Dale F. Kinsella (Santa Monica, California)
Dale F. Kinsella (Santa Monica, California)

Dale F. Kinsella

Licensed for 42 years

Practice Area: Business Litigation, Trial Practice, Entertainment Litigation 1 more area of practice 1 more

  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0
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AV Preeminent

Dale F. Kinsella

Serving Santa Monica, CA view address

About Dale F. Kinsella

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...

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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.”

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Areas of Law

  • Business Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation

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      Credentials

      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.