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Lawrence Hales

Attorney at Law

Whatever your legal needs or questions are, I am here to help. I am a general practice lawyer that take great pride in providing the very best legal representation. I have been practicing law in the Antelope Valley since 1995 specializing in business law, landlord/tenant, civil litigation, criminal law and minor offenses such as traffic. In addition to helping individuals, I handle jury and bench trials for other attorneys. Whether you're an individual or an attorney, providing you with the best representation for your case is my number one priority.

Experience

Attorney at Law

Since Jun '80 - Present
Specializing in Jury and Bench Trials for other Attorneys.  Practice has included business litigation, civil litigation, criminal defense, Unlawful Detainers, family law and general practice.

Law Professor

Layton School of Law, Aug '99 - Present

Civil Procedure, Corporations I, and Corporations II and Computer and Cyber Law.

 

Adjunct Professor

Antelope Valley Community College, Jan '98 - Present

Professor of Business Law

Education

Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution

Legal Specialty Training

Pepperdine University School of Law, Pepperdine, CA Jun '04

 

Juris Doctorate (Law)

Washington College of Law, Washington DC Jun '80

Clerked with the U. S. Civil Rights Commission and with the Federal National Mortgage Association.

 

Bachelor of Science

Finance with minors in Economics & Accounting

American University, Washington, DC May '77

Awards & Commendations

U. S. Congress Certificate of Special Recognition 1999

U. S. House of Representatives Certificate of Special Recognition 2002

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition (U.S.) 2002

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition (U.S.) 1998

State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition 2001

California Superior Court Certificate of Appreciation 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Los Angeles Superior Court Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer Services 2007

California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition 2002

California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition 2001

California State Senate Certificate of Recognition 2000

California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition 1999

County of Los Angeles Commendation 2002

City of Lancaster Recognition of Service 2002

County of Los Angeles Commendation 2000

City of Palmdale Commendation 1995

City of Lancaster Recognition of Service 1999

City of Los Angeles Commendation 1999

Community Involment

President, Quartz Hill Town Counsel

President Kosovo Refugee Relief Fund (A Red Cross Affiliate)

Councilman, Quartz Hill Town Counsel

President, Lane Park Board

President Antelope Valley Bar Association

Current & Former Clients

County of Los Angeles

Wells Fargo Bank

City National Bank

First Interstate Bank,

California Trust Bank

South Trust Bank of Florida

Cal Trust Bank

City of Palmdale

Noteworthy Accomplishments

As part of a venture capital team, I helped finance the first cell phone site in America.

While working for the Federal National Mortgage Association, played a small role in creating

the subprime mortgage pools which later caused the almost complete melt down of the world economy.

Won the West Coast Regional Humor Championship and played at the New Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas.

Sponsored EMT electro shock machines for the Antelope Valley Courthouse

Other Experience & Education

Education in Legal Ethics, Bench Conduct and Demeanor/Elimination of Bias - for Bench Officers

Judicial Officers Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment-Compliance with Government Code 12950.1

Pepperdine University School of Law - Negotiating the Litigated Case

Appellate Practice for the General Practitioner

Temporary Judge Training Program

Cross Cultural Skills Training for Bench Officers

 

Get in Touch

(661) 723-5530

 

(661) 723-5530

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