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Steve Vondran

Meet Attorney Steve® Founder

We are a leader in copyright law in the United States. has identified Vondran Legal® as the #1 Copyright Infringement Defense Law Firm in the United States for 2020 and 2021.  We expect to repeat this in 2022.  LexMachina also has us as the #19 Copyright litigation law firm in the United States as far as the number of cases handled since 2017.  We are fair but tough copyright defenders and help select rights holders protect their rights in film, movie, video, photo, software, architecture, and other rights.
From software audits and licensing disputes to DMCA law (1202 circumvention disputes), copyright licensing clearance, fair use defense/opinion letters, and online peer-to-peer (p2p file sharing) law involving Strike 3 lawsuits.  We have nearly two decades of legal experience.
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State Bar Licensing

Our law firm is licensed to practice law in California and Arizona.  We handle software audits and EULA licensing disputes in all states as these cases are typically brought as copyright infringement matters, with copyright demands being made and threats to hold officers and directors personally liable (despite the protection of the "corporate veil").

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CA. Bar Lic. #232337


If your company has received a legal demand letter, notice of copyright infringement, notice of ISP subpeona, cease and desist letter or even a call from an aggressive software lawyer seeking a settlement for "piracy" of their software, call us for a free initial consultation.

We have literally helped hundreds of companies get through compliance audits and licensing disputes since our inception in 2004.  Call us at (877) 276-5084.

We offer 30-minute and one-hour consultations through our TikTok page (tioktok@attorneysteve).

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Our Helpful Legal YouTube Channel

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I have done a lot of things in my 17 years of law practice and in my life in general.  This page will describe some of my highlights:

  1. Graduated from Whittier Law School (Top grade in Contracts and Entertainment Law).  Yes, I love entertainment and copyright law.
  2. Played in the College World Series / was inducted into Fresno State Baseball Hall of Fame / Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 13th round.  If you have kids that play sports, read Attorney Steve Baseball story that discusses the ups and downs of my baseball journey.
  3. Passed California Bar examination on the first attempt (without taking bar prep class – learn more from this video)
  4. Later passed the Arizona bar exam and was admitted to the bar in 2008.
  5. Previously licensed as a real estate broker (in both California and Arizona).
  6. Appeared on Fox News as a legal analyst (3 times).  Wow, who would have known I was in high demand?  They even sent a limo to pick me up.
  7. Appeared in many federal court cases (arguing in front of many judges appointed by Presidents of the United States).  I LOVE federal court and have appeared in over 200+ cases!!!
  8. Become a leader in the area of copyright infringement law (photo infringement, software audits, Strike 3, and Malibu Media defense)
  9. Grew my Youtube channel up to over 3.7 MILLION video views and currently over 35,000 subscribers. 
  10. Have a strong list of client reviews on Avvo.
  11. We have recently been identified by as the #1 copyright infringement defense law firm (in terms of cases handled) for the year 2020.  We are on pace to repeat that performance in 2021.
  12. LexMachina tracks copyright counsel and the number of cases handled from 2017 to the present.  Vondran Legal® is proud to appear as #21 on this list of law firms across the United States and this national recognition is something we take very seriously.
  13. Few IP firms in the United States have handled the number of software disputes as we have.  We have handled many major software publishers such as Siemens, Hexagon (Vero), Solidworks, Microsoft, Adobe, Business Software Alliance ("BSA"), Autodesk, VB Conversion, Synopsis, CNC, and more.
  14. We have taken on some of the TOP BIGLAW firms in the country over the years.  See our list below.
  15. We have emerging practice areas in TV Signal Piracy (Dish-Nagrastar) and boxing piracy cases (ex. Joe Hand Promotions) and fair use opinion letters.  Stay tuned for more information.
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You can also see some of our accomplishments here.

Sample Software audit settlements can be found here.

Torrent settlements.

Photo infringement settlements.

Firm accomplishments.

“BigLaw” firms we have been up against, co-counseled, or advised on various legal matters

Here is a list of some of the big law firms (and consulting firms) in the United States that we have gone “toe to toe” with handling a variety of business, real estate, and intellectual property matters and/or consulted in regard to demand letters (normally copyright infringement related).  If you received a letter from any of these companies call us for a consultation:

  1. Jaburk Wilk
  2. Allen Matkins
  3. Gordon & Rees
  4. Johnson & Pham
  5. Sullivan & Worcester
  6. The Venable
  7. Bryan Cave
  8. Troutman Sanders
  9. Robins Kaplan
  10. Fox Rothschild
  11. Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  12. Arent Fox
  13. Kilpatrick Townsend
  14. Reed Smith
  15. Perkins Coie
  16. Fenwick & West, LLP
  17. Geragos & Geragos
  18. Loeb & Loeb
  19. KPMG
  20. Greenberg Traurig
  21. Osborne Maledon
  22. McGuireWoods
  23. Taft
  24. Duane Morris, LLP
  25. Onellp
  26. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  27. Lee and Hayes
  28. Fried, Framme and Thrush
  29. Greenspoon Marder
  30. Procopio
  31. Sideman (San Francisco)
  32. Jenner & Block
  33. SRIP Law
  34. Orrick
  35. Sheppard Mullin
  36. Skadden
  37. Cooley
  38. Sidley
  39. Kaplan Fox
  40. Doniger Burroughs

This is not a complete list and we have taken on many other big, medium, and small solo law firms.  To take a deeper look at my story, click here.

UniCourt identifies Attorney Steve® as Top Copyright Litigation Defense Lawyer in 2020

Top copyright defense lawyer in the United States

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This is based on availability, and typically there is no fee as we consider this a professional obligation, In addition to our free YouTube channel, Steve Vondran enjoys sharing legal insights and knowledge in the law and legal process.

Attorney Steve® Big League Baseball Story

Read my full baseball journey story here.  Everything I needed to know to be a legendary lawyer I learned through the competitive baseball process.  Follow me on TIKTOK!

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I am so blessed that my nieces and nephews have committed to pursue the great calling of the practice of law.

Contact Us

You can reach us by phone at (877) 276-5084 or email us through our contact form and we will contact you.

Due to the volume of our emails, we cannot get back to everyone but we will always do our best.

Recent Blog Posts


  • Professional, Friendly, GET THE JOB DONE !!!

    Amazing is an understatement to describe the service provided by Steve and Lisa. From day one, they have been professional, friendly, and able to explain to me what would happen and the risk involved in different decision that I make for my legal case. They have deliver the most important aspect ...
  • I can sleep better now

    Lisa was great in explaining the steps and what to expect as far as outcome.So far, everything has worked out as I had hoped and the case was ultimately dismissed.Can't thank Steve and Lisa enough!!
  • Text Book Definition of Professional

    I truly believe Steve and Lisa were Heaven sent to protect the innocent and unaware with regards to the temptations of the internet. Although several thousand miles away they did not hesitate to represent me. They asked noting of me other than to be honest and forthcoming. My case had unforeseen ...
  • Helpful, fair, knowledgeable with software licensing issues

    Steve was beyond helpful in advising me on my company's possible issues regarding software licensing. He clearly knows his stuff. Though I hope to not need him in the future, he is absolutely our company's go-to, in any software or similar IP case going forward. And his youtube content is excelle...
  • Look no further unless you found someone that tops the best

    My son was utterly panicky and bewildered when he learned he was involved in a copyright infringement case. A bright young man, he feared his financial would be ruined. My, aren't we glad we found Steve Vondran ! Steve and Lisa would help before (educate), during (keep informed of progress) and a...
  • Steve Is Definitely The Best Attorney You Can Have On Your Side!

    First off, I would 100% recommend attorney Steve Vondran to anybody who finds themselves in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Steve helped me with an unfortunate situation (a lawsuit against me) i carelessly got myself into for copyright infringement. I'm in my very early twenties so this lawsuit...
  • Top Gun to have on your side.

    We are a 34 year old company with 8 to 10 employees. In June of 2017 we received a letter from a certain company stating they have "Credible Information" indicating we have installed more copies of certain software products then we are licensed to use and as such we are to pay a settlement in the...
  • You're in Good Hands with Vondran Legal

    After watching Steve's YouTube videos, where he explains everything in layperson's terms, I called Vondran Legal for help with my copyright infringement case. I didn't know what to expect - this was my first need for legal assistance - but Steve and Lisa immediately made me feel supported and pre...
  • Best Copyright Infringement Lawyer in the Business!

    I would definitely recommend Steve along with Lisa for any of your legal troubles. Before contacting Steve i felt like my life was falling apart with the threatening letters from other law firms trying to extort me for a ridiculous amount of money for something i did not even do. Once speaking to...

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