Edward O. Lear Esq.

Edward O. Lear Esq.

Los Angeles, California

Mr. Lear is a 1983 graduate, cum laude, of Dartmouth College and a 1987 graduate of U.C.L.A. School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Moot Court Honors Program. Mr. Lear joined Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges immediately after law school and worked for four years as a "big firm" litigation associate before becoming a Los Angeles-based State Bar prosecutor. For three years, Mr. Lear prosecuted California attorneys, never losing a trial, before co-founding Gerry & Lear in 1994. In 2002, Mr. Lear founded Century Law Group. He has tried over 100 cases, is a recognized speaker at legal seminars, has published numerous articles, and has been qualified as an expert witness in state and federal courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
  • Reinstatements / Admissions
  • Professional License Defense

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1987
    • Honors: Moot Court Honors Program
    • Law Review: UCLA Law Review, Member, 1986 - 1987
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
    • A.B. cum laude - 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates