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Stephen A. Lenske

Lenske & Lenske
A Law Corporation
Warner Atrium
Suite 315
6400 Canoga Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367-2491

Phone: (818) 716-1444
             
E-mail: slenske@lenskelaw.com
Fax:      (818) 883-9260

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Civil litigation in State and Federal Courts and at times serving as outside general counsel overseeing civil cases throughout the U.S. and Europe; gaming related civil litigation and game licensing in State, Federal, and Tribal venues; extensive experience in ADR as court appointed judicial arbitrator, State Bar appointed fee arbitrator and Superior Court Judge Pro Tem.
 
EXPERIENCE:
Lenske & Lenske,
Woodland Hills, California
February 1981 to present
Founding partner in law firm representing individuals, associations, and corporations in civil litigation in state courts, federal courts, foreign courts, and administrative agencies involving general business, real estate, intellectual property, corporate, personal injury, American with Disabilities Act, and gaming related matters including game classification under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and state licensing issues; serving as outside general counsel for companies supervising litigation both locally, nationally as well as in foreign jurisdictions.
 
Law Offices of Karno & Schwartz
Encino, California
February 1977 to January 1981
Senior litigation attorney handling civil litigation involving real estate, business, corporate, tax issues in U.S. Tax Court, mobile home park cases, and supervising litigation of local counsel in foreign state cases.
 
Richards, Watson, Dreyfus and Gershon
Los Angeles, California
October 1972 to January 1977
Associate attorney handling corporate, real estate, and civil litigation for individuals, corporate, and municipal clients of the law firm.
 
U.S. Army January1965 to May 1996
  • Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • Active duty - Jan. 1969 to Oct. 1972
  • Reserve duty - Jan. 1965 to Jan. 1969, Oct. 1972 to May 1996 - Colonel (Ret.)
Military justice, general legal assistance, administrative law, military justice trial team commander (1990 to 1993) and Assistant General Counsel at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland (1993 to 1996).
 
Reported Case Decision
Diamond Game Enterprises, Inc. v. Janet Reno, 230 F.3d (D.C. Cir 2000)
 
JUDICIAL AND ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE:
Judge Pro Tem 1977 to 2002
Los Angeles Municipal and Superior Courts
Los Angeles, California
Assigned cases in unlawful detainer, small claims, small claims appeals, and civil short cause matters.
 
Judicial Arbitrator 1981 to 2013
Los Angeles Superior Court
Los Angeles, California
Assigned cases in general business, corporate, real estate, and personal injury matters.
 
Attorney Fee Arbitrator 2006 to present
California State Bar, Los Angeles, California
Assigned mandatory attorney fee arbitration cases.
 
BAR ADMISSIONS:
State Bar of California.........................................................................January 1969
United States Supreme Court..........................................................July 1975 U.S.
Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit.......................................................August 1985 U.S.
Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit...........................................................May 1999 U.S.
District Court, Central District of California.............................January 1969 U.S.
District Court, Southern District of California.............................March 1997 U.S.
District Court, Northern District of California...............................June 1998 U.S.
District Court, Southern District of New York...............................June 1998 U.S.
District Court, District of Columbia, Oregon...........................October 1998 U.S.
District Court, District of Western Texas........................................April 1999 U.S.
District Court, District of Kansas..........................................November 2000 U.S.
District Court, District of Kansas..........................................November 2000 U.S.
District Court, District of Nevada...............................................October 2001 U.S.
Tax Court..............................................................................................May 1974 U.S.
Court of Military Appeals...................................................................April 1969 U.S.
Court of Military Review..............................................................................July 1992
Supreme Court of the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma..........................May 2007
 
BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS:
American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
 
Loyola University of Los Angeles, School of Law
Los Angeles, California
May 1968
  • Juris Doctor Degree
  • Law Review Staff - 1967-1968
 
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
May 1965
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree In Political Science
 
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION and COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Martindale and Hubble AV rated. Recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2007 & 2008 for business and civil litigation. Elected in the 2002 City elections to the Los Angeles City chartered 25 member West Hills Neighborhood Council and served as president from 2006 to 2012.

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