Rodney S. Diggs
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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.
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 became a Partner at Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt in 2016. In 2019, Rodney became a named partner when the firm changed its name to Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Rodney clerked for the Honorable Patti Jo McKay, Presiding Judge for the Appellate Division for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Rodney was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (2023 Edition). He was recognized among the Daily Journal's prestigious list of “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers" in 2021 and 2022 as well as among the Los Angeles Business Journal's Leaders of Influence: Labor & Employment Attorneys in 2022. Rodney has also been named Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2014. Rodney was named 2021 Top Attorney of the Year by the IAOTP. In 2019 and 2022 Rodney was recognized among the Daily Journal's Top 100 Lawyers in California.
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.
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
Best Lawyers in America (2023)
Los Angeles Business Journal Leaders of Influence: Labor & Employment Attorneys (2022)
Daily Journal's Top Labor & Employment Lawyers (2021-2022)
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)
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
Howard University School of Law, J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.