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Rodney S. Diggs

Director

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t: (213) 489-0028

f: (213) 489-0552

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Marie Dahlstrom and NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

FAVORITE FILM/SERIES: Bad Boys/Suits

FAVORITE BOOK: 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene

FAVORITE PHRASE: Happy are those that dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make those dreams come true.

EXPERIENCE

Rodney S. Diggs is a practiced litigator with substantial experience trying cases to verdict in both federal and state courts. Rodney is Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment practice group, which focuses on harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour issues and claims with the Labor Commissioner’s Board on behalf of his clients. He also handles civil rights litigation.

Rodney was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (2023 and 2024 Editions). He was recognized by the LA Times b2b among its 2023 Legal Visionaries and its 2023 DEI Visionaries. Rodney was recognized among the Daily Journal's prestigious list of Top Labor & Employment Lawyers from 2021-2023 and among the Daily Journal's Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2019, 2022 and 2023. Rodney was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal among its 2023 Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys and its 2022 and 2023 Leaders of Influence: Labor & Employment Attorneys.  He was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2014-2023. Rodney was named 2021 Top Attorney of the Year by the IAOTP.

 

At Howard University School of Law, Rodney was Vice President of the Student Bar Association, Chief Justice of Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity and Senior Staff Editor of the Human Rights and Globalization Law Review.

During his undergraduate career at UCLA, Rodney was a member of the track and field team. He achieved All-Pac 10 and All-American status in the 400 meter race and 4×400 meter relay.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • American Board of Trial Advocates SideBar, Member

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member

  • John M. Langston Bar Association, Officer, Board of Directors, Lifetime Member

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

  • National Bar Association, Member

  • Watts Labor Community Action Committee, Board of Directors

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • LA Times B2B Legal Visionary (2023)

  • Los Angeles Times B2B Leading Consumer Attorney (2023)

  • Los Angeles Times B2B DEI Visionaries (2023)

  • Los Angeles Business Journal Special Report: Who's Who - Rodney Diggs (2023)

  • Best Lawyers in America (2023-2024)

  • Los Angeles Business Journal Leaders of Influence: Labor & Employment Attorneys (2022-2023)

  • Los Angeles Business Journal Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s (2022)

  • Daily Journal's Top Labor & Employment Lawyers (2021-2023)

  • Daily Journal's Top 100 Lawyer in California (2019, 2022, 2023)

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 – 2023)

  • IAOTP Top Attorney of the Year (2021)

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 – 2022)

  • Top 100 Lawyer in California – Daily Journal (2019)

  • Top 40 under 40 – The National Trial Lawyers (2019-2020)

  • Most Powerful Employment Lawyer – Law Dragon (2018)

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tau Beta Omega Chapter Community Leader Award (2018)

  • Los Angeles African American Vanguard Awards – 100 Most Influential African Americans (2017)

  • National Bar Association – 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates (2017)

  • California Legislature Assembly – 40 Under 40 Civic Emerging Leaders (2017)

  • National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 (2016)

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

United States District Court - Central District

United States District Court - Eastern District

United States District Court - Southern District

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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EDUCATION

Howard University School of Law, J.D.

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.

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