Lee B. Ackerman

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Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Lee B. Ackerman
 | 800 W 6th St, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 310-990-2290
Fax: 818-337-7287
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Appellate (10%)
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    At the Law Offices of Lee B. Ackerman, Lee B. Ackerman is a business litigation and professional liability attorney. With almost five decades of experience, he represents clients in California with a focus on the Los Angeles area. He also manages matters of appellate law and estate and trust litigation, and for his high ethical standards and a long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Ackerman attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland before earning a Bachelor of Arts with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. A year later, he graduated from the same school with his Master of Arts, then moved on to Loyola Law School. In 1976, he graduated manga cum laude with his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was Articles and Ninth Circuit Editor for the Loyola Law Review and a Jessup International Moot Court Finalist.

    A member of the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Mr. Ackerman’s previous clients include Beverly Hot Springs, Inc., Heers Management Co., Inc., New Era Group, Inc., MugShots Coffee, LLC and Strong House Training, LLC. He is admitted to practice in the state of California.

    To give back to his community through volunteer work, Mr. Ackerman is co-chairman and director of 5225 Guild, former president of the Cabrito Foundation and director for New Directions for Youth, Inc. He also serves as the president of the Complex Litigation Inn of Court’s Los Angeles Chapter.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 30%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
    • 30%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Legal Malpractice, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Will Contests, Non-Compete Agreements, Appeals

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    Super Lawyers: 2021

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    About Lee Ackerman

    Admitted: 1976, California

    Honors/Awards:

    • Magna Cum Laude, Loyola LS, 1976
    • Rated AV Pre-Eminent, Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • LACBA Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Director, co-chairman of 5225 Guild
    • Director, New Directions for Youth, Inc.
    • Director, immediate past president of Cabrito Foundation

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Verdict - Business litigation involving Korean hot springs with value of $10M  , 2008
    • Settlement of trust beneficiary's claims for $465,000 , 2018
    • Settlement of Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty claims against Mammoth HOA; $60,000 in damages, settlement amount $400,000., 2019
    • Settlement of legal malpractice claims for $565,000 (policy limits), 2020
    • Settlement of Legal Malpractice Claim/Cross-complaint for unpaid fees and costs: $350,000 payment of legal malpractice claim, dismissal of $90,000 attorney's fees cross-complaint, 2020

    Representative Clients:

    • Heers Management Co., Inc.
    • Beverly Hot Springs, Inc.
    • New Era Group, Inc. Strong House Training, LLC MugShots Coffee, LLC  

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • President, Los Angeles Chapter of Complex Litigation Inn of Court

    Educational Background:

    • Loyola of Los Angeles Law School, Graduated Magna Cum Laude; Jessup International Moot Court Finalist; Articles and Ninth Circuit Editor, Loyola Law Review; Clerk, Justice Clarke Stephens, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, 1976
    • University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1970-1971; High First); University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A., with high honors, 1972; M.A., 1973); Loyola University of Los Angeles (J.D., magna cum laude, 1976).

    Industry Groups

    • Appellate
    • Partnerships
    • Probate And Trust
    • Real Property
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    Office Location for Lee B. Ackerman

    800 W 6th St
    Suite 500
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Phone: 310-990-2290

    Fax: 818-337-7287

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