This is the property of the Daily Journal Corporation and fully protected by copyright. It is made available only to Daily Journal subscribers for personal or collaborative purposes and may not be distributed, reproduced, modified, stored or transferred without written permission. Please click "Reprint" to order presentation-ready copies to distribute to clients or use in commercial marketing materials or for permission to post on a website. and copyright (showing year of publication) at the bottom.

Community News

Mar. 16, 2023

Rocking for a Cause: Law Rocks Los Angeles sets the Bar High

This event marked the beginning of the 12th Annual Law Rocks World Tour, with its next California battle scheduled for April 20 in San Francisco at The Chapel

Thirteen bands of legal rock stars battled in a fierce, record-breaking event over two nights at the world-renowned Whisky a Go-Go on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip on March 10 and 11. This event marked the beginning of the 12th Annual Law Rocks World Tour, and it raised an $258,585 for charity, surpassing the previous record of $228,900 set in 2022.

Each band put on an electrifying performance that left the audience spellbound. The Big Wheels, featuring legal talent from Wheeler Bio, Allen Matkins, Stealth Bio were Friday’s big winner followed by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s band The Doughboys who took the Judges Choice Award on Friday. Saturday Winner, Privileged Communications featuring legal talent from Perkins Coie, took both the Judges’ Choice and Hustle and Heart Award.

The funds raised will go toward supporting various charitable causes, making a significant impact on the lives of those in need including The Access Project, Communities in Schools Los Angeles; Counsel for 2 Justice; Heart of Los Angeles; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Kids in Need of Defense; Music Movement; Music Will; Olive Crest; Operation Birthday; The Posse Foundation LA; Slave 2 Nothing Foundation; and the Transgender Law Center.

Both shows were hosted by comedian, writer, and producer Paul Costabile. To date, Law Rocks has toured 25 cities around the globe and has raised more than $5 million for charity.

The next battle in California is scheduled for April 20 in San Francisco at The Chapel. There you’ll be able to see The Recusals — the only band in the nation featuring seven federal judges from the Northern District of California Federal Court. More information about the San Francisco show can be found at


Douglas Saunders Sr.

Law firm business and community news

For reprint rights or to order a copy of your photo:

Email for prices.
Direct dial: 949-702-5390

Send a letter to the editor: