We Protect Your Rights

Our firm advocates for celebrities, actors, musicians, models, authors, athletes, and other talent in the entertainment industry when those in control seek to abuse their power.


Decades of handling entertainment  disputes has given Johnson and Johnson  unparalleled insight into not only how contracts are put together, but how they fall apart. Our attorneys bring a keen litigation mindset into the contractual drafting and negotiation process, protecting our clients' rights like no other firm.


Unmatched Expertise To Protect Your Career And Rights

"If you face a dispute, your livelihood is threatened. At Johnson and Johnson, LLP, our priority is protecting your rights and your career. We thoroughly evaluate all circumstances to determine the best action to take against powerful individuals or firms trying to abuse your trust. We have the knowledge and resources to go up against even the most formidable opponents.


A Dedicated and Experienced Team

Our lawyers are devoted to resolving litigation efficiently and achieving excellence in every aspect of our practice.  We are committed to creating and maintaining a solid relationship with each of our clients, as we help you navigate legal concerns including:

  • Business and entertainment contract disputes
  • Recovering unpaid profit participation and royalties
  • Right of likeness/publicity cases
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Defamation, libel, and slander 

 We also represent clients in class action lawsuits. We are strong litigators who can confidently represent you in court or find a favorable resolution through strategic negotiation.


Contact Us To Secure Trusted Counsel

At Johnson & Johnson, LLP, we believe that your voice deserves to be heard. Call us at 310-975-1080 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation at our Beverly Hills office. Our attorneys will gladly meet with you to discuss your case. Once we understand the situation, we will thoroughly explore all your options and advise you on the best resolution strategy.

Large corporations have their own legal teams at the ready; you deserve strong legal counsel as well. 


Decades Of Experience To Combat Your Legal Concerns

California’s entertainment industry is difficult to work in, as many individuals and entities place their own profits ahead of their the best interests of their partners and employees. At Johnson & Johnson, our legal team serves as experienced advocates for actors, writers, musicians, producers, directors, athletes, and other creatives who require legal protection.

We ensure that you are treated and compensated fairly, your privacy is protected, and your rights are upheld. Our team has decades of experience working in entertainment law and business litigation. We have the in-depth knowledge and resources you need when legal issues threaten your career and personal well-being.

Click on the links below to learn more about the individual members of our team:

  • Douglas L. Johnson (Partner)
  • Neville L. Johnson (Partner)
  • Arun Dayalan
  • Ronald P. Funnell
  • Jordan A. Gonzales
  • Daniel B. Lifschitz
  • Robert Paredes
  • James T. Ryan (Of Counsel)
  • Jordanna G. Thigpen (Licensed in CA, NY, and DC

Partner With A Firm With Proven Results

At Johnson & Johnson, we can take on the most powerful players in the entertainment industry and obtain the results that our clients deserve. Our attorneys have secured numerous multi-million dollar trial verdicts, arbitration awards, and settlement agreements, using our extensive courtroom experience to hone in on opponents’ weaknesses. We have represented many clients in civil jury trials and bench trials, but can also arbitrate or mediate your case if litigation is determined to not be the best resolution strategy. We tailor our approach to your unique situation.


Recognized As Thought Leaders In The Entertainment Industry

Firm partners Douglas L. Johnson and Neville L. Johnson are widely recognized for their in-depth industry knowledge. Both attorneys have served as adjunct professors at Southwestern School of Law since 2012, teaching aspiring lawyers about entertainment and media litigation. Additionally, both partners regularly speak on panels discussing topics such as privacy, net profits, and rights of publicity, having also published many articles on these and other topics.

Accomplished Attorneys With A Record Of Success

We are dedicated to securing the best possible results for our clients a in an honest, ethical manner. Our values have led to significant accomplishments within the legal community, including:

  • Neville Johnson – named one of the Top 100 Power Lawyers by the Hollywood Reporter 2008-2018, selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2006-2008, 2015-2019
  • Douglas Johnson – selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2017-2019, Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2006-2013
  • Jordanna Thigpen – selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2016-2019
  • Arun Dayalan – selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2015
  • Ronald Funnell – selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2006-2007
  • Daniel Lifschitz – selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2015-2017

Peer support is required for inclusion in Super Lawyers, and our repeated nominations demonstrate that other California attorneys respect what we do at Johnson & Johnson.

Contact Us To Learn How We Can Help

The legal process can be overwhelming, especially when you are concerned about your career, privacy, and financial security. Our capable team can carefully evaluate your case and protect your rights. We always aim to secure the most favorable outcome possible given your circumstances.

Call Johnson & Johnson at 310-975-1080 or contact us online to schedule an initial case consultation at our office in Beverly Hills.