Justin B. Wineburgh, head of Cozen O’Connor’s Media, Entertainment and Sports Law practice, has years of extensive experience counseling clients and litigating cases in the entertainment industry throughout the United States and abroad.
Justin represents writers, distributors, retailers, managers, agents, production companies, athletes, and performing artists. He has represented clients at the Sundance, Cannes, Cinevegas, and Toronto International Film Festivals, as well as at the American Film Market and the Comic-Con International Convention.
Justin has repeatedly been selected by his peers and included in Law and Politics magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the practice of Entertainment and Sports Law each year since 2007, a distinction achieved by less than 5 percent of all attorneys. He was also described as a “true pioneer in the entertainment industry,” and selected as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by American Lawyer Media. He is included in the 2009 Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, a composite of the top corporate lawyers in the United States. In 2011, Philadelphia Magazine named him as one of the “Faces of the New Philly,” and the Philadelphia Business Journal honored him as one of the recipients of the “40 Under 40” award. He was also inducted into the National MS Society's 2011 Leadership Class, an honor recognizing the business and community leadership and involvement of approximately 40 Philadelphia area professionals.
Justin is recognized as an expert on business and legal matters affecting the entertainment and sports industries, and he is frequently interviewed and cited in newspapers, trade journals and industry publications. Moreover, he is regularly called upon to lecture throughout the world on issues affecting the entertainment industry.
Justin is currently an adjunct professor of Entertainment Law at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University in the Entertainment & Arts Management (EAM) program; he also serves on the EAM Advisory Board. He is also on the Board of the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, the Philadelphia Film Society, and the Pennsylvania Film Industry Alliance, where he has worked to preserve and expand the tax incentive program available to the entertainment industry in Pennsylvania. In addition, Justin sits on the board of, and serves as general counsel to, The Hamels Foundation, the charitable organization of Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels. He is also a member of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Committees of the Pennsylvania and Florida Bar Associations.
Justin earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Lafayette College, and his law degree from Widener University School of Law, where he was an editor of the law review, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Chapter. Finally, Justin is an accomplished violinist and tuba player, having performed at Lincoln Center in New York and the Philadelphia Academy of Music.