Two Cozen O'Connor attorneys made recently appeared on Philadelphia television and radio stations. Member Justin B. Wineburgh was interviewed on ABC affiliate WPVI's Action News, discussing a recent statement made by recording artist Kid Rock regarding his boycott of iTunes. His interview appeared during the program's "Right Now on the 'Net" segment, hosted by Erin O’Hearn. Wineburgh also appeared with firm Associate J. Scott Tarbutton on the 2nd Annual John DeBella Veterans' Radiothon, hosted by WMGK 102.9 and held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The event raised money for the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center (PVMSEC). Tarbutton and Wineburgh discussed the firm's Cozen's Soldiers Initiative, in which employees in several firm offices donate items for care packages sent to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the program’s inception, Cozen O’Connor employees have sent more than five tons of supplies to soldiers overseas.
Wineburgh, head of the firm’s sports and entertainment practice area, counsels clients in the entertainment industry in the U.S. and abroad. He represents clients in the film, television, music, news media and sports industries in complex tort, commercial, defamation, privacy, corporate, employment and intellectual property matters. Wineburgh has represented talent, writers, distributors, retailers, managers, agents, producers, music engineers, production companies and artists in a variety of matters, including litigation, contract negotiations, transactional matters and pre-litigation counseling, and has also served as production counsel for a number of films.
Wineburgh is a member of the American, Pennsylvania (Sports and Entertainment Law Committee) and Florida Bar Associations, the sports and entertainment law section of The Florida Bar, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Philadelphia VIP and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., as well as a member of the advisory board of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor of entertainment law at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. He is active in numerous civic organizations, serves as a mentor to law students and newly admitted attorneys, and regularly handles pro bono matters for a variety of organizations. He has been named a Pennsylvania "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by American Lawyer Media and was also selected as a Widener University School of Law Alumni Spotlight Honoree, an award given to four alumni of the law school each year. In addition, in 2007 and 2008, Wineburgh was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Law and Politics, ranking him as among the top 5% of attorneys in the state.
Wineburgh earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Lafayette College (B.A., 1994) and his law degree from Widener University School of Law (J.D., 1997), where he was editor/administrative board member of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a member of Phi Delta Phi, Harrington Inn, Honor Chapter. He served as a judicial intern to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and as a law clerk for the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
Tarbutton joined the firm's Philadelphia office in September 2001 and concentrates his practice in subrogation and recovery matters. Tarbutton created and organized the Cozen’s Soldiers program, which was launched in January 2005. The aim is to identify Cozen employees who have family members or close friends in the military fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Once identified, Tarbutton, who had sent many care packages while his brother was serving in Iraq, had the idea to send care packages to the soldiers, including cards and letters thanking them for their patriotism and military service.
Tarbutton is a graduate of Fordham University (B.A., 1993) and the Catholic University Columbus School of Law (J.D., 2001), where he was a member of The Catholic Law Review.