background

As a mediator, Leonard Levy explores the issues and goals of the parties, and facilitates their reaching an agreement which is a “win-win” result for all parties to the dispute. His legal and mediation experience and training, as well as his excellent interpersonal skills, patience and tenacity mean that he brings to the mediation process those tools necessary to facilitate settlements. Len explores all issues necessary to achieve settlement, many of which may not be addressed at all in a litigation context, and many of which may not have been apparent to the parties themselves.

Leonard S. Levy has been an attorney for 40 years, admitted to practice in California since December, 1973. In that capacity, Mr. Levy has represented a variety of businesses, including insurance companies (liability carriers, sureties, title insurance companies, fidelity bond carriers, automobile insurers), real estate developers, contractors, banks and other financial institutions, landlords and tenants, medical practitioners, and a variety of other businesses in numerous litigated and non litigated matters.

Mr. Levy is currently on the Commercial and Construction Arbitration Panels of the American Arbitration Association, as well as Arbitration and Mediation Panel of ADR Services, Inc., where he mediates and arbitrates matters throughout the United States in a variety of legal areas, including business, labor and employment, construction, personal injury, product liability, landlord tenant, property owners’ associations, real estate, corporate and partnership dissolution, insurance (surety, fidelity, title, automobile, general liability, and others), collections, loan and mortgage issues, complex litigation matters, professional liability (including legal malpractice, medical malpractice, and professional liability in a variety of other areas). He also serves as a panel arbitrator and mediator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Panel.

Contact

Leonard S. Levy A Professional Corp.

Address: 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 250, Los Angeles, California 90067

Phone: 818-319-4653

E-mail: lslevy@lenlevymediate.com

Website: http://lenlevymediate.com/

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Los Angeles County

Ventura County

Orange County

Mediation/Collaborative Law Training

Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute, Mediation Training (1998)

Negotiating the Litigated Case, California Academy of Mediation Professionals (1999)

Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution, California Academy of Mediation Professionals (2000)

Attorney/Client Fee Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services (2000)

Mediating Workplace Employment Disputes, Southern California Mediation Association (2001)

Numerous advanced mediation trainings from 2001-present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Panel Member, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Panel Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Vice-chair of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Service

Former Board Member and Vice-president, Southern California Mediation Association

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyer in the field of Mediation and Arbitration for 2014 and 2015

Certificates of Appreciation from the Los Angeles Superior and Municipal Courts for volunteer services as a settlement officer as part of the Valley Associated Settlement Team (VAST), and as a mediator

Certificate of Appreciation Los Angeles Superior Court for service as Temporary Judge.

Invited participant, 2002, 2003 Masters’ Forum Conference for Experienced Neutrals.

Scholarly Lectures and Published Works

Author:

“Disclosure Doubts… Mediation Parties Must Decide How Much to Divulge” (Los Angeles Daily Journal, Feb. 23, 2000)

“Top 10 (Plus 1) Tips: How to Enhance Your Chances for a Successful Mediation” (Verdicts & Settlements, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Jan. 18, 2002)

“An Attitude Adjustment Can Get You Further in Court-Ordered Mediation” (San Francisco Daily Journal, Jun. 21, 2004)
Co-Author “Pros and Cons of Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation” presented at Nevada Construction Law Seminar, 2001

“Mediator: Not to Be Confused With a Burned Out Litigator” (Fall 2004)

The ‘Standard’ Release Poses a Trap for the Unwary Lawyer (Daily Journal, Dec. 20, 2005)

Mission: Mediation (Daily Journal, Jan. 15, 2008)

When Winning is Losing (Daily Journal, Jul. 3, 2008)

Set Asides and Set Backs (June 2009)

The view from the other side (Advocate, Oct. 2009)

Seminars, California Academy of Mediation Professionals “Negotiating the Litigated Case” (1999);

California Academy of Mediation Professionals “Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution” (2000);

Dispute Resolution Services “Attorney/Client Fee Dispute Resolution” (2000);

SCMA “Mediating Workplace Employment Disputes” (2001);

SCMA 12th through 17th Annual Interactive Conferences (2000 through 2005);

Beverly Hills Bar Association, “Negotiate Like the Winners” (2010)