Attorney At Law

Adam J Schwartz, Esq

  • General counsel services for small creative businesses
  • Litigation services for individuals and businesses of all sizes
  • More than 16 years of litigation and counseling experience
  • Former “big law” associate-turned-solo practitioner


Full-Service Legal SolutionS for Small Businesses

General Counsel for Hire for Creative Businesses and Independent Films

Intellectual Property

  • IP management and strategic planning
  • Trademark, trade secrets, and copyright advising
  • Trademark filing and responses to USPTO Office Actions
  • Dispute resolution
  • Infringement actions
  • Lanham Act litigation


  • Compliance counseling: independent contractors / exempt v. nonexempt
  • Employee handbooks
  • On-call advising regarding discipline, termination, etc.
  • Employer-side litigation defense


  • Negotiations
  • Drafting
  • Dispute resolution
  • IP Licensing
  • Master services agreements
  • Production legal services
  • Film, TV, streaming, etc. distribution deals
  • Music production agreements

Assistance When You Need It

On-Demand Litigation

PLEADINGS >>> Discovery >>> Summary Judgment >>> Trial

  • Full service litigation from pre-litigation through jury trial
  • Brief drafting (anti-SLAPP motions, motions for summary judgment, demurrers, motions to dismiss, evidentiary issues, pre/post trial briefs)
  • eDiscovery counseling and document review management
  • Depositions (remote and greater Los Angeles area)
  • Available for freelance projects and longer engagements
  • Also available for local counsel arrangements in LA Superior Court and the C.D.C.A.

Meet Adam


Los Angeles-based, experienced litigator and legal advisor with a background in and passion for music, motion pictures, and television

Selected Representations


• Successfully obtained dismissal of federal trademark litigation on motion to dismiss claim related to an ownership claim of the mark of a historic lodging house

• Defending two individuals wrongfully accused of violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act against nonprofit organization they formerly founded

• Defended publishing imprint against false allegations of defamation by author, resulting in plaintiff dismissing case with prejudice on eve of client’s anti-SLAPP filing

• Defended employer against false allegations of racial and sexual harassment by former employee, resulting in total victory on summary judgment

• Drafted anti-SLAPP motion for a three-decade global music superstar to strike defamation claims from baseless lawsuit

• Successfully mediated copyright dispute between an architectural firm and an engineer with favorable result for client

• Successfully settled defamation dispute between a musician and a television producer with a resolution acceptable to all parties

Production Legal Counsel

• Served as production legal counsel to independent film shooting in Orlando and Miami, Florida, including securing a distribution deal for the film

• Legal counsel to an independent video producer specializing in for-hire production across a wide range of genres


• 10+ year general counsel relationship with healthcare comic book company focused on producing educational comics and interactive videos for hospitals and research institutions

• General counsel to independent production company providing advice and counsel across a wide range of issues including contracts, copyright, employment, and compliance with collective bargaining agreements

• General counsel to small business providing immigration-related services to multiple ethnic communities

Study & Practice


• The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors

• The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, M.A. in Security Policy Studies

• Northwestern University School of Speech, B.S. in Speech, Radio/TV/Film


•The State Bar of California

•The District of Columbia Bar

• The United States District Court for the Central District of California

• The United States District Court for the Northern District of California

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