The 10 Best Celebrity Lawyers in Hollywood

If you’re wondering whose representing who in Hollywood, this list is the best place to find out their names! Keep on reading to find out the big names behind ‘Moonlight’, Bill O’REailly’s downfall, and pretty much anything that matters in Hollywood today.


Whether its an extortion, a nine-figure deal with a Chinese media company, or a messy divorce, it has been a very busy year in Hollywood’s power attorney’s lives. The men and women in the following list have handled a variety of cases including complex corporate mergers, and simple talent contracts. But what all of these lawyers have in common is that they love working for the entertainment industry.

Each of these lawyers has played an important role in keeping Hollywood moving ahead. Best of all, the firms of these lawyers accept LegalZoom referral code so that you can too have a slice of the pie.


Now with further ado, we present you the 10 best celebrity lawyers in Hollywood. Make sure to take a seat and bring your favorite soda and popcorn with you while the list lasts.


Iddo Arad

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Alma mater Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


New York-based Iddo Arad has been representing A24 since the very beginning and in 2016 he helped in negotiating the film studios deal with Plan B to make Moonlight, which won the best picture award. Arad also actively represents the makers of May 2 documentary which is based on Julian Assange and took more than six years to finish.


Daniel Black

Greenberg Traurig

Alma mater George Washington University Law School


Daniel Black clients include iHeartRadio, Conde Nast Entertainment, and BBC America. He specializes in putting traditional media into the digital media industry. The Guardian in the past enlisted him to negotiate with Vice in order to bring their print stories to newer platforms. He has also helped Pokemon regain its popularity through the famous Pokemon Go video game.


Christopher Brearton

Latham & Watkins

Alma mater University of Virginia School of Law


Christopher Brearton helped Anthony and Joe Ruso start their multimillion-dollar venture with Huayi Bros in China in order to produce very high budget films for the global audience. He has also helped many media clients make various digital purchases. This includes Participant Media’s takeover of SoulPancake. He even helped AMC Network’s purchase of a stake in Funny or Die.


Harold Brown

Gang Tyre Ramer & Brown

Alma mater UC Berkeley School of Law


Harold Brown rarely finds time thanks to his big-time client Dwayne Johnson, The Rock. The man doesn’t need an introduction and maybe that is why Harold is so popular. He has also represented Stephen King and Michael Mann in the past.


Joseph Calabrese

Latham & Watkins

Alma mater Cornell Law School


Calabrese is widely known for being one of the best Hollywood-Asia dealmakers. He led the team behind Legendary Entertainments $3.5 billion acquisition by Dalian Wanda Group of China. He has also helped Warner Bros in the acquisition of Drama fever, a streaming service that exclusively features Korean content. He now works with the International Olympic Committee which is currently developing its TV-Platform.


Lisa Callif

Donaldson & Callif

Southwestern Law School


Making a documentary? If you want to make sure your subjects don’t sue you, make sure to give Lindsay Conner a call. The Sundance Festival in 2018 featured almost twelve films by the clients her firm has. These include Ingrid Goes West, Single White Female, and more. At one point, Instagram did not give permission to use its logo in a film, she wrote to them and said that how can you make a movie without using social media. She got the company to allow to use the logo.


Robert Darwell

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Alma mater Georgetown Law


Darwell is mostly spending his time these days with television projects including the Sharp Object by HBO. He even did deejaying recently and played multiple sets during the Zurich Film Festival.


Scott Edelman

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Alma mater UC Berkeley School of Law


Edelman is known for leading the team behind Discovery Communications in its legal battle against LMNO Studios over Little Couple and three other series. Both sides are alleging fraud. He also currently represents Dr. Luke’s label, the Kemosabe Records.


Craig Emanuel

Loeb & Loeb

Alma mater Monash University Law


Craig currently represents Ryan Murphy’s TV Empire which is behind shows like the American Horror Story, Feud, and American Crime Stories.


Matthew Erramouspe

O’Melveny & Myers

Alma mater UCLA School of Law


Matthew has helped Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant with its newly earned relationship with Hollywood. He helped the two sign a long-term partnership by connecting Alibaba to Amblin Partners. The deal which was made in October last year will see the e-commerce giant taking a minority stake with an intention of teaming on co-productions.

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