Leonard L. Gumport

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Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Gumport Law Firm, PC
 | 225 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-432-7283
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (50%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Leonard L. Gumport has served as counsel to bankruptcy trustees, public entities, and creditors, and has also served as a bankruptcy trustee, SIPC trustee, bankruptcy examiner, provisional director. He has also served as a mediator of disputes in federal district court, bankruptcy court, and state court. He has more than 35 years of experience as a litigator, and more than 20 years of experience as a mediator. He is admitted to practice in Alaska, California, the 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. 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. He is a member of the Insolvency Law Committee of the California Lawyers Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Bankruptcy
    • 50%Bankruptcy
    • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Bankruptcy Law, Mediation

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Leonard Gumport

    Admitted: 1979, California

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University (2nd & 3rd years)
    • 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
    • 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
    • "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Insolvency Law Committee of California Lawyers Association, 2019
    • 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 - member of panel of mediators of U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2009-present), 2019
    • Panel Mediator - member of panel of mediators of U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of Calif., 1996-present, 2019

    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
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    Phone: 626-432-7283

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    Last Updated: 10/31/2019

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