April 11, 2017

About Us

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Leslie K. Howell

Family Law Lawyer and Mediator

There are a few decisions you will need to make in order to settle your case. Besides choosing a method to use (such as mediation and collaborative law), you will need to make sure you and your mediator and/or lawyer are a good fit. Leslie Howell is an experienced yet passionate mediator and lawyer. She cares because she understands what parties in your situation are going through.

Education

Leslie earned her B.A. in 1998 and J.D. in 2001, at the University of Southern California. She was admitted into the State Bar of California in 2001 and has been practicing family law since, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support and community property issues.

Bio

Leslie 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 issues at hand.

Although Leslie’s focus is on settling cases, she continues to litigate in Los Angeles County. The fact that she continues to litigate gives her insight into current judicial trends, which is quite valuable at settlement meetings.

Giving Back

You are welcome at Amicable Divorce Services regardless of your socio-economic class. On one hand, Leslie feels it is important to give back to the community by keeping costs down through settlement and limited scope work, especially in these challenging economic times. On the other hand, she has represented high-profile clients in Century City who have more complex, and therefore, much more expensive cases. If you have a family law matter that you wish to resolve amicably, Leslie can keep your costs down through mediation, collaborative law or limited scope representation (where she can do certain tasks for you but you continue to represent yourself).

Although Leslie’s focus is on settling cases, she continues to litigate in Los Angeles County. The fact that she continues to litigate gives her insight into current judicial trends, which is quite valuable at settlement meetings.

                                      OUR APPROACH

When emotions run high, it may be critical that other professionals are brought in to settle your case, such as divorce coaches, a neutral financial specialist, child specialist, realtors and tax attorneys. While the professionals work as a team for you, they should not bill you as a team. Ask Leslie whether a collaborative or mediation team would be cost effective for your case.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our goal at Amicable Divorce Services is to help couples and families resolve their concerns peacefully and efficiently regarding the children, finances and property without going to court..

EXPERIENCE

Although Leslie’s focus is on settling cases, she continues to litigate in Los Angeles County. The fact that she continues to litigate gives her insight into current judicial trends, which is quite valuable at settlement meetings.

If you have a family law matter that you wish to resolve amicably, Leslie can keep your costs down through mediation, collaborative law or limited scope representation (where she can do certain tasks for you but you continue to represent yourself).

What our clients say about us...

EXPERIENCE + DEDICATION = RESULTS

"Leslie Howell is a consummate professional. A knowledgeable, caring, aggressive attorney that not only takes care of business but also provides emotional support. Leslie is an experienced, compassionate mediator and lawyer." N.D