*To ethically resolve cases and issues in the best interest of all sides

andnever lose sight of my bearings, common sense and integrity.

 *To drive to ethically resolve cases and conflicts in the best interest of 

all parties and all sides while never losing sight of my bearing and

fundamental integrity.

*To use all of the tools in my mediation kit to achieve a successful


*To never, never, never give up on resolving a case entrusted to me to



Education Degrees & Background:

 BA & MA, California State University, Los Angeles

(Political Science)

Ph.D., University of Southern California

Political Science)

JD, Western State University, College of Law


Education Credentials Presently Held:

 California Community Colleges Credential

—Instructor Credentials

California Community College Credential

—Chief Administrative Officer Credential

California Community College Credential

__Community College Supervisor Credential


Professional Education Employment Experience:

 Assistant Professor

 (Full Time)

California State University—Northridge

Lecturer—Real Estate Law & Practice (Part-Time)

California State University-Fullerton & San Marcos

Lecturer—Real Estate Law—(Part-Time)

Rancho Santiago Community College—Garden Grove Campus

Compton Community College

Dean Academic Affair

(Full Time)


Admitted to California State Bar--1991

California State Bar #: 154110 (Passed Cal. Bar First Time)

 Aikins Law Firm

Senior Attorney.

Supervised Two Attorneys

Long Beach, California

(1991—2004 )


Aikins Law Firm

Sole Practitioner

Palmdale and Long Beach, California



Former Areas of Law Practice & Now Mediation Areas:


Employment Law

Personal Injury


Appellate Case Publications:

 De Tie v. Orange County Sheriff Dept.

(1998, 9th Cir.) 152 F.3d 1109

Gardenhire v. Los Angeles Housing Authority

(2000) 85 Cal.App.236

Williams v. Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

(2004) 121 Cal.App.4th 708


Professional Education: (Legal )

Completed Over 1500 Hundred MCLE Hours of Professional Education & Mediation

Completed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution,

“Mediating the Litigated Case”

(A Sophisticated Six Day Program for Experienced Litigators

Los Angeles County Bar Association,

Completed 30 Hours “Basic Mediation Training”

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Completed 18 Hours “Advanced Mediation Skills Practicum”


Professional Legal Membership Associations:

California State Bar

(Section: Employment Law Section)

California State Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth District

United States District Court Central District of California

United States District Court, Southern District

Los Angeles California Bar Association (LACBA)

Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)


Ethnic and Community Bar Associations Membership:

Armenian Bar Association

Arab American Law Association of Southern California (AALASC)

Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles

Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

Filopino American Lawyers of San Diego  (FALSD)

Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (HBAOC)

Iranian American Bar Association (IABA)

Italian American Bar Association (IABA)

Japanese American Bar Association (JABA)

John M. Langston Bar Association

Korean American Bar Association (KABA)

LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Jewish Bar Association

Mexican American Bar Association (MABA)

Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA)

Philippines American Bar Association (PABA)

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABA)

Southern California Chinese Association

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)


Non-Legal Business Experience:

Real Estate Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Broker’s License #00599003

Allstate Realtors & Great Homes Realtors

Real Estate & Insurance School Approved by California Vocational Dept.


Employing Broker—Supervising 21-27 Sales Associates

Real Estate & Insurance License Training School

(California Vocational Education Approved School)

Fountain Valley and Orange, California



Owner & Director:

 Academia de Idiomas

Nicoya, Guancaste, Costa Rica

Spanish –English Program



Community Membership Organizations:

 NAACP—Lifetime Member


Community Activity:

 Chair, NAACP, Long Beach Legal Redress Committee


Founder--Orange County Academic Booster Movement


Charter President of Edison High School Academic Booster Club




E-mail: aikinsmediation.com