Leslie Howell offers evening and weekend appointments and also offers free initial consultations via Zoom. Through the collaborative divorce process, she and the rest of your team will help you and your family through the divorce process without a court appearance. Prior to becoming a collaborative lawyer and mediator, Leslie was a jazz singer for many years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she also lived in New York City, Japan and Hawaii. Her life experience gives her helpful insight and makes her approachable.
Besides choosing a method to use (such as mediation and collaborative law), you will need to make sure you and your mediator and/or lawyer are a good fit. Leslie is an experienced yet passionate mediator and lawyer. She cares because she understands what spouses in your situation are going through. Leslie earned her B.A. in 1998 and J.D. in 2001, both at the University of Southern California. She was admitted into the State Bar of California in 2001 and has been practicing family law since, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support and community property issues. Leslie has attended numerous formal trainings in mediation and collaborative divorce. Through these processes, she empowers parties to creatively resolve their concerns with integrity to promote a successful future for their families without a court appearance.