About Leonard H. Sansanowicz

Leonard H. Sansanowicz has devoted his entire practice to protecting the rights of California employees, having successfully represented employees in employment disputes, including those involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and violations of the various medical leave laws, as well as wage and hour individual and class actions.

Honors and Awards

  • super-lawyers-up-and-coming-top-100-sansanowiczSelected to the Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star list every year from 2013-2015, a distinction awarded the top 2.5% of Southern California Lawyers either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less, based on peer balloting.
  • In 2015, selected to the Southern California Rising Stars Up and Coming 100 list, the first year such a distinction was awarded. The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at SuperLawyers

Education and Bar Admissions

  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 2007
    Senior Articles Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
    Byrne Trial Advocacy Team, member
    Dean’s Service Award
  • City College of New York, B.F.A., 1993, summa cum laude
  • Bar Admissions:
    California State Courts
    United States District Court: Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts

Click here to read a list of Leonard’s Publications and Articles

Click here to view his current and past Speaking Engagements.

Amicus Work and Briefs

  • Bain v. Tax Reducers, Inc. (2013) 219 Cal.App.4th 110, amicus curiae (CELA) request for depublication (co-author with Bryan J. Schwartz) (depublished)
  • In re: Lamps Plus Overtime Cases (2011) 195 Cal.App.4th 389, amicus curiae (CELA) supporting review, request for depublication (depublished)
  • Tien v. Tenet Healthcare Corp. (2011) 195 Cal.App.4th 1055, amicus curiae (CELA) supporting review, request for depublication (depublished)

Professional Associations and Committee Positions

  • The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Labor and Employment Law Section, Saturday Seminar Committee, member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
    o Worker Outreach Committee, co-chair
    o Wage and Hour Committee, member
    o Legislative Committee, member
    o Technology Committee, member
  • Legal Eagles for Truth Justice and the American Way (LEFTJAW)

Volunteer Work

  • American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, law school trial advocacy competition, judge
  • National Civil Trial Competition, law school trial advocacy competition, judge
  • LACBA Dialogues on Freedom, visited local high schools to discuss the Bill of Rights
  • LACBA Barristers Law Day, advised homeowners with mortgage problems
  • Operation Gratitude, assembled care packages for U.S. service members deployed overseas
  • Miguel Contreras High School, Los Angeles School for Global Studies, conducted mock interviews to prepare students for college/professional interviews
  • Arlington Heights Elementary School, addressed students about what lawyers do and how to become a lawyer
  • Youth soccer, coach and referee
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