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Joseph P. Costa - Pacific Palisades, CA

17383 Sunset Blvd.#A-430 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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Updated: 08/13/2020

Pacific Palisades Entertainment Lawyer

About Joseph P. Costa

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment
  • Trial
  • Business


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1982
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1996

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1983 - 2008
  • New Jersey Bar Association, 1990 - 2008


  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    Honors: President and Editor in Chief of the Moot Court Board
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Major: English Literature

Past Positions

  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem

Pro Bono Activities

  • Founder of, a holiday adopt a family program for Los Angeles law firms.
  • Legislative Counseling for introduction to the United Nations regarding the hearing impaired. Volunteer involvement at "La Puente", a privately funded adult education center for the underprivileged in East Los Angeles.
  • Volunteer, FEMA, Santa Monica earthquake disaster relief counseling.
  • Executive Committee for the Entertainment Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
  • Panel Counsel to the California Lawyers for the Arts.

Classes and Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, Association of Talent Agencies – Employment Business Seminar: “Employment Matters for Agency Owners and Managers.”
  • Guest Lecturer, CLE Speaker for programs through the Diversity Workshop, Beverly Hills Bar Association. Guest Lecturer, UCLA Extension, Speaker for programs relating to artist and musician rights and protections.
  • Guest Lecturer, California Lawyers for the Arts, the "Rights of Joint Copyright Holders.”
  • Guest Lecturer, the Sundance Film Festival, “The Nuts and Bolts of Independent Film Production.”


Other Sources of Feedback About Joseph P. Costa

Included on the 2024 Southern California list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Joseph P. Costa on Super Lawyers


  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2004 - 2018


Office Information


17383 Sunset Blvd.#A-430 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


  • 310-394-6612

Accepts Credit Cards


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