Joseph P. Costa

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Pacific Palisades, CA

CostaLaw
 | 17383 Sunset Boulevard, Suite A-350
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: 800-494-4109
Fax: 310-394-6612
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2010, 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Technology Transactions (20%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Administrative Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph P. Costa is the founder of CostaLaw in Pacific Palisades, California. Mr. Costa practices business, entertainment and sports litigation and serves clients in California and nationwide.

Mr. Costa has 30 years of experience and represents high-profile clients, including the Agency for the Performing Arts, The Black Eyed Peas, Daphne Guinness, the estate of Bob Marley, Fox, Innovative Artists, Judd Hirsch, Lucy Liu, Paradigm Talent Agency, Rick Salomon, Savvier Fitness, TalentWorks and The Gersh Agency. He and the attorneys at his firm are committed to maintaining a relaxed and approachable environment while giving the highest level of legal services.

Mr. Costa handles legal matters, including intellectual property claims involving copyright infringement, internet law, licensing agreements, publicity rights, real estate matters, trademark infringement and other general business-related issues. He is commonly featured on national and international media outlets to speak on entertainment law issues.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Costa lectures on various legal topics to organizations, including the Association of Talent Agents and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He teaches classes at the University of California, Los Angeles, and speaks at events such as the Sundance Film Festival. He serves as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court and volunteers for California Lawyers for the Arts.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Costa attained his law degree from the George Washington Law School. He received his license to practice law in California in 1987 and is qualified to practice before all California state courts.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)

Technology Transactions (20%): Internet

Entertainment & Sports (20%): Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Administrative Law (20%): Licensing

Focus Areas

Internet, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Licensing

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2010, 2012 - 2019

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About Joseph Costa

Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.cbc-llp.com/#the-kitchen

Honors/Awards:

  • First Title IX External Adjudicator
  • President and Editor in Chief, Moot Court Board
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2004-2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, FEMA, Santa Monica earthquake disaster relief counseling
  • Panel Counsel to the California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Executive Committee for the Entertainment Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Legislative Counseling for introduction to the United Nations regarding the hearing impaired. Volunteer involvement at "La Puente", a privately funded adult education center for the underprivileged in East Los Angeles
  • Founder of Santalawyer.com, a holiday adopt a family program for Los Angeles law firms
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem
  • Volunteered as a Certified Neutral, Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Panel
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Association of Talent Agencies

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • UCLA, Lecturer
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Independent Film Production, the Sundance Film Festival, Guest Lecturer
  • Rights of Joint Copyright Holders, California Lawyers for the Arts, Guest Lecturer
  • UCLA Extension, Speaker for programs relating to artist and musician rights and protections, Guest Lecturer
  • CLE Speaker for programs through the Diversity Workshop, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Guest Lecturer
  • Employment Matters for Agency Owners and Managers, Association of Talent Agencies – Employment Business Seminar, Guest Lecturer
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Lecturer

Representative Clients:

  • Perfect Pushup
  • Deborah Winger
  • Foote Cone & Belding
  • Savvier
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • ATT
  • Paradigm
  • Lucy Liu
  • Bob Marley LLC
  • The Gersh Agency

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Degree in English literature
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Office Location for Joseph P. Costa

17383 Sunset Boulevard
Suite A-350
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Phone: 800-494-4109

Fax: 310-394-6612

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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