On July 13, 2020, William Briggs and Alex Weingarten were recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers. This prestigious list honors the most experienced and talented litigators in Los Angeles.
William Briggs is a trial lawyer and civil litigator with broad experience in the entertainment industry, representing some of the top talent in film, television, music, and sports. William has handled a number of high-profile matters within the entertainment industry over the last year. Most notably, in a groundbreaking ruling, a California Appellate Court affirmed the decision of a trial court to dismiss a lawsuit against actor and comedian Marlon Wayans alleging harassment and discrimination over a tweet comparing a movie extra to a cartoon character.
Alex Weingarten is the preeminent trial attorney specializing in the litigation of trust and estate disputes involving celebrities. With decades of experience in both entertainment and probate litigation, Alex has become one of the leading litigators in both fields and has been recognized for his skill as an advocate in the courtroom for celebrity clients. Clients look to him to handle "bet the company" cases, to protect their integrity during the very public litigation process, to provide a fresh approach, and to suggest novel and overlooked strategies. Recently he represented the adult children of musician Tom Petty in a dispute with their stepmother for control of his music catalogue.