About the Founder, Dr. Lenton Aikins:
Dear Potential Client,
On behalf of the entire staff, we are delighted to welcome you to our Firm. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some general information regarding our Firm.
Aikins Law Firm was founded by Lenton Aikins in 1991. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from California State University, Los Angeles, a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California. Orphaned at an early age, he only completed the 8th grade. At 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years. He received an Honorable Discharge. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a professor at California State University and dean of academic affairs at a community college. He has practiced law since 1991, primarily representing plaintiffs in employment law cases, including whistle blowing cases. He is a lifetime member of the NAACP and served for three years as Chair of the Legal Redress Committee, Long Beach Chapter. He started the Academic Booster Movement in Southern California, serving as Charter President of the Academic Booster Club at Edison High School in 1982-1983.
About the Firm:
We are not like the big, depersonalized firms that have to “bill and bill and bill” in order to create more billable hours and more money to the partners. Our constant thought process goes into your case, which means we actually spend a great deal of time thinking about your case and developing a litigation approach and strategy specifically designed to posture your case to the defense in the most positive light. Each of our cases is scrupulously analyzed by an experienced employment attorney with both settlement and trial in mind.
We are also not a training firm for new associates like many large firms. Many firms assign their cases to a new associate. We don’t have new associates “muck” up your case, drive up expenses with unnecessary billable hours and prolong the litigation process.
We are persistent and bulldog fashion in advocating for our clients’ cases. We do not pick fights with the opposing counsel, but we do not shy away from fights when our clients’ interests are involved. High ethical requirements are the hallmark of our firm.
We try cases. An experienced employment attorney knows that not all cases and not all clients are suited for trials. Therefore, we settle cases when we feel it is in the best interest of our clients, even though a client may not really understand why we may push for settlement.
Our settlement posture includes, but is not limited to, the type of witness the client would make, an evaluation of the individual client’s sensibilities and willingness to fight hard for what she believes in, the client’s ability to bring to the table knowledge of her particular case, the client’s financial stability and many other divergent factors. An experienced employment attorney at our firm knows that many times the client has no clue of why we are taking a particular position. We are counselors and explain to the client why we are doing what and why what we are doing is necessary. We honestly and brutally analyze our cases and tell our clients the truth about their cases.
We get to case resolution as soon as the case permits. We care about our clients and are willing and committed to working with each client to obtain the best possible outcome and to decrease the level of stress that litigation inherently involves.