Profile: Joe Escalante is a California attorney, plays bass for the Vandals and owns Kung Fu records. He routinely dispenses free legal advice via Free Joe on the LegalZoom Facebook page and the entertainment legal advice call-in radio program, “Barely Legal Radio.” Joe received his B.A. from UCLA and his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles with a focus on antitrust litigation. He has 18 years of experience as an entertainment attorney in Hollywood and has spent 30 years in the music, film, and television business. Joe is semi-retired from the practice of law, but remains an active member of the California State Bar and serves as a judge pro tem for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County.
Posts by Joe Escalante:
- Something was in my McDonald’s coffee. What do I do?
- The seller of my house neglected to fix the central air as promised. Can I sue?
- Is it illegal to use a taser or stun gun in self-defense?
- Can an employer cut salary and benefits with the promise of reinstating when the economy gets “better”?
- Can I get reimbursed for unused vacation time?
- Can We Challenge Our Bank for Overcharging on Overdraft Fees?
- What Can I Do if My Sister Does Not Disclose Our Deceased Mother’s Estate With Me?
- Will My Music Be Protected with a Copyright?
- What Business Costs Can I Deduct on My Taxes?
- Can a landlord harass me after they served me with a 30-day eviction notice?