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MIAMI (October 2, 2023) -  AXS LAW Group is is capitalizing on its recent successes—including two high profile federal jury trial victories (a $63.5 million First Amendment verdict and a $8.5 million trademark infringment verdict) and twice winning the Daily Business Review’s Best Commercial Litigation department—by launching AXS LAW Group Los Angeles with four trial lawyers accomplished in intellectual property, entertainment, real estate, employment and consumer class actions.


AXS LAW’s new LA office will be led by James Kawahito and Geoffrey Stover. Kawahito, a Yale University graduate, played four years of professional basketball in Japan before returning to the United States to attend UCLA Law School, and has since obtained more than $60 million in consumer class action settlements, and is fresh off the heels of winning a $4.3 million personal injury jury verdict. Stover has accumulated a wealth of trial experience, including representing Fortune 100 companies at a premier global law firm, and has recently won substantial verdicts for a prominent contemporary art museum enforcing its option to purchase its property as well as a healthcare company accused of breaching agreement with an executive to pay millions in bonuses and damages.  


They are joined by Brian Tinkman who represents 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, and Andrea Loveless is a civil rights lawyer who was awarded the prestigious George N. Lindsey Fellowship at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and has litigated civil rights cases at the highest level, co-authoring several briefs filed with the United States Supreme Court.


About AXS LAW Group: We created AXS LAW with a view to disrupting the traditional law model to better address the needs of the modern business law consumer. In service of that objective, we encourage our attorneys to pursue entrepreneurship opportunities which, in turn, gives us the perspective and the “guts” to help our clients navigate risk, rather than avoid it at all costs. And, unlike most law firms, we have personality. We are not tethered to our chairs and desks; we are continually forging new relationships in the business and the wider community. For more information about our firm, including its philanthropic arm, AXS ART, which supports the local South Florida arts community through programs, events and legal representation, please visit

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