John D. Fowler, Founding Partner

John D. Fowler is a founding partner of JDF Law. He specializes in complex business, intellectual property, media, entertainment, privacy, reputation and brand protection litigation in federal and state courts and arbitrations.  John has handled numerous high profile matters including profit participation disputes, business and regulatory disputes, idea theft claims, and cases involving individuals, businesses, artists, production companies, and major corporate entities.

John is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  While at Loyola, he served as the General Managing Editor of The Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal, and as a member of Loyola Law School’s Scott Moot Court Honors Board (winning the Scott Moot Court competition, competing in the National Moot Court Competition, and serving as an Appellate Advocacy teaching assistant). Following Loyola John practiced entertainment and media litigation with Johnson & Johnson LLP, and Carlsmith Ball LLP.

Outside of the law, John is an avid surfer and musician. 


Loyola Law School, J.D., 2010
Vanderbilt University, B.A., English, 2005

Bar & Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

MCLE Events/Speaking Engagements

Panelist- Loyola Marymount University Business Law Society "From Law School to Lawyer" Loyola Marymount University, March 27, 2019

Panelist- Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) "Annual Professionals Panel" Loyola Law School, November 2, 2016

Panelist- IPLS panel re "Careers in IP" 
Loyola Law School, March 16, 2016

Program Chair- Los Angeles County Bar Barristers "Non-Traditional Ethical Considerations For The Attorney In The Internet Age," MCLE event, 2014

Panelist- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and Loyola Entertainment & Sports Law Society lunchtime discussion panel re Entertainment Litigation, Loyola Law School, November 14, 2013

Moderator/Program Chair- Los Angeles County Bar Barristers "New Attorney Litigation Survival Guide - Getting a Litigation Job and Doing it Well" MCLE event, May 4, 2013

Panelist- "I'm Not a Lawyer, But I Play One On TV: When Actors Need Legal Counsel" (Event for the Screen Actor's Guild Foundation, October 23, 2012)

Moderator- Los Angeles County Bar Barristers "Nuts and Bolts of Litigation" MCLE event, April 13, 2012


Practical Considerations in Starting a Solo Law Practice, Los Angeles Lawyer, December 2016 

Chapter, Neville Johnson and John Fowler, “Litigation: How to Draft Defensively Without Killing the Deal” in Licensing of Music from BC to AD (Before the Change/After Digital), International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (2014)

Guidelines For a Successful Lateral Job Search, Los Angeles Lawyer, November 2014


Los Angeles County Bar Association:

  • Member (2011-present)

  • Executive Committee member of “Barristers Section” (2012-17)

  • Barristers’ Executive Committee Secretary (2014-15)

  • Barristers’ MCLE chair (2012-14)

  • Barristers’ Litigation Section Executive Committee Liaison (2013-15)

  • Barristers’ Pro Bono Committee Member (2016-17)

  • Litigation Section Member (2013-present)

  • Litigation Section Executive Committee Member (2016-present)

  • Veterans Project Volunteer (2014-2018)

  • Armed Forces Committee Member (2016-2018)

  • Dialogues on Freedom Committee Member (Fall 2014)

Loyola Law School:

  • Board of Governors (2017-present)

  • Juris Society (2014-19)

  • Alumni Advisory Group (2011-14)

  • Alumni Mentor Program (2011-present)

  • Class of 2010 Five-Year Reunion Planning Committee (2014-2015)

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles:

  • Member (2010-13)

Meritus College Fund:

  • Career Mentor (2016-17)