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Leslie C. Ivie

Of Counsel

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t: (213) 489-0028

f: (213) 489-0552

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Sound & Color. Alabama Shakes

FAVORITE FILM/SERIES: North by Northwest. Alfred Hitchcock

FAVORITE BOOK: Parable of the Sower. Octavia Butler

FAVORITE PHRASE: “Excellence of performance will transcend artificial barriers created by man.” My Grandfather, Dr. Charles R. Drew


Leslie Ivie is Of Counsel with Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs specializing in Criminal & White Collar Crime Defense.


She has served as a trial attorney with the Law Offices of Los Angeles County Public Defender; a volunteer with the ACLU of Southern California Reentry Initiative (ABC^2) and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, South Los Angeles Community Economic Development Unit; and as a USC Board Fellow with the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy.


Ms. Ivie has served the community since 1999 helping nonprofit organizations such as the Liberty Hill Foundation, American Association of University Women, National Immigration Law Center, Japanese American National Museum, RMHC Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times (a camp for children with Cancer), and Inner-City Arts achieve their missions.


Ms. Ivie received her A.B. from Smith College, was a Riordan MBA Fellow at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and earned her J.D. from Chapman University Fowler School of Law.


  • Vice Chair, City of Los Angeles Commission on Civil Rights

  • Mass Defense Committee Volunteer, National Lawyers Guild

  • Access to Justice Committee Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


State Bar of California


Chapman University Fowler School of Law, J.D.

Smith College, A.B.

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