Stephen Warren Solomon

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Stephen Warren Solomon has been selected by his peers, distinguishing him as one of The Best Lawyers in America © and a SuperLawyer © consecutively for the last thirteen years.

Stephen Solomon’s incredible legal career has spanned over 50 years. He is also the co-creator and co-host of two TV shows; Legal Help Live and the Emmy award-winning show Cheap Eats.

Stephen Solomon has accumulated a myriad of awards for his legal work including the rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell for the highest achievement in the legal ability and ethics. He is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was voted by his peers as a Super Lawyer consecutively for the last twelve years as well as being rated 10/10 on AVVO.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America – 2017, 2016
  • SuperLawyers – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004.
  • Profiled in Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers – 2013, 2012
  • Los Angeles Magazine, February 2004
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®.
  • Rated ‘AV® Preeminent™’ by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and general ethics.
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Los Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program 2009 – Present
  • 2013 Winner, Star Award, Producer, Legal Help Live
  • 2012 Winner Los Angeles EMMY Awards Academy of Television, Arts & Science, Producer, Cheap Eats

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Badge

Rated ‘AV® Preeminent™’ by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and general ethics. Details

AVVO™ Ratings:


Current Employment Position

  • Senior Partner / Managing Partner

Areas Of Practice

  • Gaming: Indian Gaming/Sovereignty and ABC Law, Card Clubs, Internet – eGaming, Sports, Fantasy Sports, Horse Betting, Gaming Apps.
  • Land Use Planning – Liquor Law, Conditional Use Permits
  • Administrative/Governmental Relations
  • Appellate Law – State and Federal
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Litigation – Business and Personal Injury
  • Products Liability and Malpractice
  • Employment

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Administrative Law
  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Gaming
  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1964
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • Intertribal Court of Southern California Bar Association Member
  • Court of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)

Education

  • UCLA JD 1964
  • UCLA BA 1961 Economics & Political Science

Media

  • 2012 Winner Los Angeles EMMY Awards Academy of Television, Arts & Science, Cheap Eats
  • 2012 Nominee Los Angeles EMMY Awards Academy of Television, Arts & Science, Cheap Eat
  • 2011 Presenter Los Angeles Area EMMY Awards Academy of Television, Arts & ScienceTelevision Co-host and Co-creator, “Cheap Eats”™ 2009 to date – Channels 16 & 36
  • Star Award Winner #2 – Cheap Eats – SCAN NATOA 2012 – Magazine
  • Television Co-creator, Co-producer, Co-host “Legal Help Live” 2005 to date – Channels 16 & 36 and 30 others
    Star Award Winner #2 – Legal Help Live – SCAN NATOA 2011 – Talk
    Star Award Winner #3 – Legal Help Live – SCAN NATOA 2008 – Talk
    Star Award Winner #2 – Legal Help Live – SCAN NATOA 2006 – Talk
  • Television Co-host “It’ Your Call” – homeless issues in Southern California 2007, 2008 – Channels 16 & 36 Television Co-host “Get Out” – fun things to do in Santa Monica 2008 – Channel 16 Radio Talk Show Host for “Legal Help Live” 2000 to 2006 – KRLA Radio AM 870

Published Works

Recent Articles

“Court Shines Light on Liquor Licensing” – Metropolitan News, Co-Author, October 20, 2015

“Inside the Minds: Gaming Law and Litigation Strategies” ISBN 978-0-314-29255-1 – Aspatore Books, Co-Author, Copyright 2014

“E-Cigarettes – Poison or Panacea? Are Local and State Governments’ Regulations Right-On or Overboard?” – Metropolitan News, Co-Author, March 17, 2014

“Temporary Judges: Critical Asset During Budget Crisis” – Daily Journal, Co-Author, Sept. 2012

“In a State of Denial About Pot?” – Los Angeles Business Journal, Co-Author, Feb. 6, 2012

“No Indian Casinos in Los Angeles County? Why Not?” – Indian Country Today, Co-Author,November 22, 2011

“Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle?” Indian Intrastate Internet Gaming – Indian Country Today, Co-Author, January 7, 2011,

“Is it an Elephant or a Mouse?” – 2010 Los Angeles Daily Journal, Co-Author

“Identity Swap: California and Amsterdam” – Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2009 Co-Author

“Into the Cookie Jar” – 2009 Los Angeles Daily Journal, Co-Author

“Indian Casino Liquor: Licensing Impacted by Anti-Indian Forces” – 2006 Indian Country, Co-Author

“The Wal-Mart Way – The Nation’s Largest Retailer Should Inspire Respect Instead of Animosity” – 2006 Los Angeles Business Journal, Co-Author

“Extreme Makeover: Identity Upgrades” – 2006 Los Angeles Daily Journal, Co-Author

“Who’s the Judge? Or, How Those Backroom Decisions Are Made” – 2004 California Beverage News, Co-Author

“Sovereign Indian Nations and California’s ABC” – Nov 5, 2003 Indian Country, Co-Author

“Native American Nations Should Set Their Own Liquor-Licensing Rules” – 2003 Los Angeles Journal, Co-Author

“Judges Should Not Permit Consultants to Practice Law” Los Angeles Daily Journal, Co-Author

“Administrative Law, Alcoholic Beverage licensing” (Chapter 18) – 1994 Matthew Bender, Co-Contributing Editor

Annual Updates, ABC and OLCC Licensee Handbooks

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Speaker and co-creator of Alcohol Beverage Law and Land Use Planning Seminars,- continued education of the State Bar Approved 1994 to Present
  • Speaker, “The Trips & Traps of Alcoholic Beverage License Ownership”
    Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals, LA Chapter
    September Meeting, 2007
  • Speaker “How to Select a Qualified Attorney” Projustice Summit, 1996
  • Speaker, Legal Rights Seminar, San Bernardino, CA, 1996
  • Speaker “Understanding the Laws, Rules, and Regulations of the ABC and Growing Problem With Use Permits”, Business Opportunity Council of CA, April 1996
  • Speaker: “Zoning and Use Permits by Cities and Counties to Regulate or Abolish Retailing of Alcoholic Beverages”, National Association of Beverage Retailer Convention, Las Vegas, NV 1996
  • Speaker “Protect Your Business From Police and Decoy Stings” CA Grocers’ Association, Retail Food Industry Show, Oct. 1996
  • Instructor, Labor Relations, UCLA Extension
  • Instructor, International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Lecturer, ABC Law and Land Use Planning Seminars, 1994 to present
  • Speaker, 19th Annual State Convention, “How to Survive in Business Under the new ABC Statutes and Land-Use Planning”.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Administration Bar Association: Past President
  • American Bar Association
  • California Indian Law Association
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Los Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program 2009 – Present
  • Crossroad High School, Past Member, Board of Trustees
  • Eagle & Badge Foundation, Life Member
  • Long Beach Police Officers Honorary Association
  • Pepperdine Law School: Moot Court Program Judge
  • UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Associates, Past Member
  • UCLA Coaches Roundtable
  • UCLA Chancellor Associates, Past Member
  • UCLA Law School: Judge, Moot Court Program
  • Windward High School, Past Member, Board of Trustees

Contact Info

Address:

  • 426 Culver Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90293

Phone:

  • Local: (310) 822-9848
  • Toll-Free: (800) 405-4222

Fax:

  • (310) 822-3512

E-mail: