About Ken Chyten

Ken Chyten's three decades of legal experience runs the gamut from employment at one of largest and most respected law firms in the nation, and being a partner in a boutique Westside Los Angeles firm, to hanging up his own shingle in Ventura County. Ken has also been a law clerk for Justice Stanley Mosk of the California Supreme Court, and a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

“One of the Top Three Lawyers to Ever Practice Before Me” - Senior Federal Court Judge

Kenneth E. Chyten is a highly respected authority on business law disputes, and is a frequent contributor to articles on business relationships and disputes for his legal peers and the general public. Ken has established himself as one of the finest trial lawyers in California, with a resume of over 500 successful cases in more than 30 years of practice. Respected by his peers, sought out by clients, and described by a senior federal judge as one of the three top attorneys who has ever practiced in his court, Chyten uses tenacity, guile, and common sense to attain the best possible results in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Wall Street Caliber Representation At Main Street Rates

Ken's success is founded upon a bedrock of education and experience. In addition to graduating from a top ten law school, Chyten clerked for the California Supreme Court, and cut his teeth with one of the biggest and most prestigious firms in the world before becoming a partner in a boutique Westside Los Angeles law firm. Now on his own, Chyten is lean and mean, and offers Wall Street caliber representation at Main Street rates.

Kenneth E. Chyten has been a successful trial lawyer for over 30 years, with extensive experience in many areas of the law, focusing on civil and business litigation. Ken has represented hundreds of businesses and individuals in matters ranging from simple contract or business disputes, to complex patent and antitrust litigation.

Ken is very selective about the cases he chooses, which allows him to devote the utmost attention and interest to each case, regardless of its size of complexity. Ken believes he can best serve his clients by handling all cases himself in order to control the quality and amount of work to be performed.

EDUCATION
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts - 1976 (With Highest Honors)

Legal: University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law School
Juris Doctor - 1979

Associate Editor, California Law Review (1977-78 and 1978-79)
Published: 66 California Law Review 293 (1978)

CLERKSHIP
California Supreme Court, Honorable Stanley Mosk

LEGAL WORK
Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) (1979-1983)
Sole Practitioner (1984-1989)
Levin, Stein, Chyten & Schneider (1990 to 2001)
Sole Practitioner (2002 - )

ADMISSIONS
States:
California
New York (Pro Haec Vice)

Federal:
United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Court of Claims

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE
Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles County Superior Court

AREAS OF FOCUS
Civil/Business Litigation, Business Disputes, Fraud and Misrepresentation, Employment Litigation, Breach of Contract, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Civil Appeals

CASE EXPERIENCE
Successful prosecution and defense of countless bench and jury trials, in both state and federal courts, in California and New York.

CLIENTS
Businesses, banks, corporate officers and directors, developers, contractors, attorneys, homeowners associations, and individuals.

Contact Our Office

If you or your business needs legal representation because your rights have been violated, because you have been sued or need to pursue a legal action, or because you otherwise need sage legal advise, contact Ken today. The Law Office of Kenneth E. Chyten is located in Oxnard, in  the Morgan Stanley Tower, right off of the 101 Ventura Freeway, at the Vineyard exit.

For more information, or to schedule a free telephone or in-person consultation with Ken Chyten, please email our office, or call 805-981-3910.