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Antonio Kizzie



Practice Areas
Civil Litigation
Personal Injury
Business Litigation/Formation
Entertainment/Intellectual Property Litigation & Transactions
Real Estate Litigation
Civil Rights Litigation
Antonio Kizzie - Associate
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ANTONIO K. KIZZIE is a senior associate in the litigation group of Ivie, McNeill, & Wyatt (“IMW”). Mr. Kizzie possesses a specialization in entertainment/intellectual property litigation/transactions, personal injury litigation, as well as plaintiff and defendants’ civil rights litigation and defense. 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. In 2015, Mr. Kizzie argued before the California Supreme Court, was selected as a 2015 National Bar Association Top 40 Attorney Under 40, was awarded a “Service Appreciation” certificate from the City of Compton, and was awarded the John M. Langston Bar Association President’s Award for his community service in 2013 and 2015. Mr. Kizzie also possesses a “10.0” rating with a dozen five-star client reviews and sixteen attorney endorsements.

In 2008, Mr. Kizzie received his Bachelors of Arts in Legal Communications from Howard University (“HU”) in Washington, D.C. At HU, he became the first Richard D. Parsons Time Warner Cable Scholar, received a full HU Academic Legacy Scholarship, was a Rhodes Scholar nominee, and is featured on the John H. Johnson School of Communications Hall of Fame. Mr. Kizzie was also a participant in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute, Diversity Leadership Program, and the American Institute of Foreign Study in Granada, Spain, where he developed a conversational fluency in Spanish. While in undergrad, Mr. Kizzie interned at the United States Department of Justice, Office of Communications and the Executive Office of the D.C. Superior Courts.

Mr. Kizzie received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law in May 2011. While in law school, Mr. Kizzie participated in the Jones Day Moot Court competition, served as the Co-Chair of the UCLA Black Law Student’s Association, volunteered with the El Centro Legal Prisoner Re-entry Legal Clinic, served as a graduate professional mentor with UCLA School of Law Outreach, coordinated the Sixth Annual UCLA Law Firm Diversity Reception, and was an articles editor for the UCLA Entertainment Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Kizzie worked as a research assistant to a UCLA Law Professor, as a law clerk for California Lawyers for the Arts, the Cochran Firm, Viacom-BET Networks Business and Legal Affairs, and as an intern with Creative Artists Agency. During law school, Mr. Kizzie was a two-time recipient of the John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship, received the Illinois Judicial Counsel Scholarship, and was featured as a panellist in several programs, including the UCLA Early Academic Outreach Program.

Before joining IMW, Mr. Kizzie was a Deputy City Attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Metropolitan Branch, where he prosecuted DUI criminal trials in Los Angeles Superior Court. Additionally, Mr. Kizzie had several years of experience as a law clerk for the Occhipinti Law Group, where he drafted, revised, and negotiated production, split songwriter, executive producer, side artist contracts, and digital distribution agreements in the music and television industries. In this position, Mr. Kizzie also prepared all requisite legal documentation for the formation of various legal entities, including LLCs, corporations, non-profits, and partnerships. Mr. Kizzie also specializes in advising small businesses regarding trademarks, incorporation, contract formation, and protection of intellectual property.

Mr. Kizzie’s community activities consist largely of his involvement with the John M. Langston Bar Association, where he served for two years on the board as the law student liaison to all the law schools in the greater Los Angeles area. He currently serves as the Community Outreach Chair, where he fosters partnerships with Los Angeles based non-profits and develops programs that help elementary and high school students from underserved communities in their college endeavors as well as to gain exposure to practicing attorneys, professional mentors, and law students. In this capacity, Mr. Kizzie also organizes community legal clinics to further community education regarding civil rights and provide expungement/Proposition 47 services to citizens. Mr. Kizzie also continues his activities as a mentor to law students, and has assisted dozens of college students successfully navigate the LSAT and law school application process.

Bar Admission:
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Education:UCLA School of Law, J.D.
Howard University, B.A. Legal Communications
Professional Memberships
  • Youth Outreach Program Co-Chair, John M. Langston Bar Association
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, UCLA Black Alumni Association
  • Member, Howard University Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles
  • Member, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Association
  • Member, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Member, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Inc.