Copyright Defense Lawyers

From time to time I get requests from copyright infringement defense lawyers who ask if I would add a link to their site.  If you are an attorney wishing to add your name/firm to the list, please contact me.  Note: I reserve the right to add or remove these listings as I see fit.

I’m not making any recommendation to use these lawyers, firms, or to hire an attorney at all.  That should be your decision, as it is highly personal and a serious matter.  Understand that lawyers are not generally cheap, but that it may also be in your best interest.  Sometimes you get what you pay for. *** Note: I suggest you watch out for excessive fees – some attorneys could be running a settlement factory. ***

Also note that for innocent people, please consider asking a prospective attorney to write the Troll a “Non-Settlement” letter for you. As of 3 May 2017, the dismissal rate for these letters has been 100%  (That of course is NO guarantee it will stay 100% – but in my opinion, it is going to be highly successful for a long time)   Examples:  Clay Letter   Lynch Letter  Cashman Article

As many of the copyright defense attorneys now have more experience with these case, the fees for some have started to drop.  The Trolls and copyright owners have set their settlement fee schedule at a level they believe is under the cost you will pay a defense attorney – (screenshot).  One place to start for names of lawyers and firm for such matters is the EFF Subpoena Defense Resource page.


John A. Arsenault (CO)
Donelson Barry, LLC
8001 Arista Pl. Suite 400
Broomfield, CO 80021
Richard D. Allen, Esq. (NC, MD, DC)
101 W. Main St.
Durham, NC
(919) 886-5005 /
Jeffrey Antonelli (CO, IL, IN, OH, NJ, FL, WI, MI, MD, & DC)
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1875
Chicago, IL 60601
Brian Auerbach (PA)
100 W. Main Street, Suite 205
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 853-8260
Edward Bi (IL)
Chicago area
The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian
Alice M. Cabrera, Esq. (NH & Puerto Rico)
Solid Rep, Ltd.
Office (603) 715-2145
Robert Z. Cashman (TX)
8006 Albin Lane
Houston, TX 77071
Office: (713) 364-FIRM [3476]
Shirin Chahal (C0)
Pahara Law, LLC
1942 Broadway, Suite 314
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Ph: (720) 907-1554
Fax: (720) 907-1558
Blair B. Chintella (GA)
Law Firm of Blair B. Chintella
Decatur, GA 30032
Cynthia Conlin, P.A. (FL)
1643 Hillcrest Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Samir Dahman (OH and MI)
Dahman Law, LLC
(OH) – Two Miranova Place, Suite 500
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 636-1250
(MI) – 2723 South State Street, Suite 150
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 707-1882
John Deckers Law (DE)
John P. Deckers, P.A.
800 N. King Street, Suite 303
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-9850
Lisa Dunner, Esq. (DC & IL)
Dunner Law PLLC
3243 P Street, NW
Washington DC, 20007
Office: (202) 298-6002
John Do Giacomo (MI, IL, IN, & TX)
227 Lake Ave
Traverse City, MI 49684
Office: 231-714-0100
Eric C. Grimm (MI, DC, inactive in TX)
Eric C. Grimm, PLLC
P.O. Box 41
Muskegon, MI 49443-0041
(734) 717-4900
Paul Godfread (MN)
100 South Fifth Street, Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Skype: paulgodfread
Kaci Holguin, The Russel Firm (IL, CO)
233 South Wacker Drive – 84th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 994-2424
Elizabeth Janovic, Esq. (MI)
Wilson P. Tanner III, PLC
117 N. First Street
Suite 104
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Brian H. Jean, Esq. (MI)
Attorney at Law
822 Washington Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708
Scott Kane (IL)
2536 N. Sawyer Ave, #204
Chicago, IL 60647
Ryan E. Long (CA & NY)
Los Angeles, San Francisco, & New York
10211 Wincopin Circle, Suite 600
Columbia, MD 21044
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. (IL & UT)
Principal and Attorney
blog.muddlaw.comMAIN OFFICE – 3114 West Irving Park Road, Suite 1W
Chicago, Illinois 60618
(773) 588-5410
Russel Smith (NY)
One Park Place, Suite 300
Peekskill, NY
(914) 737-7001
Lalchandani Simon PL (FL)
990 Biscayne Blvd., Office 503
Miami, FL 33139
(305) 999-5291
Michael J. Laszlo, Attorney (CO, WA)
2595 Canyon Blvd. Suite 210
Boulder, CO 80302
303.926.0410 (firm)
Carolyn S. Lindvig, Esq. (CO)
Godin & Baity, LLC
621 17th Street, Suite 1900
Denver, Colorado  80293
(303) 572-3100 
J. Cristopher Lynch (WA)
Lee & Hayes PLLC, Intellectual Property Law
601 West Riverside, Suite 1400, Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 944-4792
Billy Joe Mills, Esq. (IL)
858 W. Armitage Ave., Suite 101
Chicago, IL  60614
(847) 207-9064
Edward R. Molari (MA)
185 Devonshire St., Suite 302
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 942-1532
David W. Nelmark (IA)
666 Walnut Street, Suite 2000

Des Moines, Iowa 50309-3989

Direct Dial: (515) 283-4671
Nouveau Law LLC (CO)
Christina Saunders, Attorney at Law
216 16th Street, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 204-5671
Paul Overhauser (IN) – Overhauser Law Offices, LLC
740 W. Green Meadows Dr., Suite 300
Greenfield, IN  46140
(317) 467-9100
Gabriel J. Quearry (IN)
386 Meridian Parke Lane, Suite A
Greenwood, Indiana 46142
Morgan E. Pietz (CA)
3770 Highland Ave., Ste. 206
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 424-5557
Erin Russel, The Russel Firm (IL, GA, WI)
233 South Wacker Drive – 84th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 994-2424
Nicholas Ranallo, Attorney at Law (CA, NY, & WA)
2443 Fillmore Street, #380-7508
San Francisco, CA 94115
(831) 607-9229
John A Santor (NY)
29 Broadway
Lynbrook, NY 11563
(561) 509-2367
Jonathan LA Phillips (IL, IN, MO)
456 Fulton St., Ste. 255
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 494-6155
Aman Sharma (DE, NJ)
Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C.
401 Route 70 East Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: 856-429-5507
The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC (IL)
1755 Park Street, Suite # 200
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Phone: (630) 318-2606
Christina E. Saunders (CO)
Sparkman Foote Minor LLP
1616 17th Street, Ste. 370
Denver, CO 80202
Tel. 303.396.0270
Fax 303.628.5468
Graham W. Syfert, Esq., P.A. (FL)
1529 Margaret Street, Ste 2
Jacksonville, FL 322043
Jason Sweet
Booth Sweet LLP (MA)
32R Essex Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 250-8619
Matthew Sean Tucker, Esq. (FL & DC)
Tucker IP, (Malibu Media Page)
2515 Marina Bay Drive West, No. 202
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Toll-Free: 1-844-4-TUCKER or Main: 954-204-0444
Steven C. Vondran, P.C. (CA &AZ)
The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran
One Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone (877) 276-5084
Brandon Wiebe (CA)
Gagnier Margossian LLP
224 Townsend Street
San Francisco, California 94107
Whitaker Law Group (WA)
1218 Third Avenue, Suite 1809
Seattle, WA 98101
William R. Wohlsifer, PA (FL & DC)
1100 East Park Ave., Ste B
Tallahassee FL 32301

132 Responses to Copyright Defense Lawyers

  1. dishwashers for bob says:

    any attorneys in MD who defend these?

  2. WhyUTroll says:

    Additional list of lawyers who handle subpoena defense is available at

  3. Joe Swanson says:

    Jonathon Phillips is great. I highly recommend him.

  4. DTD:

    Our firm would very much appreciate being added to your list of defense lawyers for Pennsylvania. As the Eastern District of Pennsylvania remains in the top-five districts for these copyright lawsuits, our firm is seeing more and more clients come in after receiving subpoenas. We would like to add our voices to the chorus of opposition against these practices.

    Thank you very much.

    Brian Auerbach (PA)
    100 W. Main Street, Suite 205
    Lansdale, PA 19446

    • DieTrollDie says:

      Ok. I should have it added in a few hours.

      DTD 🙂

      • Brian says:

        Hi DTD,

        Thanks for all the wonderful work. Unfortunately, I’m moving to a new firm, so I will be unable to continue to take these cases. If you could remove my name from your list and this comment thread, I’d appreciate it. If circumstances change, I’ll be sure to send you my new info to keep helping fight the good fight.


  5. John Deckers says:

    would you kindly add my name to your list of defense lawyers. Although I am listed on the EFF website, I suspect that many informed researchers will find this fantastic resource. Delaware has seen four mass filings and I was involved in three. Following initial motion practice, those cases have been dismissed. Thank you for your kind consideration.

    John Deckers (DE)
    John P. Deckers, P.A.
    800 N. King Street, Suite 303
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    (302) 656-9850

  6. Gen says:

    Just wanted to thank you for having Antonelli Law mentioned on your web site! They are the best Law firm for Copyright Infringement, Litigation, Education, Intellectual Property in Illinois!
    100 N La Salle Street Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602
    I have found that Attorney Jeff J. Antonelli’s firm and his colleagues such as Amelia Niemi’s integrity, professionalism and expertise to be exceptional.They kept me informed with every step and I felt from the start I was in very good hands. My case was dealt with promptly, accurately and was closed, to my 100% satisfaction! Would recommend without reservation.
    Thank You and God Bless

  7. thisweekmalibu says:

    For the Colorado Lawyers, what do you all suggest? I just received my letter like 2 days ago for a request to release my info from Comcast. Is it even worth having a lawyer or should I just bury my head in the sand approach? ANy suggestion or tips would greatly be appreciated. Also this Malibu Media guys are getting pretty aggresive with each new filing it seems? I would be interested in knowing the percentage of drop/sucess/settlement ratio if anyone has a ballpack figure for Malibu Media.

    Thanks in Advance

  8. abelincoln62 says:

    Konrad Sherinian is a first rate lawyer for defense if you are being mugged by one of these so called film copyright law firms. He is a gentleman and will keep the vermin at bay.

  9. abelincoln62 says:

    Konrad Sherinian is a gentleman and a first rate lawyer who has dealt with these vermin on hundreds of cases. If you want peace of mind and a painless experience (aside from the legal fees) getting your self out of the clutches of these amoral scum I highly recommend him.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Will you please add me to your list of attorneys who handle these cases? I defended one person against Malibu Media, and the case settled. If my client had been willing to take it further, I believe we could have been quite successful.

    Elizabeth Janovic, Esq.
    Wilson P. Tanner III, PLC
    117 N. First Street
    Suite 104
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    734-997-0000 (phone)
    734-997-0003 (fax)

  11. Hi, I am an intellectual property attorney in South Florida. Can you kindly add my firm to your list of attorneys that handles these copyright defense cases? Thank you.

    Matthew Sean Tucker, Esq. (FL & DC)
    Tucker IP
    2515 Marina Bay Drive West, No. 202
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    Toll-Free: 1-844-4-TUCKER or Main: 954-204-0444

  12. letsbeatthis says:

    anyone in the pasadena,ca area

  13. chris says:

    any lawyer free or pro bono?

    • L. Clay says:

      I handle cases at no cost or very little cost. Anyone who tells you they want more than a few hundred dollars to settle your case is asking too much, in my humble opinion.
      website is

  14. copyright troll victim says:

    I started a blog, was clueless about copyright laws, and posted a couple of pictures that I grabbed from the internet. Even though I took the pictures down immediately, and doubt anyone even saw them, these scums each want $1000. Their letters look legit. One supposedly dropped the lawsuit, but the case still shows up in a google search for my business name.
    Any affordable attorney out there in my town?

  15. Copyright Troll Victim, what town and state are you in? I represent clients in similar situations in Florida and in D.C.

  16. rome23 says:

    I represent clients in Michigan. Just let me know.

  17. Russell says:

    With copyright trolls once again firing up the shake down machine in the Southern
    District of New York could you be so kind as to add my info to your list of defense attorneys. My info is :
    Law Office of Russell Smith
    One Park Place, Suite 300
    Peekskill, NY
    (914) 737-7001

  18. DoeNotKnow says:

    Looking for a copy right lawyer in Oregon that has experience dealing with Crowell Law who represents the Dallas Buyers Club. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks.

  19. I represent copyright defendants in Ohio and New Jersey.

    Currently I also have a case in Oregon, with Troll Crowell, but I’m only admitted PHV in Killer Joe Nevada v. Doe, No. 6:15-cv-495. Coincidentally, we got a very favorable decision yesterday by Magistrate Judge Janice Stewart: Last month Troll Crowell filed a motion for order to show cause, asking the court to strike my appearance and defendant’s motion to proceed anonymously, because I refused to meet for the F.R.C.P. 26 conference immediately after accepting service of the amended complaint. Yesterday Crowell’s motion was DENIED.

    Joseph A. Bahgat (NJ & OH)
    Bahgat & Bahgat
    338 S. High St.
    Columbus OH 43215

  20. jeffrey828ja9260 says:

    DTD, would you please update our address? We moved last May to 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1875, Chicago, IL 60601

    PS There is a new troll Fathers and Daughters Nevada

  21. RAA says:

    Need a lawyer in Nevada. Got a summons for civil action US District Court

  22. doe says:

    No I was served a summons for a civil action in US District Court. I have emailed the document to you. Thanks

  23. John doe says:

    Do you know of any that are good and located in the Las vegas/nevada area?

  24. John Doe 2 says:

    Looking for one located in Las Vegas Nevada area as well. I was sent a $4900 demand letter which has now increased to $6000 from Rainey Legal Group and would be interested in a free consult and to hear what my options are.

    • jd says:

      Did you ever figure anything out? I’m in the same case.

      • Doe says:

        I have spoken to a general practice attorney but haven’t figured much out. Did you find an attorney who is familiar with these cases or been able to make much headway?

  25. JDoe says:

    I’m looking for a lawyer in Las Vegas, NV for a case from Chaz Rainey for London Has Fallen.

    • Kerry Kleiman says:

      If you still need assistance, I would be happy to help you. My firm and I are committed to defending Nevada’s troll victims (for better or worse, Chaz Rainey already hates me and recently told the court that I think all BitTorrent plaintiff’s are evil).

      My contact information is:
      Kerry E. Kleiman, Esq.
      Reid Rubinstein & Bogatz
      300 S. 4th St., Suite 830
      Las Vegas, NV 89101
      Phone: 702-685-4313

  26. Hi thank you for your tremendous resource! My firm helps copyright troll defendants in California and Arizona. We would be honored to have a link on y0our page with my other colleagues.

    The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.
    One Sansome Street, Suite 3500
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Phone (877) 276-5084

    Steve Vondran, Esq.

  27. Mike Matesky says:

    Would you kindly add my firm to the list of those providing copyright defense services in Washington? I though I was on the list years ago, but perhaps not. Thanks!

    Mike Matesky
    Matesky Law PLLC
    1001 4th Ave., Suite 3200
    Seattle, WA 98154

  28. Doe (don't use real name) says:

    Need a Copyright lawyer for Colorado! I.T Productions, LLC wants an $8000 settlement. Help please!

  29. DTD would you kindly add me to Colorado? I’ve been admitted to the CO District Court for some time now.

    Jeffrey Antonelli

  30. Utah's finest says:

    any UT-based lawyers willing to piggy-back on the Lee and Hayes firm’s strategy of attacking the many “Danial xxxx” witnesses? I’d like to fight back and it seems like most lawyers on here just want to settle for a nominal fee.

  31. sb says:

    I’ve been trying to find a Lee and Hayes type lawyer but every lawyer is expensive and just wants to settle. Unfortunately they aren’t in my area.

  32. Anyone else here been approached by Kercsmar and Feltus in Arizona over the alleged download of Cook Production’s Mr Church? What person with debts and ZERO income/assets do besides file for bankruptcy or jump off a bridge if these trolls win a judgement? I don’t know that I can even afford an attorney much less any settlement (they want $7,500 by April 18th, 2017)…

  33. Kerry Kleiman says:

    I would be honored to be listed as a defense attorney in Nevada. Troll attorney Chaz Rainey has been filing more and more suits here, and my firm and I are committed to defending people caught up in this scheme.

    Kerry E. Kleiman, Esq.
    Reid Rubinstein & Bogatz
    300 S. 4th St., Suite 830
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    Phone: 702-685-4313

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