LENTON AIKINS, Ph.D, J.D.

“The Professor”
ATTORNEY AT LAW, REAL ESTATE BROKER
 
FULL-TIME  MEDIATOR
 
MISSION STATEMENT:
 
 To ethically resolve cases and issues in the best interest of all sides and never lose sight of my bearings, common sense and integrity
 
Education Degrees & Background:
 
BA & MA, California State University, Los Angeles
(Political Science)
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Political Science)
JD, Western State University, College of Law
 
Education Credentials Presently Held:
 
California Community Colleges Credential
—Instructor Credentials
California Community College Credential
—Chief Administrative Officer Credential
California Community College Credential
__Community College Supervisor Credential
 
Professional Education Employment Experience:
 
Assistant Professor
 (Full Time)
California State University—Northridge
Lecturer—Real Estate Law & Practice (Part-Time)
California State University-Fullerton & San Marcos
Lecturer—Real Estate Law—(Part-Time)
Rancho Santiago Community College—Garden Grove Campus
Compton Community College
Dean Academic Affair
(Full Time)
 
Admitted to California State Bar--1991
California State Bar #: 154110 (Passed Cal. Bar First Time)
 
Aikins Law Firm
Senior Attorney.
Supervised Two Attorneys
Long Beach, California
(1991—2004 )
 
Aikins Law Firm
Sole Practitioner
Palmdale and Long Beach, California
(2009-2016)
 
Former Areas of Law Practice & Now Mediation Areas:
 
Employment Law
Real Estate
Elder Law
Personal Injury
Legal Malpractice
Police Misconduct
 
Appellate Case Publications:
 
De Tie v. Orange County Sheriff Dept.
(1998, 9th Cir.) 152 F.3d 1109
Gardenhire v. Los Angeles Housing Authority
(2000) 85 Cal.App.236
Williams v. Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
(2004) 121 Cal.App.4th 708
 
Professional Education: (Legal )
 
Completed Over 1500 Hundred MCLE Hours of Professional Education & Mediation
Completed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution,
“Mediating the Litigated Case”
(A Sophisticated Six Day Program for Experienced Litigators
Los Angeles County Bar Association,
Completed 30 Hours “Basic Mediation Training”
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Completed 18 Hours “Advanced Mediation Skills Practicum”
 
Professional Legal Membership Associations:
 
California State Bar
(Section: Employment Law Section)
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth District
United States District Court Central District of California
United States District Court, Southern District
Los Angeles California Bar Association (LACBA)
(Employment Law Section & Mediation Section)
California Employment Law Association (CELA)
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA)
Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
 
Non-Legal Business Experience:
 
Real Estate Licensed California Real Estate Broker
Broker’s License #00599003
Allstate Realtors & Great Homes Realtors
Real Estate & Insurance School Approved by California Vocational Dept.
(1978-1990)
Employing Broker—Supervising 21-27 Sales Associates
Real Estate & Insurance License Training School
(California Vocational Education Approved School)
Fountain Valley and Orange, California
(1979-1991)
 
Owner & Director
Academia de Idiomas
Nicoya, Guancaste, Costa Rica
Spanish –English Program
(2004-2008)
 
Community Membership Organizations:
 
NAACP—Lifetime Member
 
Community Activity::
 
Chair, NAACP, Long Beach Legal Redress Committee
(1998-2003)
Founder--Orange County Academic Booster Movement
(1983)
Charter President of Edison High School Academic Booster Club
(1983-1984)