Henry Lebensbaum is a Massachusetts attorney who has been practicing law since 1991, the year he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar.
When he decided to study law, he already had a distinguished career underway as a psychologist. He studied psychology at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, and received his Master’s degree in 1973. He practiced in the Department of Correction, School system, with a focus on special needs, and testified in Court, along with providing counseling and consulting services. He studied law at the California Western School of Law in San Diego, and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1990, graduating Cum Laude.
As a lawyer, his areas of interest include criminal and civil law. He has been worked on criminal cases involving drug offenses, violence, drunk driving and sexual assault. Civil cases include matters of family law, and business litigation. Mr. Lebensbaum is also a conciliator and mediator for probate and family court.
Criminal and civil cases are treated very differently under U.S. law. And yet some cases can result in both criminal and civil liability. Examples of that include high-profile civil rights cases, as in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi. The men criminally charged in the murders of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Mickey Schwerner were acquitted by a jury of their peers, but later faced, and were convicted of, civil charges in the three deaths, specifically for violating the civil rights of the victims.
- City University of New York, City College — B.A. in Psychology, 1971
- Alfred University — Masters in Psychology, 1973
- California Western School of Law — J.D., 1990, with honors
- Tax Award, 1991
Admissions & Memberships
- Massachusetts State Bar Association — Member
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers — Member
- Essex County Bar Association — Member
- Lawrence Bar Association — Member