Lena D. Wade

Lena D. Wade: Attorney with Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP
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Lena D. Wade is of counsel with Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP, practicing primarily in the areas of municipal & redevelopment law and civil litigation. Ms. Wade has been a licensed attorney since 1997, having practiced in North Carolina and California. She provides legal counsel to cities and other local governmental agencies and has served as general counsel to several large public housing authorities.

Lena offers a wide range of services to clients, including drafting and interpreting ordinances and resolutions, services agreements, lease agreements, disposition and development agreements, conveyance documents, and statutory development agreements. She frequently advises public agency clients on the intricacies of the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act and the Public Records Act. Lena also has developed civil litigation expertise having represented private and public clients in debt collection, tax foreclosure, products liability, and personal injury defense matters. She has developed a unique practice of representing Native American Tribes in personal injury defense cases which present unique challenges of navigating Tribal laws and practicing in Tribal Court.

Lena is a board member of and active volunteer for the YMCA of the Desert and Knowledge, Education for Your Success, Inc.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Business Law
  • Tribal Law
  • General Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
760-469-4992  Phone
760.322.2275  Phone
760.322.2107  Fax
University Attended:
Spelman College, B.A., Economics, Summa Cum Laude, 1994; Duke University Graduate School, M.A., Economics, 1997
Law School Attended:
Duke University, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
2008, California; 1997, North Carolina
State Bar of California; Warren E. Slaughter - Richard Roemer American Inn of Court; Desert Bar Association.

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Palm Springs, California

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