to hire Steve as my legal representative. Their extensive knowledge of understanding and experience not only helped me to resolve this matter quickly; they negotiated a much better settlement fee which is very acceptable based on my circumstance. Aside from their level of expertise, they are very responsive and thorough. I highly recommend Steve/Lisa. I voluntarily write this review to praise their professionalism.
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Response from Steve Vondran March 7, 2023
HI, and thank you for this Sterling review of our legal services in the area of Intellectual Property (copyright infringement defense). We know these cases are stressful for our clients and we do everything we can to try to ease the anxiety, and settle the case as quickly as possible, and in many cases, anonymously. Many times, our clients have discussed their case with other BitTorrent lawyers and after reviewing their options, we get a large number of clients that retain our firm. When choosing a copyright defense law firm, it is important to have an experienced attorney who understands the issues and can best handle your case. We are sincerely glad you choose to work with Vondran Legal® on your case. Thank you again for taking time out of your busy day for this nice review. Attorney Steve®
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Posted by John Doe Subscriber of Assigned IP Address | January 24, 2023
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Subpoena to Internet Service Provider
Burdened with a copy of the subpoena to my ISP seeking disclosure of of my identity, I contacted the Law Offices of Steven Vondran. Lisa talked me through the steps and what can be expected. Steve was able to negotiate a settlement agreement that was exactly 80% less than the original demand from Strike 3 Holdings. Steve and Lisa have made a real difference in my life. Thank you.
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Response from Steve Vondran February 14, 2023
Hi, and thank you for leaving a review. We really appreciate that. Lisa and I appreciate you placing your trust in our law firm. We always do our best to get the best deal possible, and to get the case closed with the least amount of hassles to our clients. Glad we could play a pivotal role in getting that done. We wish you all the best going forward! Best, Steve and Lisa Vondran.
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Posted by Mike | November 22, 2022
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Case resolved in days without going to court
Received letter from a media company about illegally distributing material (which I had not). Steve Vondran et al helped communicate with company quickly and effectively to see the matter resolved in a matter of days. Professional and competent, I felt like I was in great hands the entire time. There was no one better that could have helped my case.
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Response from Steve Vondran November 22, 2022
Hi, and thanks for posting about your experience with our IP firm. I must have the best clients anywhere and I love helping my clients navigate the legal system dealing with these unexpected letters and lawsuits. We know you had choices, but we sincerely appreciating you entrusting your case to us. All the best! Steve Vondran, Esq.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2022
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If you want a Lawyer that is prompt, excellent in negotiating, willing to work with your budget, and got your back! Steve is it!
Steven and his wife Lisa are excellent in there expertise when it comes to copyright infringement battles. They will get your back and work with your budget and negotiate down to a least amount if your willing to go with the settlement route. They are very prompt to responding and following up with you as their clients. Highly recommend and even if your from another state they still got your back!
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Response from Steve Vondran November 22, 2022
Yes, we got your back! As a lawyer since 2004, we take great pride in helping our clients get out of legal jams, especially in relation to IP and technology legal issues. My goal, as a lawyer, is to represent you the same way I would represent a family member. To seek the best deal possible, relieve the pressures and protect my client's interests. In short, to be a super advocate. I appreciate you sharing your experience with my firm and I was proud to serve as your legal advocate. Steve Vondran, Esq.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
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Stake 3 lawsuit
What a great job. Steve settled my case with Stake 3 holdings quickly without ever diverging personal information and at much less than I expected to pay. I recommend you don't ignore the notice you receive from your ISP and hire Steve immediately.
Response from Steve Vondran October 5, 2022
Hi, and thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience with Vondran Legal®. We sincerely relish our opportunity to help our clients get out of a difficult legal situation such as responding to a Strike 3 Holdings lawsuit or settlement demand. This company is very aggressive in seeking to enforce its copyrights. We have helped hundreds of clients and settled millions of dollars in Strike 3 claims. In some cases, as was yours, we can settle anonymously. In other cases, your identity gets disclosed (mainly due to seeking a hardship settlement based on medical or financial issues). Regardless, we fight hard for our clients and I appreciate you for recognizing what we do for our clients. All the best, Steve Vondran, Esq.
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Posted by Nick | September 28, 2022
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Highly Knowledgeable and Professional
Steve helped me expedite a Legal Settlement with Professionalism and Care. His Office Staff was extremely helpful and easy to communicate with. Steve's Online presence via YouTube Information Videos were confidence inspiring and confirmed I made the right choice when choosing him to represent me. Thanks!
Response from Steve Vondran September 30, 2022
Hi and thank you for sharing your experience with Vondran Legal®. We are pleased that you had a pleasant experience and just outcome to your case. I appreciate you bringing up my youtube channel ( which has nearly 700 videos I have done over my 18 year career as a lawyer, and 37.5k subscribers. We are also about to hit 4 MILLION VIDEO VIEWS. The reason I do this channel is to (a) educate my clients, (b) educate the public - help provide equal access to justice, and (c) try to demonstrate my love of law and my legal practice. I know there are many choices in legal counsel, and I am certainly glad you decided to go with us, and put your faith in us. Thanks again, and all the best!! Steve Vondran, Esq.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2022
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One of the best lawyer in the Bay you can contact regardless 3 strike holding lawsuit
I was freaking out when I received the mail from the 3 Strike Holding. I spend hours and hours finding all the information that is available online. And trust me you cannot resolve this on your own unless you have nothing to lose. I look up a lot of lawyers for this case, and Steve is the outstanding one with a clean and strong record of winning a favorable deal for his client. And I was not wrong to go with him. His assistant Lisa was the best in that she was very patient with a lot of my "stupid" questions on how the case was going and how she and Steve would resolve it. Finally, she and Steve got me the best deal that I can ever think would be possible. So you will not go wrong with Steve and Lisa
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Response from Steve Vondran September 2, 2022
Thank you for the nice words - and as the cliche goes - there are no stupid questions. Federal litigation can be very complicated and we know for most clients they have never had to deal with legal entanglements before. We are cognizant of this, and of the stress involved, and we try to take the stress off your back, make the case understandable, and get you through this with the best possible outcome. I am very pleased you placed your trust in us and that we achieved a favorable outcome. Thanks again, and all the best!! Steve
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2022
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Great representation
I received a letter from my ISP that Strike 3 Holdings had issued a subpoena to hand over to them my identity and address. This is my first and only time dealing with any legal issues so it was pretty unnerving at first. After some initial research, I retained Steve and his team's representation. Lisa kept me up to date with any developments and communications and was quick to respond to any questions I had. In a couple of weeks, Steve and team settled the case while saving me a couple of thousand dollars on the final settlement. Steve and Lisa definitely provided me with some peace of mind, I cannot thank them enough.
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Response from Steve Vondran August 19, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience with Vondran Legal®. We know our clients have several options to choose from when deciding to choose a BitTorrent Defense Lawyer. We sincerely appreciate you putting your trust in us. We have settled MILLIONS OF DOLLARS of Strike 3 Holdings copyright infringement cases. In every case, we like to minimize the damages and take the stress off your shoulders and carry it on ours. It's what we do every day. We treat our clients as if they are part of our family, and in fact, they are. All the best, Steve!
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great team on your side
I hired the Vondran Legal firm for a copyright infringement case from my ISP. Although I ultimately decided to settle the case, Lisa and the Vondran team were able to negotiate a favorable figure for me. The whole case was handled very professionally, and more importantly, very swiftly. I highly recommend the Vondran Legal firm.
Response from Steve Vondran August 5, 2022
Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review so other people can get a sense of how we work. As you noted, we do try to work swiftly to resolve legal disputes. That does not mean we cut corners or accept lousy deals from companies like Strike 3 Holdings, because we take great pride in reaching fair settlements. We appreciate you putting trust in our copyright infringement law firm. All the best to you! Steve Vondran, Esq.
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Posted by Jason | July 23, 2022
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Best Defense I could ask for
Steve and his team are nothing short of lifesavers. What I had originally thought would be a reputation-ending, and what felt like life-ending, situation was professionally navigated and redrawn as a life lesson I'll never forget. My damages were brought down from $30,000+ to roughly $6,000 all while keeping my identity and reputation from being outed and exploited by the company that sent me the original notice. Through the entire process everyone that I spoke to was friendly, cooperative, attentive, apt, and incredibly timely. They always worked for what was in my best interest and made that clear without wanting to force my hand on any decisions. They used their knowledge and expertise in very appropriate manners. So if you're looking for an opportunity for your second chance at life in the straightened path, you've found the right defense team. Can't thank Steve and his people enough.
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Response from Steve Vondran July 26, 2022
Thank you so much for the nice review. I really appreciated some of your keywords. 1. Lifesavers - yes, that's what we strive for. We know facing a copyright lawsuits is stressful in nature, and we like to be the buoy in the water. 2. Timely - the name of the game in Torrent Defense is timing. When to seek the best settlement, how to time things with the ISP subpoena, etc. 3. Best interests in mind - our #1 job is to take care of our clients, get the best settlement possible, and in many cases to settle anonymously. 4. Knowledge and expertise: identified Vondran Legal® as the #1 copyright infringement defense law firm IN THE UNITED STATES in terms of number of litigation cases handled. We did this in 2020, 2021 and expect to repeat in 2022. In short, thank you for putting your trust in us and thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience with the internet community. When it comes to Defending clients accused of BitTorrent copyright infringement, there is no substitute for experience. All the best!! Steve Vondran, Esq.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2022
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My first lawyer
I received an email from a compliance team member and tried to understand what did I do wrong, but the compliance person just thanked me for confirmation of usage and demanded that I pay a huge sum in order to get back in compliance. I got Steve to intervene at this point, sadly my phone was blocked for international calls so we communicated via email only, but he re-assured me that I'm okay. Haven't heard from them since, and if they contact me again, I know who to send them to.
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Response from Steve Vondran July 7, 2022
I appreciate you taking the time to share your story. Yes, when it comes to software audits, we deal with the main players day in and day out. We have built solid working relationships that allow us to get your case settled without a lengthy period (where most law firms are billing their time and potentially dragging the case on). We cut to the chase and get these companies off your back with the minimal amount of damages. Thank you for putting your trust in us!! Steve
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Posted by Thi | June 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient with time and money
Steve and Lisa have been a godsend for our young and small immigrant family when copyright trouble struck. Our American dream barely survived thanks to their calm and collected help, minimizing the financial calamity that could have sent us all the way back to our home country.
Response from Steve Vondran June 10, 2022
Thank you for the nice comment. We were honored to represent you in your copyright case. It is especially tricky as we live in a land of immigrants and my clients come from a wide variety of backgrounds. One thing most people have never studied in school is copyright laws and how they work. I always remember when Napster came out and many people did not know if it was legal or what not, in copyright cases there are many complexities most people do not understand. We were pleased you chose our firm to guide you through this process to a successful outcome. Thank you for taking the time to post. All the best, Steve
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-495 per hour
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • CEO and Founder
  • Copyright Policy Institute
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Information Privacy Expert
  • Experian
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Project Manager for ASP software company
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994
  • California State University, Fresno
  • Units toward BS
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • California Trade Secret Defense - TAKE NOTHING PLAINTIFF
  • Defense victory
  • Settled Strike 3 Lawsuit in California Federal Court
  • Settled
  • Vero software settlement
  • Out-of-court settlement
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  • Copyright Policy Institute
  • CEO & Founder
  • 2017 - Present
  • Copyright Society of the USA
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Sports & Entertainment Forum
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Executive counsel - Intellectual Property Arizona State Bar
  • Executive counsel
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • #1 Copyright Infringement Defense Firm in the U.S. 2020
  • UniCourt
  • 2021
  • Top 25 Law Firm by Case Filing
  • Lex Machina
  • 2019
  • Top Grade Entertainment Law
  • CALI award for Excellence in Legal Study
  • 2000
  • Contracts - Top Grade in Law School Contracts Class
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1999
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Torts
  • Law School
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is one of the best. Brilliant legal mind, but can bare nuckle with the best of them. He is also a truly great guy and someone you would love to call a friend. Trustworthy."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is one of the leading attorneys in the field of copy write and consumer protection. He is as up to date on the newest changes in this exciting area of law, as anyone. Take a moment to watch his videos and articles he writes and you'll soon realize, if you need representation - Steve is the one to call!"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steve for many years as a fellow lawyer and have referred several matters to him. Steve is an extremely knowledgeable and capable attorney, but a couple of attributes stand out: (1) he truly cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to assist them, and (2) he is very responsive, which is a feat in and of itself given his busy caseload. One of the first matters I referred to Steve stands out in my mind. This client had an urgent matter with only a couple of days to obtain some sort of resolution. Steve jumped in to help and worked with her outside of his normal working hours to ensure that she received the assistance she needed. Steve is personable, responsive and skilled, and he goes the extra mile for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the many excellent answers of Mr. Vondran particularly caught my attention. It was customized to the needs of the Avvo asker, while bringing a depth of analysis that was of value even to lawyers practicing in the field. These are the qualities that every client should look for when hiring an attorney."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vondran is the real deal. He is type of attorney we all strive to be like. He knows his stuff and gives back so much to the community by way of videos and publications."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is the kind of Attorney who puts his clients first always and his track record shows that he achieves great results. As a fellow Attorney here in Arizona, I endorse Steve's experience, skills and compassion without hesitation. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve genuinely cares about his clients. I've seen him take what looks like an impossible case and make a real difference for his client. I would recommend Steve without hesitation!"
Real estate Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Friend
"Steve Vondran is an outstanding Real Estate and Intellectual Property Attorney. He is licensed to practice law in California and Arizona and comes high recommended by me. I would refer my clients to no one other than Steve."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Steve on a rather complex unlawful detainer proceeding. Steve handled himself with the utmost professionalism and always with the client's best interest in mind. Based on this experience, I endorse Steve."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Steve’s professionalism and his commitment to his clients has always impressed me. He constantly thinks outside the box to reach the best results for his clients. I truly valued the time we spent working together."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a leader in the real estate law community, particularly in foreclosure defense matters. I have referred MANY clients to Steve and Steve has been able to resolve their matters to the clients' satisfaction. When friends or family come to me for real estate advice, Steve is the first person I turn to."
Real estate Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked with Steve Vondran since we were both in law school, I can honestly say that you will not find a more professional, knowledgeable or ethical real estate attorney. For clients seeking a real estate attorney, you cannot go wrong with Steve Vondran. For attorneys with clients in need of assistance on real estate matters, Steve Vondran will make you look like a star for referring him. Great guy and great lawyer."
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