June 2024 – Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP Partner Philip M. Kelly has been recognized as a 2024 “Business of Entertainment Visionary” by the Los Angeles Times’ entertainment magazine, The Envelope.

In its profile recognizing Mr. Kelly as a “prominent Hollywood litigator renowned for victories involving major industry players,” The Envelope referenced several notable recent achievements that included securing a $16-million award and successfully countering a $15 million claim in the same case for Paramount Licensing.

The Envelope also highlighted his ongoing work outside the courtroom, including offering strategic pre-litigation counsel and his membership on the board of the Inner City Law Center, in addition to his pro bono work and speaking engagements.

Mr. Kelly is a named KBK partner with over 20 years of legal experience who stands as one of Hollywood’s leading litigators. In addition to receiving this award, he is perennially recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as one of California’s leading media and entertainment litigators and was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California in 2022. Mr. Kelly was named a Power Lawyer by The Hollywood Reporter in 2024, and the Los Angeles Times also recognized him among its list of “Business of Entertainment Visionaries” in the same year. Variety, one of Hollywood’s leading publications, has repeatedly recognized Mr. Kelly as one of Tinseltown’s leading lawyers. Benchmark Litigation also honored him as one of its 2021 and 2022 Litigation Stars, and Lawdragon regularly recognizes Mr. Kelly as a Leading Litigator in Entertainment and Media Litigation.

The “Business of Entertainment Visionaries” profile section annually recognizes and profiles leading business visionaries in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, referred to as the “professionals whose expertise fuels the engines that drive the industry forward.”