Attorney Profile

Jonathan Kirsch
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Practice areas


  • California, 1976


  • Loyola Marymount University, J.D.


  • Kids Allowed, California Lawyer, November 1983
  • Access to Courts, California Lawyer, September, 1984
  • War on Lawyers?, California Lawyer, March, 1985
  • Malpractice Insurance Crisis, California Lawyer, July, 1985
  • Which Courthouse? What Advantage?, California Lawyer, May, 1986
  • Prop. 51 Shakes the House of Torts, California Lawyer, June, 1986
  • Legal Eagles, California Business, November, 1988
  • Look What They’ve Done to My Songs: Midler v. Ford Motor Co.,
  • California Lawyer, July, 1989
  • Lonesome Dove and the Electronic Rights Revolution in Publishing, Los Angeles Lawyers, June 1990
  • Buchwald v. Paramount: Beyond the Hype, Los Angeles Lawyer, April 1991
  • Vanity of Vanities: Subsidy’ Publishing After Stellema, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 2, 1992
  • Ethics in Entertainment Law, Los Angeles Lawyer, April 1993
  • Kirsch’s Handbook of Publishing Law, 1996
  • Kirsch’s Guide to the Book Contract, Silman-James Press, 1999
  • A History of the End of the World, Harper One, 2006

Associations & memberships

  • Los Angeles Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section)
  • State Bar of California (Intellectual Property Section)
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society
  • California Lawyers for the Arts
  • PEN Center USA West
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Association

Biographical details

  • Teaching Fellow, Legal Communications, Loyola Law School, 1975-1976
  • Adjunct Professor, Center for Publishing, New York University, 2001-
  • Member: Authors Guild, National Book Critics Circle
  • Columnist, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Attorney Jonathan Kirsch serves publishing clients in Los Angeles, California and throughout the United States.