Cheryl Priest Ainsworth, Esq.
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Cheryl Priest Ainsworth is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. Her practice involves business, entertainment, employment, intellectual property, and real estate disputes, among others.
Ms. Ainsworth represents plaintiffs and defendants in diverse industries including film, music, professional sports, fashion, warehousing and distribution, commercial real estate, and technology. Her experience includes: serving as first-chair trial counsel; prevailing over two large international firms on two dispositive motions for a warehousing and distribution company in a multi-million dollar case involving business torts, breach of contract, unfair competition, defamation, and misappropriation of trade secrets; litigating matter to a complete trial victory with an award of damages against multi-platinum rap artist, Lil Wayne; defeating a Motion for Summary Adjudication brought by the Michael Jackson Estate against her client, Michael Jackson’s former manager, in a music royalties dispute; obtaining an injunction and seizure order on behalf of National Football League Properties against purveyors of counterfeit NFL merchandise; and serving as a temporary Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney in East Los Angeles.
Ms. Ainsworth joined RosenSaba, LLP in 2017. She began her career in Florida, serving as a business and employment litigator at Holland & Knight. In 2007, she left Holland & Knight to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles office, working on some of the largest cases in the nation.
Every year since 2013, Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine have named her a Super Lawyer Rising Star in business litigation, and listed her among the best Women Lawyers in Southern California.
Ms. Ainsworth graduated first in her class and Order of the Coif from the University of Florida College of Law. She served as Senior Symposium Editor of the Florida Law Review, which published her article, ‘Civil Procedure: the Right to Sue Under Section 1983,’ 55 Fla. L. Rev. 753 (2003). Ms. Ainsworth also attended graduate school at the top-rated University of Florida College of Journalism, where she served as a features reporter for news/sports radio station, WRUF. Her undergraduate degree, also from the University of Florida, is in Political Science, a subject about which she remains passionate – almost as passionate as she is about the Gators.