McCathern Mourns the Passing of Former L.A. Attorney Kathleen Braden
August 17, 2023  | By McCathern Law

McCathern is saddened by the recent passing of Kathleen “Kathy” Braden, an outstanding attorney who spent valuable time at the firm with our Los Angeles office before she retired. Kathleen was an Of Counsel attorney with the law firm Braden, Hinchcliffe & Hawley, LLP when it merged with McCathern in…Read More

Client Resources: Writer’s Guild of America Strike Rules and FAQ
April 28, 2023  | By McCathern Law

The McCathern Media & Entertainment practice, led by Partner Adam Mehr, represents clients in the entertainment industry who could soon be affected by a possible strike by the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA). The WGA Negotiating Committee is bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) with…Read More

Evan Selik and Christine Zaouk Earn Victory in Class Action Case
March 21, 2023  | By Matthew Kellogg

McCathern Los Angeles attorneys Evan Selik and Christine Zaouk recently won a significant victory for their 790 clients who are former and current employees of employees of a box manufacturing company. This was a result of a prolonged legal battle over wage and hour violations. The company had shorted these…Read More

Attorney Brandon N. Paine Joins McCathern Los Angeles Office
February 1, 2023  | By Matthew Kellogg

McCathern is excited to announce that attorney Brandon N. Paine has joined its Los Angeles office. Brandon is a valuable addition to the firm’s Media & Entertainment Law practice, as he brings with him substantial media industry experience and a passion for his clients and seeing their creative projects succeed….Read More

Partner Kelli Hawley Retires After Decades of Legal Counsel and Leadership
January 27, 2023  | By Matthew Kellogg

Partner Kelli G. Hawley is retiring from the day-to-day practice of law after nearly four decades of counsel. Kelli most recently served as the Managing Partner of McCathern’s Los Angeles office. She will continue as an Of Counsel attorney at the firm, assisting her current clients as needed. Kelli was…Read More

Kelli Hawley to Speak at DRI Construction Law Seminar
December 21, 2021  | By Matthew Kellogg

McCathern Los Angeles Partner Kelli Hawley will be speaking at the 2022 DRI (Defense Research Institute) Construction Law Seminar coming up in Austin, Texas on January 26-28, 2022. The 2022 event will be the DRI’s first in-person seminar in two years, and as always it will inform participants on trends…Read More

McCathern Renames Firm to Recognize Founding Partners
February 11, 2021  | By McCathern Law

In 2012 partners Levi McCathern, Carl Evans, Paul Grinke, and Arnold Shokouhi started a new partnership and named it McCathern. The group wanted to continue the legacy of legal excellence that Levi started in 1998 when he founded the original McCathern law firm and build upon that, with one new…Read More

Latest Developments in Cannabis Law from the 2020 Election
November 12, 2020  | By McCathern Law

On November 3rd and 4th, 2020 four states passed new initiatives legalizing recreational cannabis and another state, Mississippi, passed an initiative that legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes. The four states that legalized cannabis for recreational purposes were Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota. This round of states marks the…Read More

McCathern Celebrates 22 Years of Improving People’s Lives
October 1, 2020  | By Matthew Kellogg

  Today on October 1st, 2020, McCathern, PLLC is celebrating 22 years of outstanding legal practice. Over the past year, McCathern’s attorneys and staff have continued to build on our legacy of providing excellent legal services and building lasting partnerships, all while upholding our simple but lofty mission of “Improving…Read More

McCathern Sponsors Virtual Golf Tournament Benefiting Homeless
September 24, 2020  | By Matthew Kellogg

McCathern is proud to have supported the recent 7th annual Builders Appreciation Virtual Golf Tournament benefiting the Orange County and Inland Empire chapters of HomeAid. HomeAid is a nonprofit provider of housing and resources for people experiencing homelessness with 19 chapters in 13 states. Contractors in Collaboration, which organizes the…Read More

Adam Mehr Negotiates Film Deal for Client CJ Entertainment
May 11, 2020  | By Matthew Kellogg

McCathern Media & Entertainment attorney Adam Mehr of the firm’s Los Angeles office has negotiated an international movie deal on behalf of his client, the Seoul, Korea-based CJ Entertainment. The project was unveiled by CJ Entertainment and the production company Square Peg on Thursday, May 7, garnering attention in the…Read More

McCathern Launches Coronavirus Legal Task Force
March 28, 2020  | By Matthew Kellogg

The challenging circumstances of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic can require specialized legal expertise. In order to best assist clients, McCathern has assembled a rapid response team from its many practice groups to handle legal matters specifically related to this outbreak and its collateral effects. Please contact any of our offices…Read More

Entertainment Lawyer Adam Mehr Joins McCathern Los Angeles Office
March 3, 2020  | By Matthew Kellogg

In a groundbreaking move, McCathern recently added experienced entertainment attorney Adam R. Mehr to its Los Angeles office and launched a Media & Entertainment Law practice to its long list of legal specialties. Adam joins McCathern as a partner and brings over two decades of industry experience working with a…Read More

McCathern Celebrates 21 Years of Outstanding Legal Practice
October 11, 2019  | By Matthew Kellogg

McCathern, PLLC is celebrating 21 years of practice this month and with it the continuation of a story that has seen the business grow into a full-practice firm with reach across the country and beyond. In its third decade of existence, McCathern’s attorneys and staff are building on a legacy…Read More

McCathern’s Christopher Barkley Wins Significant Patent Trials
September 6, 2019  | By Matthew Kellogg

McCathern partner Christopher Barkley of the law firm’s Los Angeles office secured complete wins for his client, LoganTree LP backed by inventor Theodore Brann, against the technology firm Garmin in two inter partes review trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In the PTAB’s August 28, 2019 Final…Read More