About Us

Phone: (661) 723-5530

E-mail: larry@haleslaw.com

Business

 

I am a general practice lawyer with experience in business law, landlord/tenant, civil litigation, criminal law and minor offenses such as traffic.   For the last few years I have been doing jury and bench trials for other attorneys and helping individuals with their legal problems.

 

Experience

 

Law Professor

Layton School of Law, Acton, CA Aug '99 - Present

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

 

Adjunct Professor

Antelope Valley Community College, Lancaster, CA Jan '98 - Present

Professor of Business Law

 

Attorney at Law

Lawrence C. Hales, Lancaster, CA Jun '80 - Present

Attorney in private practice. Presently 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.

 

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 and Accounting)

American University, Washington, DC May '77

 

Awards and 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

 

Social Activities

 

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

 

Clients and 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

 

Special Activities

 

As part of a venture capital team, 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

 

Recent Classes

 

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