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Edward O. Lear - Los Angeles, CA

5200 W. Century BoulevardSuite 345 Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Updated: 05/04/2021

Los Angeles Business Disputes Lawyer


Mr. Lear is a 1983 graduate, cum laude, of Dartmouth College and a 1987 graduate of U.C.L.A. School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Moot Court Honors Program. Mr. Lear joined Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges immediately after law school and worked for four years as a "big firm" litigation associate before becoming a Los Angeles-based State Bar prosecutor...

About Edward O. Lear

Practice Areas

  • Business Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
  • Real Estate Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Manhattan Beach Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee (Elected Chairman)


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1987
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: Moot Court Honors Program
    Law Review: UCLA Law Review, Member, 1986 - 1987
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1983
    Honors: cum laude

Past Positions

  • Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges
  • Gerry & Lear, Co-founder, 1994 - Present
  • City of Manhattan Beach, Commissioner, 2000 - 2008


Other Sources of Feedback About Edward O. Lear

Included on the 2023 Southern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list

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5200 W. Century BoulevardSuite 345 Los Angeles, CA 90045


  • 310-642-6910

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