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Los Angeles Business Journal

A Big Star For Those Behind Bars


Your average L.A. Crime suspect has all manner of gritty bail bond companies to call. But who do celebrities and other high-income types call?

It may well be Chickie Leventhal of Chickie’s Bail Bonds in Manhattan Beach. If she bails you out, She’ll probably be wearing her trademark rose-tinted glasses. Just don’t tell her she looks like your mom’s bridge partner.

“I don’t believe I give the image of being a grandmother,” said Leventhal.

She has bailed out rapper Snoop Dogg, Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Fracis and actor Tom Sizemore. Leventhal’s clients are referred by the 75 or so high-profile lawyers who have come to know her. That was the case when she bailed out Phil Spector, who was eventually convicted of killing model Lana Clarkson.

“I had no idea who he was,” she said. “But I said, ‘Of course,’ because Robert Shapiro was asking.”

After Leventhal climbed the ranks in an insurance firm in the 1980s, where the company wrote policies for bail-bond businesses, she decided to start her own shop for bail bonds.

She knows to take money and other valuables to ensure the bailee shows up at court. For example, when one client wanted to post bail for his mistress, Leventhal knew what to take: his wife’s phone number.

She is now considered an authority on bail. She recently gave a lecture to the Los Angeles Superior Court Bail Bond Committee, comprising Los Angeles County Judges, about the workings of her practice.

-Jonathan Polakoff, Los Angeles Business Journal, Volume 33, Number 22

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Attorneys and the general public have relied on Chickie’s Bail Bonds for their expert advice, compassion and professional bail bond service since 1984.

Chickie’s Bail Bonds provides bail service on both the state and federal levels. General bail information is available by a phone call to our professional team of licensed agents who are available twenty four hours a day seven days a week. Our bail bond service extends nationwide with personal service in Los Angeles and surrounding counties including, Orange, San Diego, Riverside and Ventura Counties.


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Our high success rate with 1275 P.C. cases, rarely requiring a court hearing, has earned Chickie’s Bail Bonds the respect of criminal defense attorneys, prosecuting attorneys, and respected members of the Southern California Judiciary.