Leslie K. Howell, Esq

Leslie Howell is an experienced yet passionate collaborative lawyer. She cares because she understands what parties in your situation are going through. Leslie comes from a bi-racial, musical family and is an adoptive parent as well. She was a jazz singer for several years before and after attending law school. She has also worked for years in a corporate setting. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, but has lived in New York City, Japan and Hawaii. Her background makes her approachable.

Leslie earned her B.A. in English 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 and promote a successful future for their families without a single court appearance.