Dale F. Kinsella

Dale F. Kinsella (Santa Monica, California)

Dale F. Kinsella

Attorney in Santa Monica, CA
Mr. Kinsella is a nationally known trial lawyer specializing in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property litigation. During his career, he has successfully tried numerous cases in state and federal courts, and in private arbitrations and administrative proceedings, involving a wide array of disputes, from copyright and trademark infringement matters to antitrust and securities litigation. Mr. Kinsella has represented large domestic and international corporations, major motion picture studios, record companies, law firms, and professional athletes and actors. He recently successfully defended Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal; American Idol’s Simon Fuller; and the creators of the television show Smallville.

Mr. Kinsella has successfully represented motion picture studios, as well as recording companies including DreamWorks, Universal Studios and Legendary Films. Other clients have included numerous actors, actresses, writers, producers, directors and recording artists as well as domestic and international companies in complex licensing disputes involving copyright and trademark rights. Numerous artists as well as studios have requested Mr. Kinsella’s representation in “net profit” litigation involving prime time network television series and major motion pictures.

As a “lawyer’s lawyer,” Mr. Kinsella has represented numerous law firms and individual partners of firms in complex law firm dissolution proceedings, legal malpractice, and malicious prosecution actions in both state and federal courts.

The Hollywood Reporter listed him as on of the “100 Power Lawyers” for 2013; he is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America;” and he is a perennial “Southern California Super Lawyer.”
(310) 566-9888 (310) 566-9888
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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation

Peer Rating

Peer Rating

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1974, California
1975, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
1983, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
2000, U.S. Supreme Court
Law School Attended
University of California School of Law, Los Angeles
Class of 1974
J.D.
Editor in Chief, UCLA Law Review
University Attended
University of California at Santa Barbara
Class of 1970
B.A.
with high honors
Birth Information
Born in 1948
Los Angeles, California, October19, 1948
Associations & Memberships
Los Angeles County Bar Association; State Bar of California.

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP
808 Wilshire Boulevard, 3rd Floor,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
U.S.A.
Phone
(310) 566-9888
Office Information
Office Information
Dale F. Kinsella
Partner
Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP
808 Wilshire Boulevard, 3rd Floor,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP (Santa Monica, California)