David Lebenbom

(1925 – 2015)


David Lebenbom was the senior partner of LEBENBOM & ROTHMAN, P.C., having begun his practice in 1953, after graduating with distinction from Columbia Law School, in New York City. In 1957 Mr. Lebenbom began his representation of our first long term care clients and has represented the long term care industry throughout his career to this day. David Lebenbom personally authored many of the laws affecting the industry during his membership on the Michigan Law Revision Commission from 1971 through 1991.

Throughout the years, David Lebenbom has represented our clients at every level of the judicial system, from the Administrative hearings level through the Supreme Court of the United States where his admission was sponsored by future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1965.

Mr. Lebenbom has regularly lectured, both nationally and in Michigan, on topics including Administrative Law, Medicare, Medicaid, Health Law and the impact of various laws on long term care providers. Mr. Lebenbom has been a popular speaker at the Wayne State University School of Law, University of Detroit School of Law, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Health Care Association of Michigan, and numerous other organizations. Mr. Lebenbom has contributed articles to several prestigious legal journals, including the University of Michigan Law Review, as well as the Michigan Bar Journal, and many of his articles are still cited as authority today.

During his illustrious career David Lebenbom received numerous appointments to serve the State of Michigan, including being appointed the Chairman of the State Board of Canvassers, member of the Advisory Commission of Michigan Strategic Fund, Chairman of the Attorney Grievance Board, and Special Attorney for the Michigan Racing Commission.

In the 1960s David Lebenbom served as the Chairman of the Wayne County Democratic Committee, and in that capacity he provided counsel to people at all levels of the State and National Government from Presidents to Senators to Congressmen to Governors.

In 2003 Mr. Lebenbom received his Fifty Year Certificate from the State Bar of Michigan, acknowledging his long and distinguished career which continues to flourish. Mr. Lebenbom continues to represent our clients in dealing with Attorney General investigations, litigation, and numerous other areas affecting the long term care industry and his experience and knowledge provide LEBENBOM & ROTHMAN, P.C. with a unique perspective and resource which greatly benefits our clients.