Michael D. Kolodzi has over 20 years of experience in the legal arena, with a current practice in Corporate, Real Estate, Construction, Cannabis, Entertainment and Sports Law. His real-world experience gives him a unique perspective and insight into his clients’ needs, and enables him to offer a blend of legal experience and business strategy to complement and effectuate their demands.
Michael has been previously selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Southern California. Such an honor is bestowed upon only 2.5% of attorneys each year. Michael is also a Certified Contract Advisor/Agent for professional athletes in football and boxing, and a Film and Television Talent Manager.
Michael’s efforts have further been recognized by such esteemed organizations such as TMZ, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, NBC 4 Los Angeles, ABC 7 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Law360, LA Independent, Deadline, Law360, Super Lawyers, East Bay Times, Portland Tribune, UNILAD, TribLive, PopCulture.com, Courthouse News Service, Los Angeles Wave Newspapers and Vanguardia.com.
JD, Delaware Law School at Widener University, 2003.
BA, University of Kentucky, 1999.
Kentucky Bar, 2006.
United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2006.
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2006.
California Bar, 2008.
United States District Court, Central District of California, 2008.
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, 2008.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013.
United States District Court, Southern District, 2016.
United States District Court, Eastern District, 2017.
Sports Contract Advisor
USA Track & Field, 2017.
Canadian Football League (CFL), 2018.
Alliance of American Football (AAF), 2018.
Xtreme Football League (XFL), 2019.
Japan X-League, 2019.
Finland Maple League, 2019.
German Football League (GFL), 2019.
Super Lawyers, Rising Stars: Entertainment & Sports Law, 2015.
Super Lawyers, Rising Stars: Entertainment & Sports Law, 2016.
Judge, Pepperdine University School of Law 19th Annual National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, 2016.
Super Lawyers, Rising Stars: Entertainment & Sports Law, 2017.
Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Beverly Hills Bar Association.
San Fernando Valley Bar Association.
American Bar Association.
Kentucky Bar Association.
Louisville Bar Association.
Reseda (CA) Masonic Lodge No. 666.
San Bernardino (CA) Masonic Lodge No. 178.
Pasadena (CA) Scottish Rite.
San Bernardino (CA) Scottish Rite.
United States Track & Field.
Canadian Football League Players Association.
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