Leopold, Petrich & Smith Legal Team Joins Ballard Spahr

Two nationally renowned Media and Entertainment Law practices have joined forces to create a powerhouse team with an expanded presence in Los Angeles.

Ballard Spahr was named 2019 Law Firm of the Year for Media Law and Copyright Law by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. It also serves clients in business and transactions, finance, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate, with lawyers in 15 offices around the country.

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General Litigation

Our attorneys have represented individuals and organizations in a broad variety of disputes before federal and state courts and in alternative dispute resolution.

The firm’s litigators have tried dozens of civil lawsuits in California and other states, and in federal jurisdictions nationwide.  The firm’s substantial appellate experience includes argument before the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court, the appellate and highest courts of other states, the Federal Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

The firm’s attorneys have litigated contract, tort, and regulatory matters in areas including breach of contract, breach of confidence, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, environmental law, immigration, tax, patent infringement, trade secrets, personal injury, indemnity, insurance coverage, and other fields.