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Johnson & Johnson LLP, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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James T. Ryan

Johnson & Johnson, LLP

Neville L. Johnson, Founding Partner
Douglas L. Johnson, Founding Partner
Lan P. Vu, Associate
Mathias D. Maciejewski, Associate
Erin L. Pfaff, Associate
James T. Ryan, Of Counsel

439 N. Canon Drive, Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 975-1080

James T. Ryan

Practice Areas       

Johnson & Johnson, LLP has garnered extensive experience in the following areas: 

Entertainment Litigation

The firm’s lawyers are well known for handling numerous high profile and wide-reaching entertainment matters. We have represented actors, producers, directors, screenwriters, authors, personal managers, production companies, musicians, composers, publishers, and independent record companies. 

Complex Business Litigation/Class Action Litigation

We represent companies and individuals in complex business litigation. Representative matters include: partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, actions for breach of contract, unfair competition, and consumer class actions. 

Intellectual Property Litigation

The lawyers at the firm specialize in copyright law, idea protection law, trade secret law, trademark law, domain name disputes, and cybersquatting litigation.

Defamation, Media, and First Amendment Law  

Rights of Privacy and Publicity


James T. Ryan is of Counsel at Johnson & Johnson, LLP. He specializes in entertainment, class action, and complex business litigation matters. Mr. Ryan is an honors graduate from Indiana University-Bloomington where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Speech Communications and Journalism in 1997. He then received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2000. Some of his significant litigations include:
  • Handled numerous large-scale litigations, including copyright, breach of contract, and class actions for unfair business practices, including extensive experience in the fields of invasion of privacy, defamation, and business litigation.
  • Second chaired five trials, including one jury trial in 2004 that resulted in an award for nearly $15 million in a business fraud case.
  • Contributed to and authored over 20 appellate briefs to the California Court of Appeals and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Argued three times before the California Court of Appeals.


  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Litigation Section of the American Bar Association

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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