Brian Tinkham

Los Angeles



Brian Tinkham is a litigator with a focus on business, intellectual property (copyright, trademark, and trade secret disputes), and entertainment disputes. He also provides general counseling services.

Brian has represented Fortune 100 companies, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, start-up companies, high-net-worth individuals, and entertainment industry talent in actions in actions involving breach of contract, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, right of publicity/privacy, accounting (royalty and profit participation), defamation, class actions, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, employment issues, and other claims. He has also gone up against Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies on behalf of his clients.

Experienced in every phase of litigation through trial. Brian will seek to understand all of the facts relevant to his client’s case, identify the strengths of the case, and strategically develop his client’s factual and legal arguments. He has gone to trial and/or arbitration on numerous occasions. He has also appeared in international arbitration involving cross-border disputes. However, when applicable, Brian has also assisted his clients in resolving their claims in pre-litigation. Brian was selected as a Rising Star Super Lawyer in business litigation by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015.


  • Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Hastings College
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: With Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • California

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Published Works


  • Rising Star Super Lawyer in Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, 2014 and 2015

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Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Intellectual Property (copyright, trademark, and trade secret disputes)
  • Entertainment Disputes

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