Courtney L. Puritsky

    • Hobbies: Courtney enjoys running, wine tasting, hiking, and date nights with her husband.
    • Favorite TV Shows: Better Call Saul, Top Chef, Last Week Tonight, Seinfeld, and the Amazing Race
    • Favorite Breakfast Spots: Food LA, More than Waffles, Bread & Porridge, Catalina Kitchen, Main Street Farmer's Market

Courtney L. Puritsky

Courtney is a partner whose practice focuses on business litigation, with an emphasis on “business divorces,” breach of contract, and fraud.  Courtney also represents clients in entertainment and real property disputes, as well as healthcare disputes.  Her clients include musicians, producers/directors, medical groups and doctors, lawyers, software designers, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and investors. As part of her experience on these winning cases, Courtney has developed significant experience in judgment enforcement and collections, including conducting debtor examinations and other strategies and techniques for collecting civil judgments.

As part of her experience on winning cases, Courtney has developed significant experience in judgment enforcement and collections, including conducting debtor examinations and other strategies and techniques for collecting civil judgments.

Courtney received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2007 and B.S. in Business Administration from University of Southern California in 2004.  She joined Grodsky & Olecki in 2007 and became a partner in 2017.  When not practicing law, Courtney enjoys running and spending time with her husband and two young daughters. 

Education

  • Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2007
  • University of Southern California, B.S. in Business Administration, 2004

Honors, Awards, and Affiliations

  • Named a Rising Star by Los Angeles Magazine each year of eligibility since 2014
  • Member of ProVisors
  • Mentoring Association of Mother Attorneys of Los Angeles, Member

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Obtained an arbitration award in favor of film and television company, which included injunctive relief, damages, and attorney's fees, in a high-value trademark infringement case.

Employment Law

  • Second-chaired a jury trial that defeated a former employee’s claims for partial ownership of the employer’s company, failure to pay wages, and breach of an agreement to pay the employee’s $80,000 business school tuition. Going further, proved client’s cross-claim for malicious prosecution, winning the client $258,000 in damages, attorneys' fees, and costs.
  • Assisted defeating plaintiff’s claim that he was entitled to a 10% commission on all sales the defendant made, forever – a claim valued at millions of dollars – on a directed verdict on the first day of trial.
     

Publications

  • Author: “Check Marks the Spot: Evaluating the Fundamental Right to Vote and Felon Disenfranchisement in the United States and Canada,” Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas, 2007