Pfeiffer, Jon

233 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 900Santa Monica, CA 90401

Updated: 07/11/2017


Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica, California. He has successfully tried over sixty-five cases to conclusion before juries, arbitrators and judges. Mr. Pfeiffer specializes in high stakes, "bet the company" entertainment, business and copyright litigation.

Prior to forming the boutique entertainment law firm of Pfeiffer Law Corp he was the founding and managing partner of Pfeiffer FitzGibbon & Ziontz LLP, and before...


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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment Law
  • Business and Copyright Litigation

Representative Cases

  • The “Happy Days” lawsuit – Williams v. CBS
  • G. Gordon Liddy v. Capital Gold Group
  • Lions Gate v. The Daisy Entertainment


Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1983
  • Nebraska, 1984
  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Board of Trustees)
  • State Bar Conference of Delegates (Delegate)
  • Santa Monica Bar Association (President)
  • Santa Monica Bar Association (Entertainment Law Section, Chair)


  • Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award, Pepperdine University

Classes and Seminars

  • Media Law (COM 570), Adjunct Professor, Seaver College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, USA

Past Positions

  • Pfeiffer Law Corp, Founder
  • Pfeiffer FitzGibbon & Ziontz LLP, Founding and Managing Partner
  • Bryan Cave LLP, Santa Monica, CA, USA, Partner
  • Los Angeles County Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tempore


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1983
    Juris Doctorate
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1980
    Honors: With Distinction
    Honors: Mortar Board
    Major: Business Administration

Office Information


233 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 900Santa Monica, CA 90401


  • 816-531-3322


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