Andres F. Quintana, Esq. is a principal at the Quintana Law Group, APC and was selected as a “Southern California Rising Star” (2006 and 2007) by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, recognizing him as one of the top up-and-coming lawyers in Southern California.

As an experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Quintana practices in all areas of general civil, commercial and intellectual property litigation and arbitration, including appeals.

Mr. Quintana is a former trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he was conferred a Special Achievement Award by the Attorney General of United States. He is also a former litigation and intellectual property partner at the Beverly Hills-based Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP.

Mr. Quintana received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he served on the editorial boards of two of the law school’s journals and was a member of Moot Court Board. Mr. Quintana also received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley, and a recipient of several academic scholarships.

Mr. Quintana is a member of several national, state and city bar associations and has been admitted to practice before all California courts, and various federal district and appellate courts.
Mavrix Photo, Inc. v. Brand Technologies, Inc, 2009 WL 3063062 (C.D.Cal.)(Successful motion to dismiss copyright infringement lawsuit for celebrity news Internet client based on lack of personal jurisdiction)

Harry Michael Fox Architect v. Madison Hilderbrand, et al., 2009 WL 1977996 (C.D.Cal.)(Successful defeat of motion to dismiss copyright infringement claims and claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

Protech Diamond Tools, Inc. v. Protech Diamond Tools, Inc. et al. , 2009 WL 1626587 (N.D.Cal.)(Successful defeat of motions for preliminary injunction and to dismiss counterclaim for trademark cancellation in dispute over similar trademarks)

Basevi, Inc. v. The Acorn Co. , 2009 WL 764532 (C.D.Cal.)(Successful motion to dismiss Federal trade dress and California unfair competition claims in dispute over alleged copyrighted images)

Fractional Villas, Inc. v. Tahoe Clubhouse, 2009 WL 160932 (S.D.Cal.)(Successful motion to dismiss Federal and California unfair competition claims in dispute over website content)

Gomez v. G.E. Contreras, Inc, 2009 WL 363724 (C.D.Cal.)(Successful defeat of removal petition in California unfair competition and false advertising case)

Hojiwala v. Virtu-All Technologies Inc., et al., Orange Cty. Sup. Ct., No. 30-2008-00060295 (Feb. 2009)(Successful defense against class action lawsuit alleging false advertising and unfair business practice claims in connection with consumer product resulting in dismissal of entire case without clients paying any money.)

Bowen v. Lancaster, et al., 2008 WL 1986036 (C.D.Cal. 2008)(Successful motion to dismiss shareholder derivative lawsuit and attendant claims)

DSPT International, Inc. v. Jaysix USA, Inc. et al., 2007 WL 5282563 (C.D.Cal. 2007); 2008 WL 754803 (C.D.Cal. 2008)(Successful defense of trademark infringement, anti-cybersquatting and unfair competition lawsuit; Obtained award for clients’ attorneys’ fees and costs)

Amity Entertainment, Inc. v. Aim Group, LLC, 2007 WL 1725256 (M.D.Tenn. 2007)(Successful motion to dismiss copyright infringement lawsuit for entertainment and movie distributor clients)

eFund Capital Partners v. Pless, et al., 150 Cal. App. 4th 1311 (2007)(Successful appeal to reverse court order in corporate dispute; Appellate decision expanded the scope of arbitration provisions in California business contracts)

Lambard Enterprises Inc. v. Brenbecke LLC, et al., San Bernardino Cty. Sup. Ct., No. RCV095603 FAM (April 2007)(Aggressively defended company and corporate officer in trade secrets misappropriation claim resulting in dismissal of entire case without clients paying any money)

William Krisel v. Pro-Active Business Services, Inc., 2006 WL 5668181 (C.D. 2006)(Successful dismissal of trademark, trade dress and copyright claims in Architectural Works lawsuit)

Global Mortgage Funding, Inc. v. Soma Financial, Inc., et al., Orange Cty. Sup. Ct., Case No. 06CC05367 (Nov. 16, 2006)(Successful demurrer to dismiss trade secret misappropriation lawsuit filed by competitor)

Bellehumeur v. Bonnett, 127 Fed.Appx. 480, 2005 WL 548203 (Fed.Cir. 2005)(Successful appeal in patent infringement lawsuit; Obtained complete reversal of infringement judgment and attorney fee award against defendant)

Cambridge Electronics Corp. v. MGA Electronics, Inc., 227 F.R.D. 313 (C.D.Cal., 2004)(Successful defense of claims for civil conspiracy and liability under California's Unfair Business Practices Act.)

Jones v. Wells Fargo Bank, 112 Cal.App.4th 1527 (2003)(Successful appeal concerning novel issue under California’s Financial Code)

RCR Components v. Romic, Inc. et al., S.B.S.C. Case No. VCVVS 024818 (April 7, 2003)(Successful summary adjudication of trade secret misappropriation and trade libel claims on behalf of defendants Romic, Inc. and its corporate officers)

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“2006 Rising Star”, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine
(July 2006 issue)

“2007 Rising Star”, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine
(June 2007 issue)

Special Achievement Award, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., March 2000
What Does ‘Publication’ of Your Work Mean Under Present Copyright Law? South Atlantic Region Architect (Vol. 1, Issue 1, September 2009)(co-author)

Deconstructing The Controversial "Orphan Works" Copyright Legislation of 2008, New Matter (Vol. 33, No. 4, 2008)

Misconstruing The Architectural Works Copyright, The Georgia Architect, (Vol. 1, Issue 1, Fall 2008)

Recent Appellate Decision Concerning Architectural Designs Favors Trump Buildings, ARCHI•type (AIA Delaware), July 2008

Preemption Under California's Uniform Trade Secret Act, New Matter (Vol. 33, No. 1, 2008)

Copyrighting The Work Of Landscape Architects, Landscape Architecture, January, 2006

Patenting Bioresearch: U.S. Supreme Court Landmark Decision in Merck KGaA Could Increase Drug Development in the United States, ECJ Legal Update, Summer, 2005

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest In Court, 18 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 171 (2007)

Intellectual Property Law 2005 Year in Review, ECJ Intellectual Property Law Reporter, Winter 2006 (co-author)

Sour Berries: Recent Patent Case Ruling May Halt BlackBerry Use (Co-Author), World Intellectual Property Report, December, 2005
The Impact Of The Orphan Works Copyright Legislation On Design, American Institute of Graphic Artists, Baltimore Chapter, Stevenson University, Baltimore, Maryland, October 3, 2008

A Practical Approach to Copyright Law, Advertising Photographers of America, Washington, D.C. Chapter, October 2, 2008, Hosted by the Center for Digital Imaging Arts

Legal Bricks and Mortars: Current Developments In Intellectual Property Law Affecting the Architecture & Design Industry, National Conference, National Organization of Minority Architects, Washington, D.C., October 2, 2008

Orphan Works Legislation: The Pros and Cons, Copyright Standing Committee, Intellectual Property Section, California Bar Association, July 31, 2008

Protection of Drawings and Designs Under Copyright Law, National Conference, National Organization of Minority Architects, San Francisco, California, October 14, 2006

Copyright Protection For Architects And Design Professionals, American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, California Chapter, May 18, 2006

Copyright Protection For Landscape Architects, Architects and Design Professionals, American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego, California Chapter, March 28, 2006

Architectural Copyright Protection, American Institute of Architects, Atlanta, Georgia Chapter, January 25, 2006

The Copyrighted Design: Understanding Copyright Law And Issues In The Design Field, National Organization of Minority Architects, San Francisco, California Chapter, January 23, 2006

Copyright Protection For Design Professionals, National Organization of Minority Architects, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Howard University School of Architecture, Washington, DC, September, 2005
Quoted in the June 2008 edition of The Architect's Newspaper concerning a recent architectural work copyright decision reached by the U.S Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit. The Architect's Newspaper is the most comprehensive source of information on the latest projects and commissions, unfolding politics and debate, current events and cultural developments related to architecture.
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1997
Juris Doctorate; Articles Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Associate Editor, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Moot Court Board; Teaching Assistant, Appellate Advocacy Course

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1993
Bachelor of Arts, Honor Student Society, California Alumni Scholar, Michael J. Koll Scholar, Delta Chi Scholar
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Hispanic National Bar Association

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

California Bar Association, Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections

San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society
Partner, Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP, Beverly Hills, California (Litigation and Intellectual Property Departments)

Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (DOJ Honors Program)
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