Lavely & Singer P.C.

Martin D. Singer

Martin D. Singer, (Member) born Brooklyn, New York, April 25, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, California; 1978, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings (highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards for the past 30 years). AV Preeminent Rating is only awarded to select attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills and ethical standards by their peers.

Named "Entertainment Lawyer of the Year" 2012 by the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA).

Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha. Ranked in "Chambers USA" -- the leading individual ranking for "Media & Entertainment: Litigation" lawyers -- every year consecutively from 2017 back through 2008, including as featured in the profile listings of "Chambers USA 2011", "Chambers USA 2010" and "Chambers USA 2008" as #1, a "Star Individual" attorney (among the top three of all attorneys). Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers" is the most prestigious legal directory of U.S. lawyers and law firms published by Chambers & Partners. Voted "one of the Best Lawyers in America" for his work in the practice area of Entertainment Law, and has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in the exclusive selection for over 10 years, including again in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Named to Super Lawyers Magazine's lists of "Southern California Super Lawyers" every year consecutively from 2018 back through 2004, including in 2018 receiving the honor of being designated "Top 100" attorneys in Southern California. Named to the Daily Journal's lists of the "Top 100 Attorneys in California" every year consecutively from 2016 back through 2005. Named to The Hollywood Reporter, Esq's list of "Top 100 Power Lawyers". (Article available at Honored with inclusion in the Variety500 list of influential leaders in the entertainment industry, in 2019, 2018 and 2017 (one of only two litigators in Variety's 2019 index honoring the 500 most powerful people working in entertainment and media worldwide) (Variety500 2019 Profile) and List).

Education: City College of New York (B.A., 1974); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1977).

Articles: Author: “Regulation of Talent Agents,” 1983 Entertainment Publishing and the Arts Handbook.

Member: Beverly Hills, Century City and Los Angeles County Bar Associations; State Bar of California. Special Agencies: California Labor Commissioner. Member of the International Reputation Protection ("IRP") Collaborative Community, and distinguished invited speaker and sole U.S. attorney representative at the 2010 IRP Symposium in Madrid.

Practice Areas: Entertainment Litigation; Business Litigation; Right of Publicity and Privacy Law; Libel Law; Copyright Law.

Recent Profile/Article (excerpts): “Power Lawyers 2019: Top 100 Attorneys,” The Hollywood Reporter, Esq., March 2019; "Raging Bulls: When It's Time for the Gloves to Come Off, These Attack Dogs of L.A. Law Get the Call," by Ross Johnson, Los Angeles Magazine, May 2000.

"Court Appeal,"– "Marty Singer makes a career out of un-caging celebrity song-birds," LA Confidential Magazine, Summer 2003.

"Arnold’s Bouncer" – "Schwarzenegger’s long-time attorney ... Singer has gained a national reputation for representing actors and other talent ...," The American Lawyer Magazine, December 2003.

"Guard Dog to the Stars (Legally Speaking)," – "Martin Singer's law firm shields celebrities from all kinds of annoyance, and is now a mainstay of Hollywood...," by Michael Cieply, New York Times, May 21, 2011.

"GET ME MARTY SINGER," The bane of studio chiefs and tabloid editors, Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer is a rabid defender of stars in trouble ...,"Vanity Fair, Hollywood 2017 Edition".

Reported Cases: Grammer v. Artists Agency (9th Cir. 2002) 287 F.3d 886; Harris v. EMI Television Programs, 102 Cal.App.3d 214, 162 Cal.Rptr. 357 (1980); Page v. Something Weird Video, 908 F. Supp. 714 (C.D. Cal. 1995).


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