Leonard “Len” Polyakov is a partner at the Newport Beach office, practicing in the area of business and commercial litigation.  In almost 30 years of practice, Len has represented clients in complex business, construction defect, real estate, land use, commercial torts, trade secrets, intellectual property, escrow, and American with Disabilities Act cases.  He helps clients, large and small, many of which have been with him for many years.

Litigator means taking cases to trial and, in the last several years, Len has tried several high profile cases, obtaining extraordinary results for the firm’s clients, including a complete defense verdict for a builder accused of defective construction.  In another case, following a nine-months-long jury trial and a multi-year appeal, Len’s developer client was awarded its litigation costs.  Len has also tried a number of other cases involving land use, eminent domain, property damage, and unfair business practices.

In addition to litigation, Len provides advice to clients regarding business and real estate transactions as well as risk management and insurance issues.  Whenever possible, he tries to resolve disputes in the most efficient and economical manner, often utilizing alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration.  Len uses his extensive trial experience to obtain favorable resolutions, while minimizing clients’ costs.

In his spare time, Len enjoys hiking, golfing, and riding his road bike.  He counts his one-day Rim to Rim hike across the Grand Canyon as his biggest athletic achievement.

Professional Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association


  • Russian


  • California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D., 1989)
    • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1986)