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Leslie Kyle Howell

About me

Leslie Howell is an experienced yet passionate mediator and divorce 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 quite valuable at settlement meetings.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
    15 years
  2. Mediation: 25%
    10 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    15 years
  4. Alimony: 10%
    15 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Amicable Divorce Services

225 S Lake Ave, Ste 300
Pasadena, CA, 91101-3009


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2014
Collaborative Professional Of the MonthLos Angeles Family Law Collaborative Association2013
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2012
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentAmicable Divorce Services2013 - Present
PresidentLaw Offices of Howell & Howell2008 - 2013
Family LawAttorney2001 - 2008
InternPublic Counsel1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Divorce CoalitionChair2012 - 2013
Pasadena Affordable DivorceCo-founder2011 - 2014
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Southern CaliforniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Client IntakeClient Intake2013
Client IntakeClient Intake2013
Initial ConsultationsInitial Consultations2012
Initial ConsultationsCollaborative Divorce2012