Kinsella Holley Iser Kump Steinsapir LLP has been recognized by the prestigious ranking organization, Chambers, as one of the top media and entertainment litigation firms in the world. The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers employed at its head office in London.
Dale Kinsella was named as one of the top media and entertainment litigators, as well. In addition, the firm was recently nominated for the Chambers USA “Awards for Excellence.”
Below you will find excerpts from the upcoming Chambers USA guide:
Media & Entertainment – California
What the team is known for Identified as an experienced group of entertainment and IP litigators with expertise across a wide range of disputes. Represents studios and networks as well as talent such as artists and directors at trial and appellate level.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) “They are excellent at advising us, protecting us, and telling us when we are right and when we are wrong.”
“The firm goes out of its way to understand the reality that these high-profile individuals go through.”
Work highlights Acted on behalf of Starz Entertainment in a high-profile lawsuit filed against DISH Network concerning allegations that it breached an affiliation agreement between the two parties.
Defended Mattel against claims that it breached a licensing agreement when distributing the board game Outburst. Continues to represent Mattel at appellate level after achieving a defense verdict in the original trial.
Dale Kinsella is a highly regarded litigator whose vast experience in the entertainment field sees him handle high-profile disputes on behalf of clients such as Legendary Pictures, Sean Connery and Nicole Kidman. He draws praise for his trial capabilities, with sources noting that “he can cut you to pieces and you don’t know you’re bleeding.”
Significant clients The Estate of Michael Jackson, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Media Rights Corporation, Legendary Pictures, The Kardashians.