Lee D. Stimmel

Education: University of California (A.B.); Harvard University (J.D.).

Admitted to California and Federal bar, 1973.

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell for over thirty years; Listed in Register of Preeminent Attorneys (International) since 1998. Superlawyer Selectee annually since 2017.

Lecturer and Author, Continuing Legal Education of the California State Bar (CEB) and University of California, in both Contractual Arbitration and Legal Ethics. Has also taught courses on various related business formation topics. Has served both as an arbitrator and mediator in numerous disputes both domestic and international.

Specializes in complex business formation, international business structures, agreements and negotiations; business and real estate litigation, arbitration and mediations; estate planning and probate and trust litigation; real estate developments, construction.

Reported Cases: Diamond vs. Connolly, upholding the constitutionality of Mechanics Liens and Stop Notices in United States Supreme Court (1976); Outdoor Services, Inc. vs. Pabagold, Inc., binding to arbitration third party beneficiaries of a contract containing an arbitration clause in the California Court of Appeals (1986).

Languages: Spanish.

Founder of Blue Water Foundation (http://www.bluewaterfoundation.org/); Founding Board Member of Institute for One World Health now part of PATH (http://www.path.org/); Founding Board Member of The A2A Alliance(https://www.a2aalliance.org/);Past Board President of Urban Pioneer Experiential Academy, a San Francisco Public Charter School; Secretary and Board Member of Supporters of the San Francisco Police Department Wilderness Program, a foundation for the San Francisco Police Department which develops and funds wilderness activities for youth (https://www.sanfranciscopolice.org/community/youth/wilderness-adventure); Founder of Criminal Legal Aid Collective; Member of over twenty other boards, both for profit and non profit purposes; Trustee of numerous trusts; Winner of the Beyond The Call Award of the Alameda County Probation Department (2015); Winner Tim Fitzharris Award of Chief Probation Officers of California Association (2017); Winner Diablo Magazine 2017 Threads of Hope Award; Recipient of California State Senate Commendation for Community Service, 2017; United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain.