About Me

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My Experience

Rodney S. Diggs is a practiced 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. Rodney was also lead counsel in Reginald Mitchell v. California Department of Public Health, which resulted in a published California Court of Appeal decision.

EDUCATION

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

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What I do?

Here for You When the Unexpected Strikes

Los Angeles based attorney Rodney Diggs Partner at Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs has a long history of championing the rights of people who find themselves in unexpected situations. From civil rights violations to labor disputes to class action lawsuits, Rodney is committed to holding the powerful accountable for their actions. When your rights have been violated, he will fight for the justice you deserve.

A Legacy of Excellence and Service

Rodney Diggs is committed to fighting for those who may not be able to fight for themselves. With a successful track record of securing substantial settlements for his clients, he has earned the reputation as one of California’s most trusted and successful civil rights, labor, and class action attorneys.

Key Verdicts, Settlements, and Achievements

  • $9.1 million secured in a wrongful death case versus the City of Long Beach
  • Over $40 million in settlements for his clients
  • Named a Top 100 Lawyer in California by The Daily Journal in 2019
  • Named Top 40 under 40 by The Top Trial Lawyers 2019

Committed to Justice for All

In his over 10 years of experience in practicing law, Rodney Diggs has quickly gained recognition as a champion for all people as they face some of the most pressing and stressful challenges of their lives. He is well-respected across the state, as evidenced by earning a spot as lead counsel in Reginald Mitchell v. California Department of Public Health, which resulted in a published California Court of Appeal decision. Throughout his career, he has represented clients from a wide range of backgrounds with diligence, compassion, and tenacity, earning his clients notable results and bolstering wider social reform. If you are in the Los Angeles area and have had your rights violated, call Rodney Diggs today to ensure that your rights are restored.

About Me?

Rodney S. Diggs’ decision to become an attorney was driven by his unyielding belief that all people deserve equal justice and respect under the law. Through his work, he has focused on advocating for those who need a champion when facing some of the most pressing and demoralizing experiences of their lifetimes.

Rodney is known across the country as a practiced litigator with substantial experience trying cases to verdict in both federal and state courts. His legal expertise focuses on harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour issues as well as civil rights litigation.

Key achievements of Rodney’s litigation career include securing 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. Over the years, Rodney has obtained over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Rodney is also well known across the state and nation, as evidenced by his position as lead counsel in Reginald Mitchell v. California Department of Public Health, which resulted in a published California Court of Appeal decision.

Rodney joined Ivie McNeill & Wyatt in 2011, eventually rising through the ranks to director in 2016 and then partner in 2019 when the firm was renamed to Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs. Prior to joining Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs, Rodney clerked for the Honorable Patti Jo McKay, Presiding Judge for the Appellate Division for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Rodney earned his JD from the Howard University School of Law. While at Howard, Rodney served as 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.

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).

Rodney has been married for 7 years and has two boys ages 3 and 8 months.