Attorney Licensee Profile
Stuart K. Lesansky #120826
This licensee is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
License Status: Disbarred
Address: Lesansky & Associates, 150 S Los Robles Ave #970A, Pasadena, CA 91101
County: Los Angeles County
Phone Number: (626) 792-6701
Fax Number: (310) 226-2401
Email: Not Available
Law School: Brooklyn Law School; Brooklyn NY
Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official licensee discipline records are available upon request.
March 31, 2001
STUART K. LESANSKY [#120826], 49, of Pasadena was summarily disbarred March 31, 2001, following a conviction of attempting a lewd act on a child.Lesansky, a member of the Century City Bar Association’s board of governors from1990 to 1997, took his case to the California Supreme Court, where he argued that the summary disbarment statute applies only if the underlying offense demonstrates unfitness to practice. The court rejected his arguments, ruling that conviction for a felony that involves moral turpitude is grounds for automatic disbarment.Lesansky met a woman in an online chat room who used the screen name “Lisabruce” and described herself as a 14-year-old who looked like she was 17. But Lisabruce was in fact 20-year-old Jennifer Hersey, who was working on a television story about sex on the internet.After several conversations, some with sexual overtones, Lesansky made arrangements to have lunch with Hersey in San Diego. When they met, it became apparent to Lesansky that Hersey was an adult, according to his petition to the Supreme Court. They continued their online communication and met a second time in Los Angeles.There was no physical contact or sexual activity at either meeting, but after the Los Angeles meeting, Lesansky was arrested. He pleaded no contest in January 1998 to one count of attempting a lewd act on a child, and was sentenced to one year of probation.Lesansky had been on interim suspension since April 1998.
April 30, 1998
STUART K. LESANSKY [#120826], 46, of Pasadena was placed on interim suspension April 30, 1998, following a conviction for an attempted lewd act on a child. He was ordered to comply with rule 955.
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