Attorney/mediator, Leslie Howell, comes from a bi-racial, musical family and is an adoptive parent as well. She was a jazz singer for several years before (and after) attending law school. She has also worked for years in a corporate setting. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, but has lived in New York City, Japan and Hawaii. Her background makes her approachable and she has insight that most other mediators and lawyers may not have. This insight allows Leslie to understand, as well as creatively think, about the concerns and issues at hand.
Leslie is a collaborative divorce lawyer and family law mediator for divorce, prenuptial agreements, and parentage cases in Pasadena, California and the greater Los Angeles area. Although Leslie’s focus is on settling cases, she continues to litigate in Los Angeles County. The fact that she continues to litigate a small number of her cases (about 10% of them) gives her insight into current judicial trends, which is quite valuable at settlement meetings.
Leslie offers a free consultation to educate spouses about the divorce process and options to get through it.
Leslie earned her B.A. and J.D. at the University of Southern California. She was admitted into the State Bar of California in 2001. She has attended numerous formal trainings in mediation and collaborative divorce.
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Family Law
- Free Consultation
30-45 minute consultation to educate spouses about the divorce process, options to go through divorce and our rate structure. For legal advice for specific cases, our rate is $300 per hour for initial consultations.
- Credit Cards Accepted
Visa and Mastercard only
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
At Leslie's initial consultation, she explains her fee structure which varies depending on what kind of services you want. For instance, for amicable cases her rate is $300 per hour and for litigated cases her rate is $400 per hour. She takes very few litigated cases and focuses her caseload primarily on the more amicable matters. For mediating clients, she offers a flat fee for her document preparation services, excluding the Judgment packet. Schedule a free initial consultation to learn about the divorce process, options to get through divorce and Leslie's rates and services.
- Amicable Divorce Services, APLC
- - Current
- Law Offices of Howell & Howell
- Law Offices of Leslie K. Howell
- Associate Attorney and Law Clerk (while in law school)
- Outside Law Firms prior to 2007
- Univ of Southern Calif
- Undergraduate Degree
- USC Law School
- Law Degree
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Southern California Mediation Association
- Family Divorce Solutions
- Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
- California State Bar # 217621
- - Current