Leslie Steven Marks
Leslie Steven Marks – Retired
Litigation Partner

Leslie Steven Marks is a former partner of the firm and managed the firm’s litigation department. Mr. Marks currently serves as a full time “Neutral” in connection with disputes involving construction, real estate, business, commercial and consumer claims and litigation. Mr. Marks is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and a mediator with Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC). Mr. Marks frequently lectures on real estate and construction law to the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and numerous trade and non-profit organizations. He has also published several articles on related topics.

  • Aas v. Superior Court (2000) 24 Cal. 4th 627 as Amicus Curiae on behalf of the League of California Homeowners.
  • Conversion Experience, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, November 2007 Cover Article
  • Wake-Up Call, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, 22nd Annual Real Estate Ed. 2007
  • Defective Solutions, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, 18th Annual Real Estate Ed. 2003
  • Condolences – Standing to Sue in Construction Defect Litigation, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, 10th Annual Real Estate Ed. 1995
  • Building a Construction Defect Case, Lawyers World, September, October 1995
  • Condominium Association Directors at Risk – Suggestions for Avoiding Personal Tort Liability, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, 5th Annual Real Estate Ed. 1990
  • Juris Doctor (1980), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California; Dean’s Honor List
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1977), University of California, Los Angeles, California; Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member of the State Bar of California

  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member of the Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Arbitrator – AAA Construction, Commercial, Consumer, and Large Complex Panels since 2002; Former arbitrator for the CSLB
  • Mediator – ARC mediator for construction, real estate and business disputes since 2019
  • Listed in California Super Lawyers (2012-2016, 2018-2022)
  • Legal columnist – California Homeowner, official publication of the League of California Homeowners (published quarterly)

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