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Leonard Henry Watkins

Leonard Henry Watkins

also known as Len Watkins

Practice areas:

Litigation, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me


Len Watkins

resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with
prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings
the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his
practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and civil
litigation, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include:

b1 A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis
b1 A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers
b1 A California Real Estate Broker’s license
b1 Other certifications and memberships detailed below


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Litigation: 75%
    28 years
  2. Business: 13%
    28 years
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 12%
    28 years



Hourly ($395-495/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua Mark Surowitz

    Len Watkins is a highly respected and recognized attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area. His firm, Genser and Watkins, is well known for providing the very highest level of business and bankruptcy legal services. They are also exceptionally nice guys and a pleasure to work with.


    Joshua Surowitz Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Genser & Watkins LLP

1990 North California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chief Justice Ronald George Pro Bono Attorney of the YearContra Costa Bar Association2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGenser & Watkins LLP2005 - Present
AssociateNorris & Norris1997 - 1998
AssociateSteefel, Levitt & Weiss1989 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Contra Costa Bar AssociationBoard Member - LItigation Section2009 - Present
California Assocation of RealtorsMember2005 - 2009
Contra Costa Bar AssociationSection Leader2000 - 2009
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1987 - 1997
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Feist v. FeistJudgment in my client's favor after 7-week trial.
In Re DoeThe court found in my clients' favor on all claims

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Publication NameTitleDate
University of San Francisco School of Law, Law ReviewThe Balkanization of Interstate Banking.1987


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - DavisFinanceM.B.A.1999
U of San Francisco SOLN/AlawN/A
U S Merchant Marine AcadN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Federal Reserve Board Provider ConferenceTrends in Consumer Bankruptcy, Homeowners2011
Meeting of Marin BookeepersBusiness structures and liability protection.2008