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Rickey Ivie

Founding Partner & V. President

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Practice Areas
Personal Injury Defense
Plaintiff Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Employment Law, Contract Law
Real Property
Copyright and Trademark
Rickey Ivie - Founding Partner & V. President
Contact Information
E-mail: rivie@imwlaw.com
 

RICKEY IVIE is a senior partner of Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt.  Founded in 1965, Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt, is a mid-size general practice litigation and transactional firm that represents consumers, businesses and public entities.

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.  Mr. Ivie and the Law firm made legal history successfully litigating a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit against a major California healthcare provider for sexual discrimination which resulted in the elimination of the nine month pregnancy exclusion as a pre-existing condition for health insurance which resulted in millions of dollars of savings for California consumers.

In real estate, transactional and contractual matters Mr. Ivie has represented such luminary clients as The Panda Restaurant Group, Pacific Bell, Compton Commercial Construction, The Bakewell Construction Company, United Television Broadcasting, Sempra Energy, The Platters, The Drifters and The Anschutz Entertainment Group.

In addition to his extensive legal practice, Mr. Ivie serves on the faculty of the National Business Institute and regularly leads advanced educational seminars for Lawyers as well as other members of the legal profession.

Mr. Ivie received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1973 and his Juris Doctor degree from UCLA School of Law in 1977 Mr. Ivie was a member of the Los Angeles County Insurance Commission for over 10 years.  He now serves as Commissioner of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services Commission, is a member of the UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees, Arbitrator for the Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, and a member of the State Bar Committee on Professional Liability Insurance.


Bar Admission:
California; U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit U.S.Supreme Court
Education:J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Commissioner, Los Angeles County Commission on Insurance, 1993-2005
  • Commissioner, Los Angeles County  Commission for Public Social Services
  • Member, UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Member, State Bar Committee on Professional Liability Insurance
  • Board Chairman – UCLA Black Alumni Association
  • National Business Institute(NBI)  – Speaker/ Faculty

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Member, John M. Langston Bar Association
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California