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Meet Our Diverse Team 

RICKEY IVIE is a senior partner of Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt. Rickey Ivie has a unique combination of specialized legal and business experience.  As a trial lawyer, Mr. Ivie has tried over 75 jury trials including the published, precedent setting cases of Gerald Huffman et al vs. County of Los Angeles and Lincoln Pullen vs. The Vons Companies.

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Rickey Ivie - Founding Partner & V. President

Rickey Ivie

Founding Partner & V. President

ROBERT H. McNEILL, JR. obtained his undergraduate degree from Virginia State College in 1962. He did postgraduate work in Public Administration at California State University, Los Angeles. Mr. McNeill obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from Southwestern University Law School in December 1978. He is one of the founding partners of Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt, A Professional Law Corporation, and has held the position of President since 1994 and continuing.

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Robert H. McNeill, Jr. - Founding Partner and President

Robert H. McNeill Jr

Founding Partner and President

W. KEITH WYATT has been a partner with Ivie, McNeill and Wyatt since 1986. He joined Ivie and McNeill, Inc. in 1981 as an associate.

Prior to joining Ivie and McNeill, Inc., Mr. Wyatt was an attorney with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. He has extensive litigation experience in the areas of personal injury, contract law, employment law, real estate, and criminal law. He has tried over 60 civil jury trials, and he has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2005.

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W. Keith Wyatt - Partner

W. Keith Wyatt

Partner

BYRON MICHAEL PURCELL was born on September 4, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. He became an associate with Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt in June of 1995. He previously worked as a law clerk with the firm from September 1994 until he became an associate. In 2001, Mr. Purcell became a partner with Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt.

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Byron Michael Purcell - Partner

Byron Michael Purcell

Partner

ALLISON R. BRACY became an Associate with Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt in 2005, following her admission to the California State Bar. She practices in the area of civil litigation and general liability, with an emphasis on professional negligence, wrongful death, premises liability, personal injury, and products liability. She has successfully litigated matters from inception through appeal on behalf of a diverse mix of clients from private individuals and small non-profit organizations to large corporations and municipalities. She has excelled in obtaining favorable resolution of her cases.

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Allison R. Bracy - Associate

Allison R. Bracy

Associate

SAMUEL E. CHILAKOS became of counsel to Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt in 2009.

Mr. Chilakos received his bachelors degree in business administration with an option in accountancy in 1988 at California State University, Long Beach, and thereafter joined Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte & Touche), where he obtained the requisite experience and licensure as a certified public accountant.

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Samuel E. Chilakos - Attorney

Samuel E. Chilakos

Attorney

RODNEY S. DIGGS began with Ivie, McNeill, & Wyatt in 2011. Mr. Diggs is an experienced litigator with substantial experience in federal and state courts as well as mediations and has tried cases to verdict. As a litigator/trial attorney, Mr. Diggs handles all aspects of litigation including drafting and responding to pleadings, discovery, trial preparation and trial. Mr. Diggs is experienced in researching and preparing pleadings, including motions to compel, demurrers, motion for summary judgments, motions for class certification, oppositions, complaints and answers.

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Rodney S. Diggs Associate

Rodney S. Diggs

Associate

LILIA E. DUCHROW was born in Los Angeles, California. She became an associate with Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt in September 2002.

Ms. Duchrow received her undergraduate degree in History from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts in 1987. She received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1993. Ms. Duchrow also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Class of 1996.

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Lilia E. Duchrow - Associate

Lilia E. Duchrow

Associate

AUDREY C. FONG received her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies with Honors from the University of California at Los Angeles, in Los Angeles, California in 1995. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, was placed on the National Dean’s List of Scholastic Excellence, and earned membership into Pi Gamma Mu (International Social Science Honor Society), Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshmen Honor Societies), and Golden Key National Honor Society. While in college, Ms. Fong worked as a law clerk for an attorney practicing in the area of family law.

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Audrey C. Fong - Special Counsel

Audrey C. Fong

Special Counsel

DAVIDA M. FRIEMAN’s practice of law primarily focuses on civil rights defense. Ms. Frieman has successfully litigated numerous civil rights cases in both federal and state court.

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Davida M. Frieman

Associate

JENNIFER R. JACOBS received her undergraduate degree in Government and Religion from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California in 1987. She graduated with Honors and was the recipient of the Government Department=s Honors Award for Outstanding Senior Thesis and the Religion Department’s Honors Award for Outstanding Student in Religion. She also served as an Associate Editor of the Claremont Journal of Philosophy.

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Jennifer R. Jacobs - Special Counsel

Jennifer R. Jacobs

Special Counsel

RANDY KENNON joined Ivie McNeill & Wyatt as Special Counsel in the spring of 2007. Previously, he had been in house counsel at Bank of America for 17 years attaining the title of Associate General Counsel and responsible for supervising 5 attorneys and 8 paralegals across the United States who handled the defense of Bank of America in UCC disputes and commercial loan disputes.

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Randall H. Kennon - Special Counsel

Randall H. Kennon

Special Counsel

ANTONIO K. KIZZIE is an associate in the litigation group of Ivie, McNeill, & Wyatt (“IMW”), focusing on civil litigation, personal injury, entertainment/intellectual property litigation and transactions, business litigation/formation, and real estate litigation. As a litigator, Mr. Kizzie handles all aspects of litigation including drafting and responding to pleadings, discovery, depositions, and trial preparation. Mr. Kizzie is experienced in conducting trials as well as researching, preparing, and arguing pleadings including motions to compel, demurrers, oppositions, complaints, answers, and motions for summary judgment/adjudication in both State and Federal courts.

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Antonio Kizzie - Associate

Antonio K. Kizzie

Associate

MARIE MAURICE joined Ivie McNeill & Wyatt in 2010. Ms. Maurice specializes in general civil litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation and white collar defense. She has extensive experience prosecuting and defending business disputes, real property disputes including breach of contract, fraudulent conveyances, quiet title and mechanic’s liens, premises liability, auto accidents, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, general negligence, unlawful detainers, DUI, drug possession and bank fraud. Ms. Maurice has state and federal jury trial experience.

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Marie Maurice - Associate

Marie B. Maurice

Associate

CHANDLER PARKER joined Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt in 2011.

Mr. Parker received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School and graduated in the top ten (10%) percent of his class. While in school, Mr. Parker was on the Dean’s List, received the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and was the recipient of several Cali Awards for having the highest grades in his class.

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Chandler Parker

Chandler A. Parker

Counsel