Howard Weitzman

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Howard Lloyd Weitzman (born September 21, 1939) is an American entertainment lawyer, active in matters ranging from intellectual property and entertainment issues to family law and estate issues. He's notable for representing Michael Jackson's estate in the IRS case against him.[1] Other famous clients include Justin Bieber[2] and O.J. Simpson.[3]

Weitzman is a founding partner at Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert (KWIKA),[4] a boutique litigation firm in Santa Monica, California.


Weitzman completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California (B.A., 1962) and his law degree at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D., 1965). He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1966. [5]

Early career[edit]

Weitzman taught trial advocacy at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law for 12 years.[6]

From 1995-1998, Weitzman served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Operations for Universal Studios, where he was responsible for corporate restructuring.[7]

Legal career[edit]

For a time, Weitzman was a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law (the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization). In 1986, he became a managing partner at the law firm of Wyman Bautzer, and then in 1991 joined the law firm of Katten Muchin Zavis & Weitzman.

Weitzman has also appeared as a legal advisor in Murder One (1995), Murder in the First (2014), and Thank You for Smoking (2005).[8]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Weitzman has twice won the Jerry Giesler Memorial Award as an outstanding trial lawyer in Los Angeles County.[9]


  1. ^ Karp, Hannah. "Tax man pursues Michael Jackson estate". The Australian. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Duke, Alan. "Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with ex-bodyguard Moshe Benabou -". CNN. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Howard Weitzman". World News. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Staff. "The Music Industry's Top Lawyers 2016: Who Made the List?". Billboard. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Staff. "Beverly Hills Bar Association". BHBA. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Iacobo, Maria. "Hooray for Hollywood! - USC Gould School of Law". USC Gould. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Merkin, Daphne (15 December 2009). "Can Anybody Make a Movie for Women?". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Howard Weitzman". IMDb. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  9. ^ Staff. "Weitzman Joins Greenberg Glusker". Billboard. 

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