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James Hirsen, J.D., M.A. in Media Psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, international business attorney, news analyst, cultural commentator, and social media scholar.

Highly sought after for his expertise on a host of matters, and for his unique perspective through the lens of a moral universe, Hirsen has appeared on numerous television broadcast networks including NBC, ABC, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, CNN, HLN, CNBC, MSNBC, the BBC, Canada’s Sun News Network, and the Trinity Broadcast Network, as well as various streaming media venues including Newsmax TV and Dove TV.

He is also a frequent guest on broadcast, satellite, and Internet radio stations around the globe and is a well-known public speaker in the legal, business, news, entertainment, and faith communities.

In his enduring weekly column for, The Left Coast Report, Hirsen features his distinctive insight and commentary on the confluence of the entertainment, political, cultural, ideological, and social media worlds.

Hirsen, who served many years as a law professor at Trinity Law School and journalism professor at Biola University, is a member of the California and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations and has the distinction of having been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is additionally a lifetime member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and an active member of SAG/AFTRA, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the American Film Institute, the Worship Music Association, and the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel.

Before setting his sights on the legal, publishing, and communications worlds, Hirsen worked as a professional musician. He participated in numerous studio recordings, film scores, and performance events and was keyboardist for a number of years for one of the most legendary groups of all times, the Temptations.