Yalda Paydar


(213) 489-0028


My favorite meal is simple: bread, butter, cheese, and wine because simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Currently Listening to

Hayden James

Favorite Film/Series

The Office, Sopranos

Favorite Book

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

Favorite Phrase

Be great

Toronto, Ontario, CA

Practice Areas

  Civil Rights Litigation

 Entertainment/Intellectual Property

  General Liability/Personal Injury

  Corporate & Commercial

Bar Admission

•  State Bar of California

•  United States District Court, Central District of California


Associate Yalda Paydar’s primary practice focuses on labor and employment, commercial, and civil rights litigation. Currently, she represents both individuals and corporations in labor and employment matters, and assists individuals in civil rights and wrongful death matters. Yalda also represents individuals in breach of contract disputes.


Prior to joining Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt, Yalda was a law clerk at a boutique construction law firm in New York City. She assisted both construction companies and employees in navigating through complex breach of contract cases as well as wage and hour disputes.


Yalda graduated law school with a specialty in Tax Law and was part of Cardozo’s Law Review. Yalda worked throughout law school at a boutique construction law firm, externed at the Legal Aid Clinic’s Tax Division, and worked at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  

Prior to law school in New York City, Yalda lived in Paris for two years where she received her Master’s in Public Policy and International Law while working at the International Chambers of Commerce in Paris, France.


•  Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.

•  University of Western Ontario, B.A.

Professional Activites

•  California Young Lawyers Association, Member

•  Santa Monica Bar Association, Member

•  Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member

•  California Lawyers Association, Member

Languages Spoken

•  English

•  French

•  Farsi