M. DANTON RICHARDSON, LITIGATION ATTORNEY AND MANAGING PARTNER

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M. DANTON RICHARDSON

Litigation Attorney & Managing Partner 

M. Danton Richardson is a highly skilled and persuasive litigator with multi-state licensure (CA, TX, LA, and DC). His extensive legal expertise spans a broad range of business litigation, with a significant focus on intellectual property and other complex business disputes. With a career handling cases across the country, Richardson has demonstrated a deep passion for client representation, exceptional analytical abilities, and a meticulous approach to case analysis.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Intellectual Property Law: Expert in navigating the intricacies of IP law, safeguarding the rights and interests of his clients.
  • Commercial and Real Estate Law: Adept in managing legal aspects related to commercial and real estate transactions and disputes.
  • Insurance for IP matters: Proficient in handling insurance aspects in intellectual property cases.
  • Litigation Strategy & Management: Demonstrates strategic thinking in litigation, from trial preparation to settlement negotiations.
  • Client Advocacy & Trial Preparation: Committed to representing clients with rigor and precision.
  • Legal Research & Writing: Strong capabilities in conducting thorough legal research and crafting persuasive legal writings.
  • Appeals and Oral Arguments: Experienced in appealing cases and delivering compelling oral arguments in higher courts.
  • Mediation / Arbitration: Proficient in alternative dispute resolution methods.
  • Complex Negotiations and Settlement Agreements: Skilled in negotiating complex legal issues and drafting settlement agreements.

Professional Experience:

  • Law Offices of M. Danton Richardson, Pasadena, CA (2020 to present): Specializing in intellectual property, entertainment, and general business-related matters.
  • The Soni Law Firm, Pasadena, CA (1999 to 2020): Focused on a range of intellectual property and business litigation matters.
  • Previous positions at Callahan & Blaine, Rosenthal and Smith, Gardere & Wynne, and Dotson Babcock & Scofield.

Education & Credentials:

  • Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University School of Law.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • Bar Admissions in California, Texas, District of Columbia, and Louisiana.

Academic Honors and Activities:

  • Law School: American Jurisprudence Award in Entertainment Law (Pepperdine), Member of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, Award for Best Memorial at Southern Regional (LSU).
  • Undergraduate: President of the Student Government Association (two terms), Director of Student Life, Chairman of the Student Advisory Council for the Louisiana Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities.

Richardson's career highlights include representation of high-profile clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, and Victoria’s Secret, and his legal battles have involved major entities like Sony Records and Microsoft. His commentary and insights on intellectual property have been published in the CEB California Business Law Reporter and other prestigious legal journals. A regular speaker at legal forums, he has shared his expertise on topics such as insurance for IP claims.

With a track record of success in both the courtroom and in mediation, M. Danton Richardson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Ideal Legal Group, ensuring the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Mr. Richardson can be reached at: mdrichardson@ideallegalgroup.com

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