Rodney S. Diggs

Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs
444 S. Flower St Ste 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 489-0028
www.imwlaw.com


EXPERIENCE

Rodney S. Diggs is a practiced litigator with substantial experience mediating disputes and 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 represents employers ranging from public entities to Fortune 500 companies, as well as individual employees. He also handles civil rights litigation. Rodney's significant achievements include settling a wrongful death lawsuit for $5.5 million and serving as 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. 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. He was also a student attorney for DC Law Students in Court, representing low-income clients with landlord disputes and handling other civil matters in the Washington, D.C. Superior Court and administrative agencies. During his undergraduate career at University of California, Los Angeles, 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 2015, Rodney was one of 25 lawyers selected out of 250 applicants to be a part of the American Board of Trial Advocates SideBar. In 2017, The California Legislature Assembly recognized Rodney as one of its 40 emerging civic leaders under the age of 40. In a Certificate of Recognition, Assembly Sebastian Ridley-Thomas congratulated Rodney, noting that his 'dedication and commitment to advocacy, philanthropy, and civic engagement is an inspiration to our diverse communities.

PRACTICE AREAS

Labor & Employment Civil Rights Class Action

BAR ADMISSION

State Bar of California United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit United States District Court, Central District of California United States District Court, Southern District of California

EDUCATION

Howard University School of Law, J.D. University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.

HONORS & AWARDS

Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 - 2017) 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)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

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