James Bryant


4929 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1010
Los Angeles, CA 90010

James A. Bryant is the head of the entertainment and business division at the Cochran Firm – California. James is both a litigation/trial and transactional attorney. His primary practice areas are entertainment, commercial/business, intellectual property, employment and real estate. As a litigator, James has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in many high profile business, entertainment and intellectual property matters. As a transactional attorney, he has negotiated numerous film and television projects, from development to distribution.

He began his legal career as an associate at a prestigious San Francisco law firm handling a number of high profile transactional and litigation matters including mergers and acquisitions, investment fund formation and secured transactions. James joined The Cochran Firm – California in 2014, establishing the firm’s entertainment and business division. He has obtained numerous dismissals and nearly $20 million in jury verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements on behalf of his clients in both state and federal courts. James has also been engaged in negotiating a total of more than $1 billion in business transactions.

Honors & Awards

  • California Super Lawyers, 2018 
  • California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015 – 2018 
  • University of California Berkeley, Student Body Vice President 
  • University of California Student Association, Legislative Body


  • B.S. – University of California at Berkeley 
  • J.D. – University of Michigan

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