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Neil Leo Papiano

Neil Leo Papiano, American lawyer. Bar: California bar 1961.


  • Papiano, Neil Leo was born on November 25, 1933 in Salt Lake City. Son of Leo and Ruth Ida (Cotten) Papiano.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Stanford, 1956. Master of Arts in Political Science, Stanford, 1957. Juris Doctor, Vanderbilt University, 1961.


    • Partner Iverson, Yoakum, Papiano & Hatch (and predecessor firm), Los Angeles, since 1961. Board directors Nederlander Organization and related companies, SCOA Industries, Inc., Ocean Technology, Inc., King Nutronics, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California bar 1961.


    Vice president Los Angeles County Welfare Planning Council, 1966-1971. Chairman Los Angeles Forward, 1970-1971. Vice chairman California Committee for Welfare Reform, 1972.

    Member California Judicial Selection Committee, 1972-1974. Co-finance chairman Republican State Central Committee, 1975. Treasurer Los Angeles Opera Company, 1964, board directors, 1965.

    Treasurer Southern California Choral Music Association, 1964, board directors, 1964-1973. Board directors Citizens Advisory Council on Public Transportation, Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanford University Athletic Board, National Athletic Health Institute, Los Angeles Music Center Operating Company, Los Angeles Light Opera. Board governors United Service Organizations, 1967-1971, Performing Arts Council Los Angeles Music Center, 1981-1987, Greater Los Angeles Homeless Partnership, since 1985, Los Angeles Olympic Committee, 1986-1988.

    Board trustees The American University, 1981-1995. Member American, California bar associations, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (president 1966, director 1964-1967, 72-75), California Club, Los Angeles Country Club, Rotary, Phi Delta Theta.


    • father: Leo Papiano
    • mother: Ruth Ida (Cotten) Papiano
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    Born November 25, 1933