Personal Email: draikins@adr.llc 

Office Phone Number: 877-495-4529


Education Degrees & Background:

BA & MA, California State University, Los Angeles.

 (Political Science)

Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Political Science

JD, Western State University, College of Law, Fullerton, California.

Professional Legal Membership Associations:

California State Bar (1991)

(Section: Employment Law Section)

California State Supreme Court

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)

Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)

Litigation Practice: 1991-2016:

Major Areas of Law Practice:

1991-1995--Real Estate Defense: Litigating, Defending & Mediating

Real Estate Fraud, Real Estate Purchase Issues, Landlord

Tenancy Law and criminal defense.

1996-2016--Representing Plaintiffs in all Employment Law Issues & PI

1996-2001--Police Malpractice Issues

2001-2016--Elder Law Issues.

2001-2016 Representing Educators in Employment, Hearings,

License Issues & Student Issues.

 Published Appellate Cases:

De Tie v. Orange County Sheriff Dept.

(1998, 9th Cir.) 152 F.3d 1109

Gardenhire v. Los Angeles Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

(2000) 85 Cal.App.236

Williams v. Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

(2004) 121 Cal.App.4th 708

Mediation Training:

Completed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution,

Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California 42 Hours:

“Mediating the Litigated Case”

(A Sophisticated Six Day Program for Experienced Litigators)

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, California:

Completed 30 Hours “Basic Mediation Training”

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Completed 18 Hours “Advanced Mediation Skills Practicum” 

Completed Learning Tree, 40 Hour Course 294:

“Influence Skills: Getting Results Without Direct Authority,”

Learning Tree Center, New York.

Mediation Practice: 2016-present;

Areas of Mediation:

Employment Law

Personal Injury

Real Estate

Elder Law

Education & School Issues

Education Credentials Presently Held:

Approved State Bar MCLE Courses in Implicit Bias Training

State Bar Certificate Approval Number: 18810

California Community Colleges Credential:

—Instructor Credentials--Lifetime

California Community College Credential:

—Chief Administrative Officer Credential--Lifetime

California Community College Credential:

__Community College Supervisor Credential

California Community College Credential:

__Real Estate Credential-Lifetime

Articles and Publications by Lenton Aikins:

Aikins, Lenton, Democracy and Despair in Latin America (1972) Ph.D. (Doctoral dissertation) Available UMI Dissertation Services, 777 Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor Michigan 48106-1346, UMI Dissertation Services.

Aikins, Lenton, While African Americans Slept: Leadership by Parasites, (2008), Canyon County, California, Zit Publishers, Inc.

Aikins, Lenton “Lessons of the Angela Davis Case,” Black World, March 1971, pp. 79-83.

Aikins, Lenton, “Self-Determination and Nation Building,” Black World,” November 1971, pp.23, 29, 53.

Johnson, Kenneth F. (In Collaboration with Lenton Aikins, Graduate Student at the University of Southern California), “The 1966 and 1970 Elections in Guatemala: A Comparative Analysis,” World Affairs, A Quarterly Review of International Problems, V. 134, Number 1 (Summer 1971), pp. 34-50.

Professional Education Employment Experience:

Full Time Positions: 

Assistant Professor: California State University—Northridge

Compton Community College: Dean Academic Affair

Part Time Positions:

El Camino College, Introduction to Political Science.

California State University-Fullerton: Lecturer—Real Estate Practices

California State University, San Marcos--Business Law

Santa Ana College, Rancho Santiago Lecturer—Real Estate Law

Ethnic and Community Bar Associations Memberships:

Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA)

Asian Pacific Women Lawyers’ Alliance (APAWLA)

Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles

Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

Italian American Bar Association (IABA)

John M. Langston Bar Association

Korean American Bar Association (KABA)

Los Angeles Jewish Bar Association

Mexican American Bar Association (MABA)

Southern California Chinese Association Bar

Thai American Bar Association (TABA)

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)

Non-Legal Business Experience: (1978-1990)

Fountain Valley and Orange, California

Allstate Realtors & Great Homes Realtors, Real Estate Brokerage

Real Estate & Insurance School Approved by California Vocational Dept.

Employing Broker—Supervising from 21-27 Sales Associates

Member of Huntington Beach-Fountain Valley Board of Realtors’

Million Dollar Club for Personal Real Estate Sales of One Million (1978),

Two Million (1979) and One Million (1980).

Real Estate & Insurance License Training School Training School:

Lenton Aikins Schools:

Former California Vocational Education Approved School

Community Membership Organizations:

NAACP—Lifetime Member

Community Activity:

Former Chair, NAACP, Long Beach Legal Redress Committee

Founder--Orange County Academic Booster Movement

Charter President of Edison High School Academic Booster Club

Topics Dr. Aikins Speaks on:

Implicit Bias

Four Faces of Mediation

Ethnic Progress & Coming to America

What Happened to Civics & the American Creed?


Available upon request.




Dr. Aikins is based in Los Angeles County, California. Dr. Aikins fees are $6500.00 daily for mediating Employment Law & Civil Rights Cases up to ten hours spent in reviewing materials submitted and mediating, commencing usually at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All day mediations include a working lunch where each side is offered lunch during the mediation. One half-day mediation is $3500.00, commencing at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 2:00 p.m. or commencing at 2:00 p.m. and concluding at 6:00 p.m.  Additional hours spent in mediation is $650.00 per hour. (More than one plaintiff and/or defendant per side, add $1500.00 per day or $750.00 per 1/2 day and $700.00 per hour.) Unless otherwise specifically agreed upon in writing, all fees will be equally split by between and/or among the parties.

Dr. mediates anywhere in California. However, if he has to make arrangements for facilities where mediation is to be held outside of Los Angeles and Santa Ana and San Diego additional charges may apply for securing facilities if the parties can not host the mediation at one of their locations. Mediations are routinely held Downtown Los Angeles at 725 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 400  at the American Arbitration Association and other locations mutually agreed upon by the parties. Also, mediations in San Diego are usually held downtown San Diego in a Regus Suites facility. Please note that if the a mediation is successfully completed prior to the time agree upon (full day or one-half day), there will be no refund for an early ompletion of the mediaiton.