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Rodney Diggs

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Firm Name
Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs
Address
444 S. Flower Street
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Suite 1800
Name & Address

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Website
https://www.imwlaw.com
Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor, Employment & Labor - Litigation, Employment & Labor - Wrongful Termination
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444 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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34.051561
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-118.254992
Practice Summary
Practice Overview

Rodney S. Diggs is a seasoned litigator with substantial experience trying cases to verdict in both federal and state courts. Rodney is Chair of the Labor & Employment practice group, which focuses on harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour issues. He also handles Civil Rights litigation.

Rodney’s significant achievements include obtaining a $9.1 million verdict in a wrongful death case against the City of Long Beach. This was the largest verdict in history against the City of Long Beach and the second largest verdict in a wrongful death case in the Central District of California. Rodney has obtained over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He was also lead counsel in Reginald Mitchell v. California Department of Public Health, which resulted in a published California Court of Appeal decision.

Rodney became a Director at Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt in 2016. In 2019, he became a name 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.

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.

In 2019, Rodney was named a Top 100 Lawyer in California by the Daily Journal. He has also been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2014-present.

Rodney is admitted to practice before the State of California, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of the United States District Courts and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Awards & Honors

Top 100 Lawyer in California – Daily Journal (2019)
Top 40 under 40 – The National Trial Lawyers (2019)
Most Powerful Employment Lawyer – Law Dragon (2018)
Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 – present)
National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40
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)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tau Beta Omega Chapter Community Leader Award (2018)

Memberships

Langston Bar Association, Officer and Board of Directors
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, Board of Directors
American Board of Trial Advocates SideBar, Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
National Bar Association, Member
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member

Admissions

State Bar of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of the United States District Courts

Education

Howard University School of Law
J.D.

University of California, Los Angeles
B.A.

Google Reviews
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Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs

444 Flower St #1800, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

(800) 584-6007

4.4 out of 5 stars

Walt Rich

5 out of 5 stars

posted a week ago

Some if the best legal minds in Los Angeles.

Stanley Watson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 11 months ago

Website was nice intuitive and functional. I learned of the firm via one of their newest associates Attorney James Noble. Looking to retain them as counsel asap.

Arthur Tucker

5 out of 5 stars

posted a year ago

Very Professional Beyond Measure, My friend was facing 9 years for a fake elderly abuse charge from his girlfriend's daughter, thrown out after Ivie McNeil and Wyatt dismissed the public defender, Excellent and on point

William F. Ramirez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 years ago

Excellent service

Facebook Reviews
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Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs
Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs 444 S. Flower St, Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Gwendolyn Freels

5 out of 5 stars

posted 10 months ago

MY highlight is I'm happy for my nephew William Keith Wyatt and the fine young man he is. God's blessings always.

Marina Samson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago

Daphne Hawkins

5 out of 5 stars

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Carol Sunshine Isadore

5 out of 5 stars

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Janet McFarland Willison

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 years ago

Katie Takis

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 years ago

I dont think anyone ever really wants to have to find a lawyer, but if you're looking for one, Rodney Diggs is a great choice! Mr. Diggs was referred to us by a friend to handle a case My friend had. Unfortunately he was already booked with trials at the time so he could not be the lead attorney on...

Rupert Byrdsong

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

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5 out of 5 stars

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Domonique Paton

5 out of 5 stars

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Kathy Willis

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 years ago

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Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs
Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs 444 S. Flower St, Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90071

5 out of 5 stars

anonymous

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 years ago

I dont think anyone ever really wants to have to find a lawyer, but if you're looking for one, Rodney Diggs is a great choice! Mr. Diggs was referred to me by a friend to handle a case I had. Unfortunately he was already booked with trials at the time so he could not be the lead attorney on my case...