HON. LESLEY C. GREEN (RET.)
With 35 years of experience as an attorney and judge, Hon. Lesley C. Green excels at resolving probate and commercial/business litigation disputes.
Judge Green joined Benchmark Resolution Group as a neutral following her retirement from the bench in 2018, where she had served as a judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court since being appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger in 2007. In that role, she oversaw a wide range of disputes, including high-profile probate, trust and conservatorship proceedings.
Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Green served as counsel to both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and business litigation matters in both state and federal courts. She began her career as an attorney at Adams, Duque, and Hazeltine, where she worked as a probate paralegal during law school. She eventually made the full journey from legal secretary to partner at the firm before co-founding the firm Bannan, Green, Frank & Terzian in 1995, where she continued to serve clients until her appointment to the bench in 2007.
While in private practice, Judge Green amassed 24 years of civil litigation experience and was involved in all aspects of representing clients in resolving disputes related to Insurance Litigation (including ERISA), General Commercial and Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, and Employment Law. She litigated matters through trial and on appeal, which led to her admission to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1999. She also acted as an arbitrator in NYSE matters litigated in Los Angeles.