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Russell Sommers

Hello, I'm Russell Sommers. Do you need a contract reviewed, a deal negotiated, or a business entity formed? Are you a writer, an actor, a filmmaker, or a composer? Have you created computer code, media content, or technology-related products? If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, contact The Law Office of Russell Sommers to maximize your creative and economic potential through copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property laws. Visit www.russellsommers.com, www.linkedin.com/in/russellsommers, or call (323) 226-3833 for a FREE initial consultation. The Law Office of Russell Sommers: Creative Legal Practices for Creative Minds.™


Russell Sommers is an experienced transactional lawyer practicing in Los Angeles, California.  The Law Office of Russell Sommers offers premium transactional legal services -- with a focus on Intellectual Property matters -- tailored to meet the needs of businesses and individuals in the spheres of business, technology & entertainment. 

The Law Office of Russell Sommers:  Creative Legal Practices for Creative Minds.

Russell Sommers's Background

Russell Sommers's Experience

Attorney-at-Law (Principal & Owner) at The Law Office of Russell Sommers

2004 - Present | Los Angeles, CA (Mid-Wilshire)

Creative Legal Practices for Creative Minds.™

CEO & General Counsel at (Un)Common Man Productions LLP

2001 - 2004 | London, England

Corporate Counsel, Global Services at Siebel Systems, Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2006 )

2000 - 2001 | San Mateo, CA

Consulting Corporate Counsel at Russell Sommers, Esq.

1999 - 2000 | Mountain View, CA

Counsel, Sun Microelectronics at Sun Microsystems, Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2010)

1999 - 1999 | San Jose, CA

Associate Attorney, Information Technology Licensing at Cooley Godward LLP (known as Cooley LLP since 2010)

1996 - 1999 | Palo Alto, CA

Judical Law Clerk to the Hon. Judge James B. Zagel at United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

1994 - 1996 | Chicago, IL

Summer Associate at Lillick & Charles LLC (merged with Nixon Peabody LLP in 2001)

1993 - 1993 | San Francisco, CA

Summer Legal Intern at American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

1992 - 1992 | Seattle, WA

Russell Sommers's Education

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1994

Activities: Associate Editor, "California Law Review"; Member, Boalt Hall Moot Court Board (Commendation for “Excellence in Oral Advocacy”)


University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric, summa cum laude, with honors, 1991

Activities: Phi Beta Kappa; Nominated for the University Medal for "most distinguished" student at Berkeley


University of California, Los Angeles - School of Theater, Film & Television

Certificate, 2008

Concentration: Professional Program in Producing


Russell Sommers's Interests & Activities

Theater, Film, Music, Reading, Writing, Hiking, Friends and Family

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