Steve Vondran – Federal Court Lawyer
When it comes to hiring a law firm or attorney to handle your federal court cases, you want to make sure you hire a firm that has “been there and done that.” Federal Court cases are different from state Court cases and you want a lawyer that knows the federal rules of evidence and federal rules of civil procedure and is not afraid to argue vigorously in front of a federal judge (who are appointed by Presidents and confirmed by the United States Senate). In short, it's a different playing field and not the best place for an attorney who has never been there. Before you hire any law firm for your federal cases (ex. copyright infringement, trademark infringement) contact us to discuss our skills and qualifications, and make sure to compare our PACER profiles with those of other firms you might be considering to hire. We believe when you weigh all the facts, the verdict is clear – Vondran Legal is the firm to litigate your federal court case!
Watch Attorney Steve® explain an overview of the federal court litigation process
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What courts do we litigate in?
Attorney Steve Vondran has handled federal litigation matters against some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in America. We accept federal Copyright and Trademark cases nationwide (subject to local court rules of admissions).
We have been admitted to Sandra Day O'Connor federal court in Phoenix, Arizona.
We have been admitted in New York federal court in the Eastern and Northern District.
We have been admitted in the Southern District of Texas federal court.
Getting ready to take on three lawyers in a trademark related case at Ronald Reagan Courthouse in Santa Ana, CA.
Los Angeles Federal Court
Here is a look at the Pacer Court System online database which shows the number of times Steven C. Vondran has appeared in Federal Court.
Types of cases we can handle in Federal Court in California and Arizona (and in other states where permitted by local admission rules)
1. Copyright & Software Infringement [click for sample answer and affirmative defenses in a copyright infringement case]. We are a leader in online piracy cases involving software, photography and internet movie file-sharing cases, for example with Strike 3 Holdings, LLC and Malibu Media and other movie companies.
2. Trademark Infringement (including logos, trade dress, domain cybersquatters and reverse domain name hijackers - even my law firm has been a victim from ANOTHER LAW FIRM if you can believe it. I squashed them like the bug they were, and domain disputes UDRP.
3. Set aside a default judgement under FRCP 55 and 60 (click below to watch video). Sued outside the United States and did not get your day in court or notice of the lawsuit? Now, you want to defend?
4. Injunctions [FRCP 65] involving trade secrets, failure to follow cease and desist letters and demands, copyright, trademark and other.
5. Social Media & First Amendment (ex. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, eBay and other social media disputes)
6. IPTV (unlawful interception and broadcast of boxing matches, Joe Hand Promotion, TV shows, Movies, Game Shows, Dish Network, and major studio disputes with powerhouse Plaintiff's such as Columbia, Paramount, Disney, Amazon Content Delivery Universal, and others).
We have appeared in over 300 state and federal litigation cases since 2004. We are a top 25 copyright infringement law firm according to LexMachina.
How to set aside a Default or a Default Judgement in Federal Court.
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Federal Court removal process
We can also help you if you are a Plaintiff or a Defendant in a state court lawsuit that gets moved (i.e. “removed“) to Federal Court. Typically this happens when either:
1. The Plaintiff's and Defendant's are litigants from two different states (ex. one is from San Francisco, California and the other party is from Scottsdale, Arizona, for example). This is known as “diversity jurisdiction.” There is a limited time frame for removal, and all Defendants must agree to the removal.
2. Federal questions are raised in the Complaint. This means that the Plaintiff has raised issues or causes of action that pertain to federal law. For example, where Plaintiff has sued for Copyright or Trademark infringement, a violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act, Truth in Lending or RESPA law, or under other federal statues.
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Contact a Federal Court Litigation Firm
Contact us to discuss your federal litigation case. We can also serve as local counsel to out-of-state firms in intellectual property cases most particularly in the area of defamation defense, copyright infringement, right of publicity and similar cases.
We can be reached at (877) 276-5084. We have flexible legal fees and provide tenacious legal representation. Call us to discuss your case.