Lenton Aikins

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4401 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90807
USA
877-495-4529

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Description of Practice

Dr. Aikins preparation for mediation includes his background as an educator, a college dean, a real estate broker with over 300 listing and sales of homes that involved win-win mediations, twenty-five plus years of law practice and trials in the areas of employment law, real estate, personal injury, police misconduct and twelve criminal trials since 1991. His education includes a B.A. and MA in Political Science from California State University, Los Angeles, an Earned Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and a J.D. Degree from Western States University College of Law.

Professional Background

His preparation to become a mediator includes completion of Pepperdine University’ s Straus Mediation Course, “Mediating the Litigated Case,” “Basic Mediation Course of 30 Hours” from Los Angeles Bar Association, and an “18 Hour of Practicum” course from the Los Angeles Bar Association and many other ADR/mediation sessions at conventions. He has counseled hundreds of college students, mediated real estate matters and voluntarily mediated employment cases.

Approach

Dr. Aikins approaches each mediation with specific and flexible plans to get the job done. Ultimately, Dr. Aikins believes that when parties find themselves in litigation, it is best to focus on the positive and to constantly remind the parties that they are different sides of the same coin and despite the frequent power imbalance they may have come to the table, “in different ships but they are all in the same boat now.” 1 1.Attributable to Rev. Jessie Jackson.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Bullying
  • Civil (general)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Real Estate
  • School/Education
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.