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Louis E. Kempinsky

Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Louis E. Kempinsky

Mr. Kempinsky began his legal career in 1979, after graduating from Rice University and Columbia University School of Law, when he joined the law firm of Gendel, Raskoff, Shapiro & Quittner. Upon the dissolution of Gendel, Raskoff, Shapiro & Quittner, he became an officer in the law firm of Tuttle & Taylor, and, after that, a partner in the law firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP. In January 2002, he joined former partners from Gendel, Raskoff, Shapiro & Quittner to form Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP.

Mr. Kempinsky’s practice encompasses trial and appellate work in both State and Federal courts. Over the years, Mr. Kempinsky has been lead counsel in numerous jury and non-jury trials, as well as appeals, involving a wide variety of substantive issues, including bankruptcy, business torts, commercial, contract, corporate governance, environmental, franchise, real estate, trademark and other intellectual property. Mr. Kempinsky also has broad experience representing the interests of creditors and debtors, along with all of the other constituencies involved, in bankruptcy cases and out of court workouts.

Mr. Kempinsky currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Remedies Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and sits on the Board of Directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation.  He also sits as a judge pro tempore and lectures frequently on matters relating to business litigation, trial practice, and corporate governance.  He has been honored by the American Bar Association for his work in the Litigation Section, and he has been named a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine.


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