Henry W. Holmes, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Entertainment & Sports Attorney in Malibu, CA

Holmes Weinberg, PC
 | 30765 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 411
Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: 310-457-6100
Fax: 310-457-9555
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2010, 2012 - 2015, 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Entertainment & Sports
Attorney Profile

Widely considered as one of Southern California's premier sports and entertainment law attorneys, Henry W. Holmes, Jr., is a co-founder of Holmes Weinberg, PC. Providing representation to people and companies throughout the state from the firm's office in Malibu, he has extensive experience in licensing, sponsorships and branding. Some of his celebrity clients have included George Foreman, Oscar de la Hoya, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Hulk Hogan, Magic Johnson, Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov and Billie Jean King. Mr. Holmes was instrumental in structuring George Foreman's product endorsement of his Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine, which is widely considered to be one of the most successful deals of its kind.

Mr. Holmes has been certified as a player's agent by the National Basketball Association, and he has served as a consultant to broadcast sports entities. His litigation experience has included cases involving copyright infringement, libel and palimony. Mr. Holmes is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to his practice areas, and he has served as an adjunct professor in sports law at Pepperdine University School of Law. He has earned the respect of his colleagues for his successful track record and high degree of ethics, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Holmes attended San Diego State University, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1966. He then went on to pursue his legal studies at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1969. While in law school, Mr. Holmes clerked for a justice on the High Court of Samoa. Admitted to practice in California, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Entertainment & Sports (100%): Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Focus Areas

Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2010, 2012 - 2015, 2018 - 2020

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About Henry Holmes, Jr.

Admitted: 1970, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.holmesweinberg.com/henry-holmes/


  • International Who’s Who of Entertainment and Sports Lawyers, 2015
  • Screen Actors Guild featured in Southern California Super Lawyer, 2005-2009, 2013
  • Awarded a Ford Foundation Berkeley Professional Studies fellowship at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi, India, 1969
  • Recognized one of the top 20 sports lawyers
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in California, Who’s Who in American Business

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by the National Basketball Association as a players’ agent

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors of Ranola Oil
  • Member of the California Bar Association
  • Member of the American Samoa Bar Association
  • Board of Advisors of the Optimist Youth Programs

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Explorer’s Club
  • Volunteer Member of the Marine Mammals Rescue Team
  • Member of California Police Activities League
  • Member of the Board of the California Wildlife Center
  • Board of Trustees of the Women’s Sports Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Rules of Civil Procedure for the High Court of American Samoa
  • The 1969 Indian Law Journal
  • The Indian President: Myth or Reality
  • Motion Picture Copyright // State Bar of Wisconsin Journal
  • Adjunct Professor of Sports Law, Pepperdine Law School
  • Lecturer, UCLA, Sports and Entertainment Law
  • “Southern California Super Lawyers” issue of Los Angeles Magazine
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Office Location for Henry W. Holmes, Jr.

30765 Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 411
Malibu, CA 90265

Phone: 310-457-6100

Fax: 310-457-9555

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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