Wolpert speaks on Ethics Panel

Dorothy Wolpert is a founding member of the firm.

Her practice includes trial experience in copyright infringement, legal malpractice (as both plaintiff and defendant), probate matters, post-acquisition disputes, entertainment cases, and several precedential cases related to the construction of the Los Angeles subway.

She has argued in the Supreme Court of the State of California and before all the U.S. district courts in the state, as well as the Ninth Circuit.

Dorothy has served as a judge pro tem, mediator and arbitrator in the Los Angeles Superior Court, and has arbitrated fee disputes for the LACBA.

Representative Cases

  • Represented a national law firm in a malpractice claim. Successfully defended the claim and obtained a jury verdict of over $1 million in fees.

  • Represented numerous major studios in piracy cases and secured damages and injunctions.

  • Represented public company in post-acquisition dispute and obtained $20 million plus settlement.

  • Defended major film maker against copyright infringement claim.

  • Represented prominent family in lengthy probate proceedings including six successful appeals.

Affiliations

  • Inner City Law Center, Past President and Member, Board of Directors, 1999-present
  • UCLA Law School Alumni Board
  • Fountain Theatre, Board of Directors
  • Court appointed Counsel in Juvenile Court
  • Founding Member, Los Angeles Library Association

12 Bird Marella Attorneys Selected to 2017 Best Lawyers in America®

12 Bird Marella principals have been recognized and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of the Best Lawyers in America.  Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly 5 million votes on the legal abilities of ...

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Dorothy Wolpert Selected as Mock Trial Attorney of the Year by Constitutional Rights Foundation

Bird Marella principal Dorothy Wolpert has been selected by the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) as the 2015 Mock Trial Attorney of the Year – Private Sector. Mrs. Wolpert will be honored at CRF’s Justice James A. Cobey Reception on Thursday, September 24 at 4:30 pm at the Bonaventure Brewing ...

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Ten Bird Marella Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

Bird Marella principals Terry Bird, Joel Boxer, Paul Chan, Mark Drooks, Gary Lincenberg, Vincent Marella, Jeremy Matz, Bonita Moore, Ronald Nessim, and Dorothy Wolpert have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in ...

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Bird Marella Named One of California’s Top Ranked Law Firms by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®

LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® has selected Bird Marella as one of California’s Top Ranked Law Firms for 2015.  “Top Ranked Law Firms” are firms where at least one out of five attorneys achieve the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating. This rating indicates the rated lawyer has been deemed by his or her peers to ...

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Bird Marella Named One of California’s Top Ranked Law Firms by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®

LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® has elected Bird Marella as one of California’s Top Ranked Law Firms for 2014.  “Top Ranked Law Firms” are firms where at least one out of five attorneys achieve the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating. This rating indicates the rated lawyer has been deemed by his or her peers to ...

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Dorothy Wolpert Co-Chairs major fundraiser for Inner City Law Center

Bird Marella founding Partner Dorothy Wolpert recently Co-Chaired the Annual Luncheon of the Inner City Law Center raising over $500,000 to assist in representing homeless veterans and tenants in slum housing  (June 2013).

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Wolpert appointed to UCLA Law Board

Dorothy Wolpert was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the UCLA Law Alumni Association for 2012 - 2013

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Wolpert speaks on Ethics Panel

Dorothy Wolpert participated on a UCLA Law School panel addressing the topic "Ethical Standards for Lawyers in Mediation" (January 2013).

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Published Cases

  • DeCamp v. First Kensington Corp., 83 Cal. App. 3d 268 (1978)
  • Seiler v. Lucasfilm, 808 F.2d 1316 (9th Cir. 1986)
  • Southern California Rapid Transit Dist. v. Bolen, 1 Cal. 4th 654 (1992)

Other Publications

  • Contributing Author: ” California Trial Objections,” Second Edition, C.E.B., 1984
  • Guarding the Home Front, Daily Journal Supplement, 12-4-2006