Resume of

Leslie D. Hirschberg


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW CENTER, Juris Doctor, May 1989; Admitted to California Bar: December, 1989; Class Rank: First Quartile; Cumulative GPA: 80.4
ANNENBERG SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Master of Arts, Communications Management, 1982; Cumulative GPA: 3.95
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication Studies, 1981; Magna Cum Laude, Cumulative GPA: 3.86

Professional Experience

HIRSCHBERG & FRIEDMAN, LLP, 1997-present. Parter in small firm specializing in family law and real estate. Represent litigants and serve as mediator in all facets of family law matters. Certified as family law mediator and Parent Plan Coordinator.
VAN NUYS SUPERIOR COURT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLINIC, 1997-1999. Pro Bono attorney assisting low income individuals with drafting and obtaining domestic violence and civil harassment restraining orders.

Professional History

UNITED DEFENSE GROUP, 2000-2005. Represented criminal defendants seeking post-conviction review. Drafted appellate briefs, habeas petitions and writs in state and federal courts.
LAW OFFICES OF GERT K. HIRSCHBERG, Of counsel Attorney, 1994-1997. Prepared law and motion and appellate briefs; participated in trial preparation and settlement proceedings for small firm specializing in tort litigation and state bar disciplinary actions.
UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW, WEST LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF LAW, Adjunct Professor, 1991-2000. Taught courses in Contracts, Remedies, Federal Courts and Administrative Law.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, Attorney Law Clerk for the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall, 1989-1990. Researched and drafted bench memoranda and court orders on wide range of civil and criminal litigation; oversaw administration of chambers and managed judicial externship program.
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, Law Clerk, 1988. Researched and drafted memoranda, motions, trial and appellate briefs.
LOS ANGELES DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, Certified Law Clerk, 1988. Conducted felony preliminary hearings; interviewed witnesses; presented physical and testimonial evidence; argued and opposed motions; conducted legal research.
VIDEOTEX AMERICA (a division of the Times Mirror Co.), Manager of Affiliate Relations, 1982-1986. Managed a business development program for the nationwide implementation of Videotex, an interactice electronic information system.