About Us

THE LAW OFFICES OF HAROLD J. LIGHT is an A.V. Rated General Civil Practice which emphasizes entertainment/intellectual property litigation, business litigation and real estate litigation, as well as legal advice regarding general business and real estate matters.

Harold J. Light

     HAROLD J. LIGHT has practiced law in California since 1985.  Before opening his own firm in Santa Monica in 1992, Mr. Light was an associate for five years at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a general practice law firm in West Los Angeles.  During that time, he practiced real estate, business, and entertainment litigation.  After 17 years in Santa Monica, in January 2009 Mr. Light relocated his firm to West Los Angeles.  Mr. Light has litigated in all Federal District Courts in California and in many Superior Courts throughout the State, and has handled a number of appeals in the Second District Court of Appeal.  He served as President of the Santa Monica Bar Association during 2001 – 2002.

     Mr. Light earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1982 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1985.  He became a member of the California Bar in December of that year.  After law school, Mr. Light spent one year as a clerk for the Honorable Donald N. Gates, Justice of the California Court of Appeal in Los Angeles.

Bruce Alan Gilbert

     BRUCE ALAN GILBERT is Of Counsel to the Firm.  Mr. Gilbert graduated from Whittier Law School in Los Angeles in 1985.  He was admitted to the California Bar in December of that year.  Mr. Gilbert began practicing as a research attorney for the Honorable Lynn D. Compton at the California Court of Appeal in Los Angeles.  When Justice Compton retired in 1990, he continued his work at the Court of Appeal for the Honorable Michael G. Nott.  He has worked in private practice since 1991.


     The Law Offices of Harold J. Light works with talented, experienced attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants in providing exceptional legal services to its clients.  The Firm also works closely with a network of experienced legal practitioners in other areas of law including municipal, corporate, transactional entertainment, multimedia and intellectual property, transactional real estate, labor and employment, probate, and taxation.  The Firm calls upon such practitioners if and when required to handle the needs of Firm clients.