Biographical Information

Tre Lovell has been noted among the elite trial lawyers in the nation, having been named Lawyer of the Year, Finalist, by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and further honored by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers in the country. Mr. Lovell was recently named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and has been further recognized among the top 1% of attorneys in the United States as a litigator through such esteemed organizations as the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Distinguished Justice Advocates, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Rue’s Best Attorneys of America and the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents. Having been named among the California Superlawyers, Mr. Lovell also received the 2014 and 2015 Litigator Awards for extraordinary litigation achievement, an award given to less that 1% of attorneys in the U.S. and approximately 12 firms per state or DMA each year.  Mr. Lovell has been profiled in Forbes and other magazines and on several local and national television news broadcasts.  He has received the Client’s Choice Award and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

In his free time, Mr. Lovell is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and former national martial arts champion.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

California Bar, 1992

Nevada Bar, 1993


McGeorge School of Law, 1992 (Juris Doctorate)

Pomona College, 1989 (Bachelor of Arts)

Professional Experience

Expert Designations:

  • Testified As An Expert – People of the State of California v. Khoury (Los Angeles County Superior Court) – provided expert testimony regarding talent engagement agreements in the entertainment industry, 2018
  • Testified As An Expert – Allen v. Viacom; MTV Networks, et.al. (Los Angeles County Superior Court) – provided expert testimony regarding contractual interpretation of residuals and royalty rights involving Bill Cosby’s animation television series “Little Bill”, 2015
  • Testified as an Expert – Weston v. Barris, (Los Angeles County Superior Court) – provided expert testimony of behalf of legendary Marilyn Monroe photographer George Barris pertaining to intellectual property/ licensing issues.

Honors & Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys (Business Torts), The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 100 Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 100 Attorneys in California – Distinguished Justice Advocates, 2016-2019
  • Lawyer of the Year – Finalist, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year – Nominee, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2018
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, America, America’s Top 100, LLC, 2017-2019
  • Litigator Awards, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, 2015
  • Premier 100 List – Top 100 Civil Attorneys in California, American Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2015
  • Southern California Leaders In Law Series, Forbes Magazine, 2014
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys – America’s Top 100, LLC, 2016-2019
  • California Excellence Award, United States Trade And Commerce Institute, 2014
  • Lifetime Charter Membership, Rue’s Best Attorneys of America, 2014
  • Membership, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2014-2019
  • Membership, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2014-2019
  • Litigator Awards, Trial Lawyers Board Of Regents, 2014
  • Top 50 Litigation Pioneers and Trailblazers, The National Law Journal, 2014
  • Top Lawyers In California, The Legal Network, 2013


In The Media

KTLA Channel 5 News

Mr. Lovell was interviewed for his representation of Daun Slagle, who sued A&E and Lifetime for defamation based upon her alleged depiction of her in “The Happy Face Killer” movie.

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Provided legal analysis for entertainment story involving Pablo Escobar.

Associated Press

Tre Lovell discussed the Taylor Swift Case.

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Tre Lovell Represents Univision Reporter Paco Fuentes In The Highly Publicized Case Against Mexican Film Superstar Eduardo Yanez.

Representative Cases

  • Wynn v. Oprah Winfrey, et.al. – representing writing duo in their action for idea theft and copyright infringment against Oprah Winfrey, Lionsgate, ABC and OWN Network regarding the television show Greenleaf., 2018
  • Slagle v. A&E Entertainment, Lifetime Network – defamation action against A&E and Lifetime television networks regarding the movie The Happy Face Killer., 2014
  • John Doe v. American Federation of Musicians – representing over 50 members of the largest musician’s union in the world, the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), who faced expulsion for alleged union violations.
  • Fuentes v. Yanez:  representing Univision reporter Paco Fuentes in his assault/battery case against Mexican film superstar Eduardo Yanez regarding the “slap felt around the world.”
  • Aleo, et.al. v. Elliott, et.al. – $200,000,000 overseas real estate fraud scheme – The Lovell Firm represented 144 victims in international fraud scam.  Secured millions in recovery.
  • Scott v. 3d Realms, et.al. – copyright infringement and trademark infringement against 3D Realms (the Nuke Dukem video game publisher) regarding the Earth No More video game.
  • Martinez v. MGM, et.al. – defamation action against MGM regarding the movie American Pimp.