Copyright Attorney Dana LeJune
When Dana LeJune was asked by a former personal injury client, a photographer, to help when his work was used without his consent, it set in motion a copyright infringement practice that has spanned three decades and helped many dozens of artists protect their work. Mr. LeJune combines his skills as an exceptional trial lawyer with a deep understanding of what is right for his artist clients.
Mr. LeJune became board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law in 1991, and has maintained that certification ever since.
Mr. LeJune is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell® — the premiere rating by the oldest and most respected legal professional evaluator in America.
He is the “recommended attorney” for the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, and has represented many members of that organization.
Mr. LeJune is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts as well as all four federal districts of Texas. He is also admitted to practice in the following federal courts around the nation:
- Western Districts of Tennessee
- Western District of Michigan
- District of Colorado
- Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
- Northern District of Indiana
- District of Nebraska
- Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
- Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
- Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
- U.S. Supreme Court
During various periods over the years, Mr. LeJune has been a member of the following professional organizations:
- Houston Bar Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
- National Employment Law Association
- State Bar College of Texas
In 1998, the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee appointed him to sit on the District 4E-15 Panel in preliminary judgment of grievances filed by consumers against local attorneys through the year 2001, and in 2001 he was elected chairman of that committee and served in that capacity until term limits applied in 2003.
Diverse civil trial practice
Over his storied legal career, Mr. LeJune has litigated and tried a myriad of civil litigation:
- Copyright infringement & Lanham Act
- Designers and design firms
- Public relations firms
- Advertising agencies
- Breach of contract
- Unfair competition
- Labor and employment
- Wrongful termination
- Age, race and sex discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Hostile work environment
- Quid pro quo retaliatory discharge
- Labor code
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Whistle-blower cases
- Consumer law and deceptive trade practice
- Home and car defects and “rip-offs”
- Personal injury
- Automobile collisions
- Product liability (defective products)
- Nonsubscriber workplace injuries (on-the-job injuries where the employer does not have workers compensation insurance)
- Premises liability
- Inadequate security
- Slip/trip and falls
- Professional negligence
- Medical malpractice
- Architectural malpractice
- Accounting malpractice
- Legal malpractice
Intellectual property speaker
In 2009 he authored and presented, “Copyright for the General Practitioner… Oops!” to the Houston Bar Association and to a Communications Law class at University of Houston.
Commitment to the community
Mr. LeJune has sat on various charitable and corporate boards, including those of local public radio stations.
He has been married to Tammy Lynn Forbes for many wonderful years and has three children, all of whom received a Catholic education through middle school.