Joseph R.

Entertainment & Media



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Joseph R. Taylor

Entertainment & Media Litigation


Joseph R. Taylor is a trial lawyer and advocate.  He has tried a myriad of cases and litigated to resolution hundreds more involving entertainment, media, content, intellectual property, advertising and endorsement, and hospitality and gaming over the past three decades.  Joe’s clients have included virtually every kind of company and player in the entertainment industry whether from America or other parts of the world. He often represents entertainment industry clients in matters against the six major American studios and their networks.

High-profile individuals and companies in numerous other industries and endeavors (including major consumer technology, sports, real estate, restaurant, insurance brokerage, and Internet companies) also turn to Joe for driven and detail-oriented advocacy in a wide range of disputes and administrative proceedings. 

Joe’s practice has included matters in California state and federal courts, federal courts in other American jurisdictions (including the Southern District of New York and the Federal Appellate Circuit), the Writers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the IFTA Arbitration Tribunal, other arbitration tribunals such as the American Arbitration Association and JAMS, the California Department of Industrial Relations, and other law enforcement agencies of the State of California.


University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D.)

University of Michigan (A.B.)

  • The Best Lawyers in America© 
    • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television (2017-2018)
  • Chambers USA, Media & Entertainment: Litigation (2009-2017)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers (2005-2017)


Joe Taylor Chambers Ranked


Professional Activities

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Advisory Board member of UCLA School of Law Entertainment