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Leslie Kyle Howell

Mediation Attorney at Pasadena, CA

4.8   4 reviews

also known as Amicable Divorce Services, APLC

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Leslie

Learn Leslie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    It is critical to choose a mediator who attends mediation trainings at least every couple of years. 3-day trainings help mediators develop the art of mediation to get you through your divorce affordably without any court appearances. This is our passion. In addition, we are happy to assist with mediation consulting services as an unbundled service. Call and ask about unbundled services.

    17 years

  2. Uncontested divorce
    Our focus is on uncontested divorce through mediation, co-mediation, settlement negotiations with other attorneys, collaborative divorce and limited scope services. We can explain the difference during our free, initial consultation.

  3. Divorce and separation
    We help with limited scope (such as, consulting attorney and ghostwriting), mediation, collaborative divorce and when cases cannot be resolved amicably, we will determine if a divorce case can be litigated affordably through Amicable Divorce Services.

    22 years

  4. Alimony
    Alimony is a significant area of practice in our office. Leslie Howell is committed to helping resolve client concerns amicably. (626) 351-1200 Read her blog at

    22 years

  5. Child custody
    When parents just can't agree on their children's best interests, we help clients with the process for determining parenting timeshare..

    22 years

  6. Child support
    We help our clients determine a fair amount of child support that works for the family. Leslie Howell is committed to helping resolve client concerns amicably. (626) 351-1200 Read her blog

    22 years

  7. Family
    We attempt to settle cases through mediation and collaborative divorce whenever possible. If these methods are not an option because one party chooses not to settle amicably, then we represent clients in family law court.

    22 years


Amicable Divorce Services offers evening and weekend appointments, and free initial consultations via video conferencing.

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. 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 a small number of cases in Los Angeles County. The fact that she continues to litigate gives her insight into current judicial trends, which is quite valuable at mediation sessions.

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Amicable Divorce Services


4.8 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Tony | November 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I walked into leslie's office at 3 in the afternoon, having court the following day, with no hesitation leslie and her team got on it and with her agresive professionalism and experience leslie and her team helped me get my move granted. i would highly recommend her and her team to everyone
Posted by Nicole | June 29, 2015
Great Experience
Leslie has worked with me on a custody case for 5 years. Her knowledge of the law and willingness to proposed multiple solutions for issues is great! I would recommend her for anyone looking for a knowledgeable, courteous, experienced attorney. Give her skill set a try; you'll be pleased at her no-nonsense approach to resolving issues amicably!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2015
Content divorcé
Leslie was professional during our entire divorce process. She was always available, and responded to all questions we had in a timely manner. I personally recommend anyone going thru a divorce to avoid litigation at all costs and go the mediation route. We were just about to go to court, but after a free hour consultation with Leslie, it was a no- brainer for us not to go thru litigation. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Joe | June 14, 2015
Nice person
Leslie was very nice and understanding. She also provided great recommendation and information on the collaborative process.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Amicable Divorce Services
  • 2013 - Present
  • President
  • Law Offices of Howell & Howell
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Family Law
  • Attorney
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Public Counsel
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • University of Southern California Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998


  • Family Divorce Solutions
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Coalition
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Pasadena Affordable Divorce
  • Co-founder
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2014
  • Collaborative Professional Of the Month
  • Los Angeles Family Law Collaborative Association
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Client Intake
  • Client Intake
  • 2013
  • Client Intake
  • Client Intake
  • 2013
  • Initial Consultations
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • 2012
  • Initial Consultations
  • Initial Consultations
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (13)
Endorse Leslie
Mediation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as an excellent family law mediator"
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am always happy to learn when Leslie is the opposing counsel on a case I am handling. Leslie helps her clients to see the bigger picture in an effort to achieve a mutually successful outcome or a win/win for them by collaborating with the other side, rather than competing with them for a win/lose or lose/lose result."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Leslie. She has a very positive attitude and will guide both you and your spouse through a mediated settlement, without spending thousands of dollars in unnecessary litigation. Give her a chance. You will not be disappointed."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Leslie and I are colleagues in the practice of family and divorce mediation and collaborative law. I admire Leslie's dedication in helping couples and families achieve amicable resolution of their disputes."