Manhattan School of Music, B.M.
University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D.
Honorable Jean D. Rosenbluth, United States District Court, Central District of California.
Mr. French is an associate at Shumener, Odson & Oh LLP. Mr. French received his J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, graduating as a member of the Order of the Coif. At USC, he was a member of the Stanley & Irene Gold Honors Program and Managing Editor of USC’s entertainment law journal. He also externed for the Honorable S. James Otero in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Jean D. Rosenbluth in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Prior to law school, Mr. French studied music composition at the Manhattan School of Music and at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned his Ph.D. in Music Composition with concentration in Musicology and Medievalism. His published compositions have been performed and recorded by ensembles throughout the United States.
Notable Published Decisions:
Travis v. Brand, 14 Cal. 5th 411 (2023). Unanimous opinion of the California Supreme Court reversing published decision by Court of Appeal and announcing the standard for an award of attorney's fees in actions brought under California’s Political Reform Act.
Travis v. Brand, 91 Cal. App. 5th 996 (2023). Reversing award of attorney’s fees under Political Reform Act and Private Attorney General Act upon remand from California Supreme Court.