Jocelyn (Josie) L. Leinart is an associate attorney in Munck Wilson Mandala’s entertainment and sports practice.
Josie’s legal career has involved her working on litigation matters, including drafting pleadings, motions, and settlement agreements, preparing discovery and handling negotiations with involved parties. She also supports clients in transactional and corporate law, and she will work in the firm’s entertainment and sports practices, helping the firm build business in the LA market.
Prior to her legal career, Josie worked as an actress (Josie Loren) on more than 23 professional television and film projects for various studios and networks including Paramount, Warner Brothers, ABC, NBC, Lifetime, Disney, and Nickelodeon. She is best known for her role as Kaylie Cruz in the ABC Family series Make It or Break It, and as FBI agent Michelle Vega in the CBS series The Mentalist.
Josie is fluent in Spanish. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School in LA where she was a member of the Evening Student Bar Association, a Class Representative, a Student Ambassador, and a Writing Tutor. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate degree, earning a B.A. in mass media communications.
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
2022 Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys
Los Angeles Business Journal
Lawyers to Keep on the Watch, 2021
Latino Leaders Magazine
Interviewed by CBS Television on College Football Coach Carousel – Josie, a member of the sports law team, was interviewed by CBS Austin on the college football coaching carousel. She commented on why coaches like Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly are switching teams and what factors weigh in college sports to cause these trends.