Leonard L. Gumport

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Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Gumport Law Firm, PC
 | 225 South Lake Avenue, Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-432-7283
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Leonard L. Gumport focuses on bankruptcy and business litigation, including litigation and investigations involving allegations of financial fraud and government corruption. He has served as counsel to bankruptcy trustees, public entities, and creditors, and has also served as a bankruptcy trustee, SIPC trustee, bankruptcy examiner and provisional director. With more than 35 years of experience as a litigator, he is admitted to practice in Alaska, California, District of Columbia and New York. He has argued appellate matters in the California Court of Appeal, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has served as trial counsel in bankruptcy court, federal district court, and state court.

Mr. Gumport received his undergraduate degree from Yale and his law degree from Columbia Law School. In addition to his practice, he has more than 20 years experience as a mediator. He is a member of the panel of mediators of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of of California.  Cases mediated by him include civil government enforcement proceedings, bankruptcy-related disputes, and litigation under consumer protection statutes. For the one-year periods 2014-2015 and 2016-2017, the ADR Program of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California gave him the award for the Mediator Who Conducted the Mediation with the Most Parties Which Settled. He has also served as a lawyer representative to the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference and as chair of the Federal Courts Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (50%): Bankruptcy Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%): Mediation

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Leonard Gumport

Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage: www.gumportlaw.com/attorneys/leonard-gumport/

Honors/Awards:

  • Mediator Who Conducted the Mediation with the Most Parties Which Settled (ADR Program of U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California) - for the one-year period 2016-2017, ADR Program of U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, 2017
  • Mediator Who Conducted the Mediation with the Most Parties Which Settled (ADR Program, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California) - for the one-year period 2014-2015, ADR Program, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, 2015
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University (2nd & 3rd years)
  • "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1980
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Chair, Federal Courts Committee, Los Angeles County Bar
  • California, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1980
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Los Angeles Receivers Forum
  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1980
  • Alaska, 2008
  • Member, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • District of Columbia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1980

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Panel Mediator, U.S. District Court for Central District of California , 2012
  •   Mediator, United States District Court, Central District of California Mediator, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, "The Bankruptcy Examiner," 20 Cal. Bankr. J. 71, 1992
  • Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1998-2000
  • "Public Corruption: Maximizing Remedies" at the annual meeting conference of the County Counsels' Association of California

Representative Clients:

  • County of San Bernardino v. Walsh, 158 Cal. App. 4th 533, 2008
  • In re Thrifty Oil Co., 205 B.R. 1009, Bkrptcy. S. D. Cal., Feb 20, 1997
  • In re Intermagnetics America, Inc., 926 F.2d 912, (9th Cir. (Cal.)) (NO. 90-55160), Feb 26, 1991

Educational Background:

  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972
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Office Location for Leonard L. Gumport

225 South Lake Avenue
Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: 626-432-7283

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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