Michael A. Erlinger

Michael Erlinger specializes in civil litigation defense, with a focus on the defense of property owners, developers, general contractors, and property managers. His practice includes a broad range of disputes including construction defect litigation, catastrophic injuries litigation, business litigation, intellectual property disputes and licensing, as well as property management issues.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Entertainment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Trade Secret


  • LL.M., 2008, Intellectual Property Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • J.D., 2001, The George Washington University Law School
  • B.A., 1996, Philosophy and Music Loyola Marymount University


  • State Bar of California
  • The District of Columbia Bar


  • Recipient of the Honorable Gerald J. Mossinghoff Fellowship for Graduate Research in Intellectual Property Law


  • Author, An Analog Solution in a Digital World: Providing Federal Copyright Protection to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings, 16 UCLA Entertainment Law Review 45 (2009)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A.