UCLA School of Law (J.D.)
Columbia University (B.A., M.F.A.)
Lyle Zimskind's background is in employment law, bankruptcy, criminal and family law as well as civil litigation. During and immediately after law school, he worked as a senior law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, the L.A. District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney.
While in law school, Lyle was the Submissions Editor for the UCLA Entertainment Law Review and volunteered in the Community Development division of the Public Counsel public interest law firm.
In addition to his legal work in Los Angeles, Lyle has written on arts and culture for several local and national publications, including The Art Newspaper, Los Angeles magazine, the LA Review of Books, and LAist, among others.
After college, Lyle moved to Paris and worked as an English teacher and translator. He then spent seven years in Prague, where he was Managing Editor of the Czech Republic edition of Esquire magazine. He also worked as a paralegal and legal translator in the Prague office of a prominent global law firm and in the International Business and Legal Affairs Department of the Czech Republic’s first independent TV station.
Before entering law school in Los Angeles, Lyle also worked on contract negotiations and administration for various New York-based theater companies and also as a marketing and communications specialist at a top New York law firm.
He is fluent in Czech and French and currently learning Hebrew.