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At Amicable Divorce Services, we help clients through the divorce process as peacefully as possible, without court appearances, saving clients tens of thousands of dollars. Mediation, consulting and collaborative divorce are our main focus, which are far more affordable for clients than tradition litigation.

We help clients from all socioeconomic backgrounds, happily welcoming all races, LGBT and straight couples, and diverse religious backgrounds (Christianity, Atheism, Scientology, etc.). Our clients are local and out-of-state.

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. 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 valuable at settlement meetings.

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. Leslie has attended numerous formal trainings in mediation and collaborative divorce. Through these processes, she empowers parties to creatively resolve their concerns with integrity and promote a successful future for their families without a court appearance.

Contact

Address: 3820 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Phone: 818-319-4653

E-mail: leslie@adsfamilylaw.com

Website: www.pasadenamediationlawyer.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Divorce

Family Law

Paternity

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Southern California

BA, University of Southern California

LANGUAGES

Luganda

Swahili

Mediation/Collaborative Law Training

40 Hour Mediation Training with Woody Mosten in 2010

3-Day Collaborative Trainings in 2010, 2011 and 2012

3-Day Mediation Trainings in 2010, 2014 and 2015

Various 1-Day Advanced and Intermediate Mediation Trainings with Woody Mosten from 2010 through 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

California Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association